Menora

 

Menora is seen only in Kelantan.

This dance drama is believed to have developed in Thailand about 2,000 years ago, was introduced to Kelantan during the second half of the nineteenth century.

It is a dance drama portraying Buddhist Jaataka stories, is characteristically Thai but has been accultured into the Malaysian milieu.

It is performed by an all-male cast who also assume female roles.

Adventures dating from ancient folklore are enacted by slow rhythmic movements of legs, arms and fingers.

An orchestra of drums, gongs, scrape instruments and the serunai, a Malay oboe, provides the music.

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