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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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