Performing Southeast Asia

The book asks how theatre contributes to and/or addresses the political condition in the contemporary moment, how does it represent the complexity of experiences in peoples’ daily lives and how does theatre engage in forms of political ...

Performing Southeast Asia

Author: Marcus Cheng Chye Tan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030346862

Page: 294

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Performing Southeast Asia: Performance, Politics and the Contemporary is an important reconsideration of the histories and practices of theatre and performance in a fluid and dynamic region that is also experiencing an overarching politics of complexity, precarity and populist authoritarian tendencies. In a substantial introductory essay and essays by leading scholars, activists and practitioners working inside the region, the book explores fundamental questions for the arts. The book asks how theatre contributes to and/or addresses the political condition in the contemporary moment, how does it represent the complexity of experiences in peoples’ daily lives and how does theatre engage in forms of political activism and enable a diversity of voices to flourish. The book shows how, in an age of increasingly violent politics, political institutions become sites for bad actors and propaganda. Forces of biopolitics, neo-liberalism and religious and ethnic nationalism intersect in unpredictable ways with decolonial practices – all of which the book argues are forces that define the contemporary moment. Indeed, by putting the focus on contemporary politics in the region alongside the diversity of practices in contemporary theatre, we see a substantial reformation of the idea of the contemporary moment, not as a cosmopolitan and elite artistic practice but as a multivalent agent of change in both aesthetic and political terms. With its focus on community activism and the creative possibilities of the performing arts the region, Performing Southeast Asia, is a timely intervention that brings us to a new understanding of how contemporary Southeast Asia has become a site of contest, struggle and reinvention of the relations between the arts and society. Peter Eckersall The Graduate Center City University of New York Performing Southeast Asia – with chapters concerned with how regional theatres seek contextually-grounded, yet post-national(istic) forms; how history and tradition shape but do not hold down contemporary theatre; and how, in the editors’ words, such artistic encounters could result in theatres ‘that do not merely attend to matters of cultural heritage, tradition or history, but instead engage overtly with theatre and performance in the contemporary’ – contributes to the possibility of understanding what options for an artistically transubstantiated now-ness may be: to the possibility, that is, of what might be called a ‘Present-Tense Theatre’. C. J. W.-L. Wee Professor of English Nanyang Technological University Performing Southeast Asia examines contemporary performance practices and their relationship with politics and governance in Southeast Asia in the twenty-first century. In a region haunted historically by strongman politics, authoritarianism and militarism, religious tension and ethnic strife, the chapters reveal how contemporary theatre and performances in the present reflect yet challenge dominant socio-political discourses. The authors analyse works of political commitment and conviction, created and performed by Southeast Asian artists, as modes and platforms of reaction and resistance to the shifting political climates that inform contemporary life in urban Southeast Asia. The discussions center on issues of state hegemonies and biopolitics, finance and sponsorship, social liberalism and conservatism, the relevance of history and tradition, and globalisation and cultural practice. These diverse yet related concerns converge on an examination of the efficacies of theatre and performance as means of political intervention and transformation that point to alternative embodiments of political consciousness through which artists propose critical options for rethinking the state, citizenship, identity and belonging in a time of seismic socio-political change. The editors also reframe an understanding of ‘the contemporary’ not simply as a temporal adjective but, in the context of present Southeast Asia, as a geopolitical condition that shapes artistic and performance practices.

Contemporary Southeast Asian Performance

This volume offers vital insights into recent developments in Southeast Asian performance.

Contemporary Southeast Asian Performance

Author: Matthew Isaac Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443826278

Page: 210

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Mutual borrowing, fluid transactions and transformations of performances and performers have a long and enduring history in Southeast Asia, but this trend has been heightened and made more vivid in the contemporary period. The omnipresence of global communications has provoked and inspired yet more novel experiments and collaborations between cosmopolitan artists and globally-oriented performers. This volume offers vital insights into recent developments in Southeast Asian performance. It demonstrates the ways in which contemporary artists and performers are increasingly working betwixt the traditional boundaries of the nation and discourses of identity. The essays collected here are testament to ongoing conversations and relations among scholars, practitioners and scholar-practitioners in Southeast Asia and around the world.

Essays on Southeast Asian Performing Arts

Ricardo Trimillos in his " Pasyon , Lenten Observance of the Philippines as
Southeast Asian Theater , " takes to heart the adage that the exception proves the
rule . In examining the Philippines , an area that scholars of performance have
often ...

