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Shwe Man Thabin at Asia Society

Zat pwe, an outdoor Burmese performance dating to the late 1800s, is a busy, all-night affair in which Buddhist offerings mingle with court and folk traditions, acting, opera scenes, a percussion-and-gong ensemble and dancers who melt onto the stage like marionettes. In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, such events end at sunrise, which is ushered…