Category: Arts – Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music


1975-2024: Five Decades of Overseas V-Pop

The end of the Vietnam War in 1975 opened a new chapter in the history of the country. The 30 of April, 1975 is a day of many meanings: to the majority Vietnamese, it is an unforgettable day for the people to return to peace and rebuild the country after 21 years of civil war


The Second Body in Margaret Edson’s Wit

This paper employs the idea of “the second body,” in Eric Santner’s sense in his The Royal Remains, to discuss dynamics of language and body in Margaret Edson’s award-winning play Wit. Building upon Roberto Esposito’s concept of immunity, Santner’s work may be seen as exploring a folding process by which a subject is partially expropriated in


Introducing the Sompoton Mouthorgan of Sabah: Let’s Play Sompoton eBook for Easy Access to Essential Techniques for Beginners

This paper focuses on introducing the sompoton, a traditional mouth organ instrument from Sabah, Malaysia, to beginners. The instrument originates from Kampung Tikolod in the Tambunan District of Sabah and is traditionally played solo. However, there has been a noticeable decline in interest, especially among the younger generation. To address this issue, the “Let’s Play


Intermedia Narrative as a Phenomenon of Contemporary Artistic Communication

With the changes taking place in contemporary art, aesthetic values have become an insufficient criterion for evaluating artworks. Nowadays, the intermedial narrative is shaped by the aesthetics of analogue and digital media, which can be mixed and combined, enriching the new artistic message they create as a result of media interrelations. This type of activity


Conservation of Cultural Values in Construction Salendang Dance as a Heritage of Puti-Puti Tarusan

The preservation of the cultural values of Shawl Dance is carried out through rearrangement using construction methods. Because this dance had experienced extinction, restructuring was carried out. Restructuring was carried out to provide new colors to produce a definitive and innovative form of Selendang Dance both in terms of movement, floor patterns, music and costumes.


Communication of Atmosphere in Folk Dance Performance – Take “Roulianxiang” as an Example

Reproducible folk performances are a treasure trove of historical and cultural achievements. This type of folk performance serves as more than just artistic expressions of past ways of life; instead, they transform these traditions into something that modern audiences can appreciate. The transformation turns the original productive meaning of these performances into a ritualistic and


Forging Resilient Theater: Zuoying Elderly Care Center as a Site for Memory Re-collections and Story Narrations

Having been an aging society, Taiwanese authorities have widely set up community care centers and related courses to assist elders with care, so as to achieve the goal of delaying aging. The old Zuoying district in Kaohsiung city is an early historical settlement, rich in historical sites and multiple cultures. In the process of modernization,


Music Composition: Lagu J-Mahmad Folk Dance for Jazz Ensemble

This article is about a music composition name “Lagu J-Mahmad Folk Dance.” The song composed for Jazz Ensemble. It has 4 musical part that include, part A-B-A-C-A which has been play in 6 minutes long. The composer using the melodic ideas, Motif ideas and rhythmic ideas from the southern of Thailand folk song name “Lagu


The Recollection of Khun Yuam: Music Evokes Memories

Khun Yuam, a small district in Mae Hong Son, northern Thailand, is known as a wood and border trade area. From 1943-1945, the Japanese army retreated to Khun Yuam, and this period became part of the local people’s memories. Furthermore, during music fieldwork in 2021, the researcher interviewed the Ruam Dao Khun Yuam Ensemble, a


Nora Fantasia: Transferring Nora’s Folk Tune to Wind Band

Nora, a southern Thai folk-dance theatre, was awarded UNESCO status in 2021. The music of Nora is distinctive because the performer must improvise a long oral devotion singing together with dance, including being compatible with the rhythm. Nora’s overture, called Dam Noen or proceed in English, is typically played on a Pi Nora, a double


Maternal Love in the Blank: Charlotte Kann’s Pleasant Days in Life? or Theatre?