Essays on Southeast Asian Performing Arts

Author: Kathy Foley

Publisher: University of California International &

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Page: 139

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Austronesian Soundscapes

Birgit Abels is a cultural musicologist with a primary specialization in the music of the Pacific and Southeast Asian islands. --

Austronesian Soundscapes

Author: Birgit Abels

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089640851

Page: 336

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Birgit Abels is a cultural musicologist with a primary specialization in the music of the Pacific and Southeast Asian islands. --

Southeast Asia

It is fair to say that at some point in their history all performing arts of Southeast
Asia were ritualistic or had a strong association with religious ritual . However ,
those performance genres discussed here , in contemporary South - east Asia ...

Southeast Asia

Author: Keat Gin Ooi

Publisher: Abc-clio

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Page: 1791

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Contains over eight hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about topics related to the historical development and global influence of Southeast Asia, covering politics, war, religion, socioeconomics, ethnohistory, geography, and folklore.

Faces of Tradition in Chinese Performing Arts

He was also a fine gamelan player, with extensive artistic and academic
connections in Southeast Asia and China (Shennan, Whitehead, and Askew
2015). 10. For practical reasons, not least because many of the recordings were
the results ...

Faces of Tradition in Chinese Performing Arts

Author: Levi S. Gibbs

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025304586X

Page: 188

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Faces of Tradition in Chinese Performing Arts examines the key role of the individual in the development of traditional Chinese performing arts such as music and dance. These artists and their artistic works–the "faces of tradition"–come to represent and reconfigure broader fields of cultural production in China today. The contributors to this volume explore the ways in which performances and recordings, including singing competitions, textual anthologies, ethnographic videos, and CD albums, serve as discursive spaces where individuals engage with and redefine larger traditions and themselves. By focusing on the performance, scholarship, collection, and teaching of instrumental music, folksong, and classical dance from a variety of disciplines–these case studies highlight the importance of the individual in determining how traditions have been and are represented, maintained, and cultivated.

Performing Objects

Museums, Material Culture and Performance in Southeast Asia Fiona Kerlogue. -
of museums in the modern age , and particularly in the era since the majority of
Southeast Asian nations achieved independence , for the most part after the end
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Performing Objects

Author: Fiona Kerlogue

Publisher: Contributions in Critical Museology & Material Culture

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Page: 188

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The contributors consider the relationship between the roles of objects within their originating culture and as part of a collection kept by the museum, whether in post-colonial Southeast Asia or in Europe. What emerges as key is the point of intersection between lives and cultures which the objects can represent, whether as sites of conflict, of negotiation or of connection.

Asian Dance

Introduces the history, methods of teaching, ceremonial styles, basic steps, and famous figures of traditional Asian dance from Japan, China, India and more.

Asian Dance

Author: Janet Descutner

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438130783

Page: 169

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Introduces the history, methods of teaching, ceremonial styles, basic steps, and famous figures of traditional Asian dance from Japan, China, India and more.

Southeast Asia 2 v

Although performance evaluation can be viewed from different comparative
perspectives , the paucity of basic data for assessing municipal government
performance in Thailand leaves us with the widespread Thai observation that
municipal ...

Southeast Asia  2 v

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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 2000

Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 – 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia.

Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 2000

Author: Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408177218

Page: 320

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Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 � 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society. Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides: ·a historical overview of the culture; ·an outline of theatre history; ·a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia.

Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

Javanese dance ) or a male performs a female role , that ' s something that needs
special attention and something extra , so that ( the representation ) is more
careful / thorough . . . . . It ' s researched . But a woman doesn ' t think about it ...

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U S Nonmilitary Assistance to Southeast Asia

Who performs the military aircraft repair and helicopter repair ? Do we have any
Americans doing that kind of work in South Vietnam ? Mr. NOOTER . We do not
get involved in that . That would be handled by the Defense Department .

U S  Nonmilitary Assistance to Southeast Asia

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee

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Page: 110

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South East Asia Research

Client - Practitioner Tensions : ' Performing Arts - Music ' . In H . M ... Clayton ,
Victoria : Monash University ( Centre of Southeast Asian Studies Working Paper
74 ] . ... Packaging Dreams : Javanese Perceptions of Tourism and Performance .

South East Asia Research

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Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia

of family planning worker performance . Ultimately , we are concerned not only
with the performance of the individual worker but with the performance of the
entire organizational unit in which that worker functions . Characteristics of a PHC
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Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia

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Page: 444

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Governance in Southeast Asia

When all else fails , the judiciary is the only recourse for arbitration and mediation
. Prior to the Asian crisis , there was a positive perception of the rule of law in the
region . Yet even as the high performing Southeast Asian economies registered ...

Governance in Southeast Asia

Author: Eduardo T. Gonzalez

Publisher:

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Page: 103

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Asian Studies Newsletter

The South Asian performing arts have been studied regions while other papers
involved comparative analysis . Often , in fragmented fashion , largely uncritically
, and primarily from the historians of Southeast Asia served as discussants for the
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Asian Studies Newsletter

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