One of the famous ‘Ahnyeint’ (variety dance show) troupes in Burma, ‘Colourful Ahnyeint’ by Thelaythee will perform on December 30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to commemorate the 60th Independence Day.
This dance troupe is popular for its jokes which mocks and ridicules the weaknesses and faults of the military regime with great sense of humour. The Burmese people from Malaysia have organised this show and will proceed to Thailand and Singapore too.
“They will perform in Kuala Lumpur on December 30 and on January 6 in Penang. In Kuala Lumpur, they will perform at the Kotaraya mall. We have booked the auditorium which can accommodate about 1,500 people. The ticket price will be 25 Ringgit”, Ko Kyaw Kyaw, one of the organizers of this show told Mizzima.
There will be four comedians viz. Panthee (Apple), Zithi (Plum), Kyethee (button), and Godzilla. The main dancer will be Chaw Suu Myo and the other dancer will be Mya Sabe Ngone.
“We believe this show can highlight the sufferings of the people inside Burma and what is going on in Burma which is not known to the Burmese people in exile. This is the reason why we have organised this show”, Ko Kyaw Kyaw added.
After performing in Malaysia, the dance troupe will proceed to Bangkok in Thailand and Singapore. They will perform in Bangkok on January 12 and 13 and on January 19 in Singapore.
Since they could perform their dance variety show to the satisfaction of the people in Burma, the troupe hopes they can perform too in a foreign land to the satisfaction of the Burmese people in exile, the comedian Godzilla said.
“We will crack jokes in a foreign land too as we do in Burma. Though we will have more freedom in foreign countries, we would crack the same jokes. It won’t be much different. In the meantime we will perform which will move the hearts of our people”, Godzilla said to Mizzima.
The VCD of their show performed on November 24 in Kandawgyi Hmyaw Sin Kyun in Rangoon is very popular among the audience and is being circulated among people.
“I think the people love our performance, because we say what they are feeling,” Godzilla further said.
The comedian Godzilla said that all the proceeds from the sales of the tickets of these shows will go to charity social works for HIV infected children and other social causes.
“We shall go to any county if we are invited. We don’t perform for profit. We will perform for all the Burmese people in exile if the situation permits us to do so”, Godzilla added.