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The Myanmar Times: Dec. 19-25, 2005 – Night Moon Dance performance delights

by Ma Thanegi

Gitameit is a combination of two words: ‘gita’, meaning music, and ‘meit’, meaning friendship. Artists came together in friendship at the centre last week from across the globe; from the United States, Thailand, Hong Kong, Germany, and Myanmar; for a week-long workshop culminating in two truly unique performances the likes of which had never been witnessed by Myanmar audiences before.

The repertoire of each evening was based on the theme of ‘night, moon, and dance, also the title of a poem by workshop participant and Myanmar poet, Nyein Way. In Myanmar, the words are simply formed with one letter of the alphabet each: Nya, La and Ka. Artist San Oo, usually known as MSO, performed the poem, which was the inspiration for the evening’s performance.

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December 2005 – Gitameit Encounters: Twe Son Kyin Series

Gitameit Music Center

Nya La Ka (Night Moon Dance) workshop December 2-10 in preparation for the performance sponsored by the Asian Cultural Council. Daily choir rehearsals and other activities with Nya La Ka foreign guests: baritone Thomas Buckner (NY), director and stage designer Manuel Lutgenhorst (Germany/NY/Chiangmai), bass clarinetist Bohdan Hilash (NY), composer John Chen (Hong Kong), Likay Dancer […]


Weekly Eleven News: Dec. 14, 2005

Gitameit Music Center

An article in reference to the Gitameit performance, Nya La Ka or Night Moon Dance, in December 2005.