Southeast Asian Performing Arts

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: SSEASN 39I
The course focuses on Southeast Asian Performance, specifically Indonesian dances, and Philippine theater and music.  Discussions shall be guided by the following questions:  How have geography, religion, social structures, customs, and beliefs shaped indigenous performing art forms?  How are performing traditions revitalized in contemporary times? How have experiences of colonialism and social movements informed the work of performing artists? How can we read/view these works today?