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SHIFTING PRACTICES: AN EXPLORATION OF STRUCTURE, DRAMATIC DEPICTION, AND MOVEMENT VOCABULARY IN RECENT BALINESE DANCES IN THE CLASSICAL SENI PALEGONGAN PERFORMANCE GENRE

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Title:SHIFTING PRACTICES: AN EXPLORATION OF STRUCTURE, DRAMATIC DEPICTION, AND MOVEMENT VOCABULARY IN RECENT BALINESE DANCES IN THE CLASSICAL SENI PALEGONGAN PERFORMANCE GENRE
Authors:Reynolds, Anna
Contributors:Pauka, Kirstin (advisor)
Theatre (department)
Keywords:Theater
Dance
Asian studies
Date Issued:Dec 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:This exploration of new works in the seni palegongan performance genre provides a discussion of dramatic material and depiction, formal structure, and movement vocabulary in recently-created Balinese dances. Seni palegongan in contemporary Bali includes classical palegongan dances but also additional subcategories of palegongan dances, including kreasi baru palegongan (new creations), as well as “reconstructed” legong. In recent dances, dramatic sources in seni palegongan diverge from myth and epic, from semi-historical to ancient historical accounts to sources from more recent history and even to contemporary events. This study focuses on the works of contemporary Balinese choreographers and their interpretations, approaches, methods, and processes in developing newly-choreographed dances. The dances presented in this study demonstrates that this highly-formalized performance genre with its unified conventions is nonetheless open, dynamic, and diverse. Contemporary artists work in a variety of ways and utilize various methods to simultaneously retain tradition while developing and innovating the genre.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
Pages/Duration:267 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62062
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