Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJPVA <p class="\&quot;\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;MsoNormal\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\&quot;\&quot;" lang="\&quot;\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;EN-US\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\&quot;\&quot;" align="\&quot;\\&quot;justify\\&quot;\&quot;">The&nbsp;<em>Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts</em>&nbsp;is a new,&nbsp;<a href="https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/">Open Access</a>, fully peer-reviewed, research journal that focuses on the Asian performing and visual arts. It is a forum for scholars in the fields of Asian music, dance, theater, and fine arts. Published by the&nbsp;<a title="CC" href="http://cultural.um.edu.my/" target="_blank">University of Malaya Cultural Centre</a>, it appears once a year in December.&nbsp; As an Open Access online e-journal, readers can obtain hard copies on demand, as well as a projected global dissemination through the open access policy on the University of Malaya ejournal website. We invite submissions of original articles from the entire scope of Asian performing and fine arts fields. &nbsp;E-ISSN: 2462-1919 ; Print ISSN: 2462-1900&nbsp;&nbsp;Our journal is currently indexed with RILM, MyJurnal, MyCite.</p> <p class="\&quot;\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;MsoNormal\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\&quot;\&quot;" lang="\&quot;\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;EN-US\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\&quot;\&quot;" align="\&quot;\\&quot;justify\\&quot;\&quot;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="\&quot;\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;MsoNormal\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\&quot;\&quot;" lang="\&quot;\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;EN-US\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\\\\\&quot;\\\\&quot;\\&quot;\&quot;" align="\&quot;\\&quot;justify\\&quot;\&quot;">The journal encompasses articles (4-8 articles per issue), books and audio/video reviews, and notes on current research by scholars in the related arts fields. It is published in English and is issued annually in the month of December in online format with hard copy on demand. This journal is single-blind refereed. For submission see Information for Authors, and Submission Rules.&nbsp;</p> Cultural Centre, University of Malaya en-US Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts 2462-1900 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Teaching Dance to Kindergarten Children through School Concert Dance Performance: A Self-Review https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJPVA/article/view/26460 <p class="p1">This paper examines the dance pedagogy for children in six kindergartens from 2005 to 2015 by using the approach of auto-ethnography. It analyses the design of dance activities in two stages: the early stage, which emphasises learning outcomes, and the later stage, which emphasises the needs of children from the affective and cognitive aspects.&nbsp;It also discusses the challenges of developing a child-centred approach while fulfilling the expectations of parents and kindergarten principals, ultimately arriving at a balance between product- and process-based approaches. Finally, this pioneering study provides suggestions for ways to improve dance education for children in Malaysian kindergartens.</p> Chai Chen Tan Premalatha Thiagarajan Copyright (c) 2020 University of Malaya 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 6 7 25 “Where do I go? What do I choose? Lipstick, rosary or gun?” https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJPVA/article/view/20083 <p class="p1">This paper discusses how, in <em>Dogeaters </em>(1990)<em>,</em> Jessica Hagedorn depicts scattered and disintegrated representations of gender in order to show the rather constructed nature of gender identity. This is mainly in response to nationalism as a gendered discourse in which constructions like family are manifested as natural and innate. It will be argued that for this purpose, like some other feminist playwrights, Hagedorn uses Brechtian techniques, mainly Alienation Effects, in a non-linear narrative with occasional shifts in the language from English to Tagalog (vernacular Filipino) which create a sense of fraction and defamiliarising in the reader and audience.</p> Mahtab Mahdavifar Ghulam Sarwar Yousof Mohd Nasir bin Hashim Copyright (c) 2020 University of Malaya 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 6 26 41 Parental involvement in music learning https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJPVA/article/view/26764 <p class="p1">This qualitative study aims to gain a deeper understanding of parental involvement in children’s one-to-one piano learning from the perspectives of parents, teachers, and students in Tawau, Sabah. A purposive sampling of 15 participants to form five groups of parent-teacher-student triads was recruited. Narrative data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Findings indicated that parents, teachers, and students have both similar and diverse perceptions of parental involvement in the one-on-one piano lesson in terms of attendance at piano lessons, home environment and home practice, and communication. The findings indicated that the parents in Tawau rooted their practice and belief of parental involvement in the traditional values that put emphasis on responsibilities, co-operation, respect, and trust, in supporting their children in music learning and musical wellbeing<strong>. </strong>Some noteworthy findings observed that parents instinctively assume their significant role in scaffolding and support their children’s music learning, regardless of cultures, locality of residence and music lesson settings.</p> Cheong Ku Wing Linda Fui Tze Koh Copyright (c) 2020 University of Malaya 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 6 42 55 Copyright and Content pages https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJPVA/article/view/27949 Genevieve Gamache Copyright (c) 2020 University of Malaya 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 6 2 4 Contributors https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJPVA/article/view/27955 Genevieve Gamache Copyright (c) 2020 University of Malaya 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 6 56 57 Information for authors https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJPVA/article/view/27956 Genevieve Gamache Copyright (c) 2020 University of Malaya 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 6 58 58 From the editors https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/MJPVA/article/view/27957 Genevieve Gamache Copyright (c) 2020 University of Malaya 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 6 5 6