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Type :article
Subject :MT Musical instruction and study
Main Author :Mohd Kipli Abdul Rahman
Title :Saba social theater: the solution for the conflict of supernatural characters as a healing process
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Muzik dan Seni Persembahan
Year of Publication :2019
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
This study explores the conflict solution of supernatural characters in saba social theatre as a healing process. A qualitative method using an ethnographic approach is applied to explain the association between behaviour and culture. Referring to the field of cosmology, the universe has unravelled all the things that happen in the physical and metaphysical worlds, and that is asserted by human existence. Creativity in the production of human arts results from a relationship between humans and the universe, reflected in the existence of the cosmological relationship of the artist and their religious beliefs. This is also related to four cosmic elements: land, water, fire and wind. The work of art is also believed to have its own soul. The supernatural conflicts in the saba social theatre are examined to expose the existence of the physical and metaphysical cosmos underlying the world views of the saba ritual practitioners as a form of social theatre for healing. The saba social theatre players experience a trance as an indicator of the embodiment by the players of the supernatural characters during the performance. Offerings are also served in an effort to summon the supernatural characters in the performance. The aim is to separate the platers’ personality from the embodiment of the supernatural characters who are in conflict. The embodiment is manifested through cosmic symbols in order to execute the healing process.


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