Interculturalism and Southeast Asian Performing Arts

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Abstract

Southeast Asia has been noted for its unique outward looking view—a key part of identity and state building in contemporary Southeast Asia is seeking involvement in global exchange and processes. This is very much the case when it comes to both traditional and contemporary performing arts. Examining a range of performers and performances, this panel seeks to interrogate the ways and means of intercultural interactions among and between artists in the region and with artists based elsewhere in the world in order to examine intercultural performance theory and complicate East/West dichotomies. Papers will examine intercultural performance pedagogies, the adoption and adaptation of international popular culture by contemporary and traditional performing artists, cultural exchange between and among ASEAN artists and projects between European institutions and Southeast Asian performers.