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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES OF ​MYANMAR UPPER LAND (MUL)

The key persons of Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel (MUL) involved in setting up two theatres in Myanmar called Mandalay Marionettes Theater (established in 1986) and Dance from Dynasties (founded in 2003).

Besides the tourism activities based in Mandalay, MUL’s primary interests were (and still are) in promoting and preserving a long-standing tradition in Myanmar performing arts.Gradually these local cultural activities were further developed, culminating from 2000 onwards in activities such as workshops and performances, nationally as well as internationally.

According to the needs of the cultural community in Myanmar especially in Mandalay, MUL started both tangible and intangible cultural activities with the aim to contribute to the conservation and safeguarding of traditional performing arts and cultural heritage in Myanmar since last 2009.  With those aspirations above, MUL has successfully finished with several restoration projects which were mostly related to the tangible culture heritage of the disaster area in Myanmar.

In the field of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
2008 Nargis Cyclone in Irrawaddy delta, 2010 Giri Cyclone in Rakhine state, 2012 Flash flood in Pakokku township and 2013-14 Earthquake in Sint-Gu and Thapaikkyin townships, MUL organized the culture related projects which were mostly related to the tangible culture heritage of the disaster area in Myanmar and supported the relevant communities. Those projects are funded by Cultural Emergency Response (CER) program under the Prince Claus Fund, the Netherlands.

In the area of Performing Arts
2015 until 2016 MUL coordinated of a large project called “Safeguarding the Traditional Myanmar Marionettes Performing Arts.” The project was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with collaboration from the “Goethe Institut” Myanmar. As part of this project a book and a Myanmar marionette DVD-Rom on all aspects of Myanmar puppetry were developed meant for teaching purposes and the sustainability of this art.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES OF ​MYANMAR UPPER LAND (MUL)

The key persons of Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel (MUL) involved in setting up two theatres in Myanmar called Mandalay Marionettes Theater (established in 1986) and Dance from Dynasties (founded in 2003).

Besides the tourism activities based in Mandalay, MUL’s primary interests were (and still are) in promoting and preserving a long-standing tradition in Myanmar performing arts.Gradually these local cultural activities were further developed, culminating from 2000 onwards in activities such as workshops and performances, nationally as well as internationally.

According to the needs of the cultural community in Myanmar especially in Mandalay, MUL started both tangible and intangible cultural activities with the aim to contribute to the conservation and safeguarding of traditional performing arts and cultural heritage in Myanmar since last 2009.  With those aspirations above, MUL has successfully finished with several restoration projects which were mostly related to the tangible culture heritage of the disaster area in Myanmar.

In the field of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
2008 Nargis Cyclone in Irrawaddy delta, 2010 Giri Cyclone in Rakhine state, 2012 Flash flood in Pakokku township and 2013-14 Earthquake in Sint-Gu and Thapaikkyin townships, MUL organized the culture related projects which were mostly related to the tangible culture heritage of the disaster area in Myanmar and supported the relevant communities. Those projects are funded by Cultural Emergency Response (CER) program under the Prince Claus Fund, the Netherlands.

In the area of Performing Arts
2015 until 2016 MUL coordinated of a large project called “Safeguarding the Traditional Myanmar Marionettes Performing Arts.” The project was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with collaboration from the “Goethe Institut” Myanmar. As part of this project a book and a Myanmar marionette DVD-Rom on all aspects of Myanmar puppetry were developed meant for teaching purposes and the sustainability of this art.

CULTURAL PROJECTS

Cultural Discussion between Myanmar and Norwegians in Mandalay Organized by Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel and Supported by Inn-Wa School of Performing Art.

Location: Min Tha Theatre, 58th St, between 29th & 30th St. Mandalay

Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel (MUL) organized a Modern puppet/arts training in Mandalay for young puppeteers from Yangon and Mandalay between 18th and 20th of November 2016. The workshop was given by the German expert Mrs. Anne Klatt from Tübingen. At the end of the training on Sunday evening, 20th of Nov. at 7 pm there was a public presentation of a short play developed during the training.

The project - Safeguarding the tradition of Myanmar Marionette and Performing Arts - was implemented by Myanmar Upper Land (MUL), with the fund provided by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).The project’s aim was to promote the traditional Myanmar marionette performing arts beyond the touristic audience and create performance capacity and awareness in the different regions and states of Myanmar, and to safeguard all its aspects

Concerning in this affected of the earthquake, registering 6.8 on the Richter scale that struck Sagaing and Mandalay Regions on 11 November 2012 in Myanmar, the Prince Claus Fund, in the context of Cultural Emergency Response Program, supported the Restoration of Ancient Damaged Pagoda, ShweYat Taw Phaya in Quarter No – 1, Sint-Gu Township with the collaboration of Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel.

Concerning in this affected of the earthquake, registering 6.8 on the Richter scale that struck Sagaing and Mandalay Regions on 11 November 2012 in Myanmar, the Prince Claus Fund, in the context of Cultural Emergency Response Program, supported the Restoration of Ancient Damaged Pagoda, MaHarLawKaMhan Ku Pyaya in Twin-NgylVillage, Tha-Beik-Kyin Township with the collaboration of Myanmar Upper Land | culture & travel.

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