U Nay Win, Secretary of the Myanmar Theatrical Association (Central), announced that the association plans to organize a ceremony in October in Yangon to pay tribute to approximately 1,300 elderly theatrical artistes from all over Myanmar.
The 3rd respect-paying ceremony for aged theatrical performers is scheduled to be held at the National Theatre (Yangon) on Myoma Kyaung Street in Dagon Township, Yangon Region, on 7 October. Currently, there are approximately 1,300 artistes aged 75 and above who have played various roles in theatre.
Many of these aged theatricians come from various fields of dramatic arts, including Anyeint, Myanma traditional orchestra, drama, Ramayana, marionette, circus, and magic shows.
The Myanmar Theatrical Association (Central) is making efforts to provide permanent support to veteran artistes, host an annual respect-paying ceremony for senior theatrical performers nationwide, and preserve and promote various forms of dramatic arts. — ASH/CT