The masterpiece of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943), Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theatre?: A Song-play), has been considered an important piece of work by many art historians and scholars over the past decades. Its status as an autobiography is still under argument but given that Salomon suggested her work was her whole


Musical Composition: Nora Overture for Big Band Ensemble

This article is part of the creative project name “Musical Composition: Nora Overture for Big Band Ensemble”. The objective of this project was to compose a new big band song. Nora is a native cultural Southern of Thailand performance. Nora has been developed show up to date. Nora’s performance used a unique singing technique. And


From Old Creole Days: Sampling the Afro-creole Folk Song of Louisiana of the Late Nineteenth Through the Twentieth Centuries

This lecture-recital will highlight selected arrangements of Louisiana Afro-Creole folk songs of the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries that utilize a Creole patois. These songs reveal a distinct, yet diverse approach to the ethnomusicological heritage of the African experience in the New World. The study explores selected songs of Camille Nickerson, Efrem Zimbalist, Julien


Thinking Outside the Zoom Box: Discovering Resilience, Innovation, and Creating Valuable Experiences for Ensembles During the Pandemic

This article provides readers with insights and strategies to tackle challenges of various remote and in-person large ensemble rehearsal situations, as well as hopefully inspires others to find the opportunities through the obstacles. The authors provide tips and strategies for creating innovative and cross-disciplinary projects and providing valuable experience for the ensemble students in virtual,


Food Culture and Intergenerational Care On and Off Stage

In 2014, American playwright Sarah Ruhl’s play, The Oldest Boy premiered at Lincoln Centre. The play is a dramatized story of a white, Catholic, American mother contending with her Tibetan husband and the fact that her child may be the reincarnation of a high Lama. Audiences and critics alike were equally hesitant and curious to


Musical Analysis and Composition of Variation Music

The purpose of research is to analyze characteristics of variation music and to find applications of variation techniques. The structures of variation music have a theme and several variations. Each variation presents an original theme with different variation techniques. Variation composing includes several techniques, such as ornamentation, transposition, inversion, retrograde, augmentation, diminution, imitation, and change


Dance and the Future: Sustainable Contemporary Practices for the 21st Century

Arts and cultural organisations today need to have relevance in order for participants and audiences to survive economic, environmental, social and technological changes (Kaiser, 2015, p. 36). Sustainability is an important consideration for all future businesses in the context of contemporary disruptive trends and has been become increasingly integral to doing business in any industry (Bertels, Papania,


Beyond Genre: Black Elements in Radiohead’s “Bloom” Or Black Music/White Music, What’s the Difference?

Today’s music scene, rather the industrial marketing mechanisms orchestrating the music scene, perpetuates segregation in music. However, such marketing belies the more permeable boundaries between genres or that elements of “black” music still exist in rock or that “white” elements exist in hip hop. One example of black musical elements in a “rock” song is


Contemporary Chinese Theatre and Rebellion against Tradition: Influence of Culture Changes in Little Theaters

The traditional Chinese Theater is distinguished by a cultural privacy that distinguishes it from other theaters. By the beginning of twentieth century we can detect a lot of radical changes by which the Chinese society either on the cultural and economic level which led to the appearance of new theater trend parallel to the heritage


The Reconstruction of “Fon Long Nan” Thai Folk Dance

This research was aimed to study the history, dance characteristic and factors analysis on the development of the “Fon Long Nan” dance to become the cultural dance of Nan, Thailand. The results found that in 1359, it took place on the boat during the king and his citizen migrated from Woranakhon city to Nan city.


Contemporary Theater in Japan: The Group Chelfitsch and the Instability in the Scene

The Japanese theater is known around the world for the traditional Kabuki and the classical Noh. However, the contemporary theatrical production in Japan has gained international recognition in the last decades, with the participation in festivals and cultural exchange. These contemporary artists were born in the 1970s and belong to a generation in search of


The Cultural Politics of Power in the Yorùbá Dùndún Drumming Tradition

In every society, social values are constructed and monitored by those who have power and influence – kings, queens, politicians, media barons, priests, priestesses, etc. However, Michel Foucault, a French philosopher and social theorist, does not only see power as something that some people possess and some do not possess, but also as an effect


Actor – Costume Relationship: Costumes as Live Scenery on Stage?

What is costume? Is it just a cover of the actor’s body that reflects already known artistic functions of the costume on stage? Is it possible to add another function to the costume to the extent that it becomes indispensable? Material (fabric), body of the actor, design, gestures, silhouette, and movements can all be part