By placing these performances both within a local and international context, this book pinpoints the nuances between performance art East and West.
Author: Amy Bryzgel
Performance art in the West has developed in part as a response to the commercialization of the art object. But what are the roots of performance art in Eastern Europe and Russia, where there was no real art market to speak of? While Western performance artists of the late 20th century aimed to create works that could not be bought or sold, performances in the communist bloc in the absence of an art market, more often took the form of social critique. Instead of creations that questioned what the art object is, their work often related to local issues within the context of late- or post-socialism. By placing these performances both within a local and international context, this book pinpoints the nuances between performance art East and West. Post-Socialist performance art in Russia, Poland, and Latvia is examined for the first time as agent and chronicle of the transition from Soviet states to free-market democracies. Drawing upon previously unpublished sources and exclusive interviews with the artists themselves, Amy Bryzgel explores the spontaneous theater of the period from Oleg Kulik's Russian Dog performances to Miervaldis Polis's The Bronze Man and Vladislav Mayhshev's Monroe. Bryzgel demonstrates that performativity in Eastern Europe went beyond the modernist critique to express ideas outside the official discourse, shocking and empowering the citizenry in the truest avant-garde tradition. Performing the East open the way to an urgent reassessment of the history, function, and influence of performance art.
This volume presents the first comprehensive academic study of the history and development of performance art in the former communist countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe since the 1960s.
Author: Amy Bryzgel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Performing Arts
This volume presents the first comprehensive academic study of the history and development of performance art in the former communist countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe since the 1960s. Covering 21 countries and more than 250 artists, this text demonstrates the manner in which performance art in the region developed concurrently with the genre in the West, highlighting the unique contributions of Eastern European artists to the genre. It offers a comparative study of the genre of performance art in countries and cities across the region, examining the manner in which artists addressed issues such as the body, gender, politics and identity, and institutional critique. As the first comprehensive history of the subject, this text is essential for those in the field of performance studies, or those researching contemporary Eastern European art. It will also be of interest to those in Slavic studies, art history and visual culture.
1 PERFORMING POLITICS 1. ... In this regard it is interesting to note that Near Eastern archaeologists have only rarely participated in many recent volumes on
ideology, performance, ritual, memory, or materiality; see Mills and Walker 2008;
Author: Lauren Ristvet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this book, Lauren Ristvet rethinks the narratives of state formation by investigating the interconnections between ritual, performance, and politics in the ancient Near East. She draws on a wide range of archaeological, iconographic, and cuneiform sources to show how ritual performance was not set apart from the real practice of politics; it was politics. Rituals provided an opportunity for elites and ordinary people to negotiate political authority. Descriptions of rituals from three periods explore the networks of signification that informed different societies. From circa 2600 to 2200 BC, pilgrimage made kingdoms out of previously isolated villages. Similarly, from circa 1900 to 1700 BC, commemorative ceremonies legitimated new political dynasties by connecting them to a shared past. Finally, in the Hellenistic period, the traditional Babylonian Akitu festival was an occasion for Greek-speaking kings to show that they were Babylonian and for Babylonian priests to gain significant power.
... to emerge in developing economies as they advance from the low-income to
the middle-income stage as the result of successful industrialization has been
illustrated with respect to the experience of high-performing economies in East
Noting that the attribution of particular qualities to Eastern and
philosophers of the late 1700s, Todorova observes: Because the geographic east
of Europe and the ...
Author: Donna A. Buchanan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
CD contains musical excerpts referenced in the text.
Of course, Said acknowledges that idealizations of the East's classical past were
folded into the widespread denouncements of its backwardness; in the case of
eighteenth-century and Enlightenment literature, however, the controversies over
Author: Chi-ming Yang
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Part of a new wave of cross-disciplinary scholarship, where Chinese studies meets the British eighteenth century, this novel work will appeal to scholars in a number of fields, including performance studies, East Asian studies, British literature, cultural history, gender studies, and postcolonial studies.
What are the top-performing east Asian countries and economies doing to
support their low-performing students and schools? The East Asian countries and
economies Shanghai-China, Singapore, Hong Kong-China, Chinese Taipei,
Publisher: OECD Publishing
There is no country or economy participating in PISA 2012 that can claim that all of its 15-year-old students have achieved a baseline level of proficiency in mathematics, reading and science. Poor performance at school has long-term consequences, both for the individual and for society as a ...
oriented themselves towards performance models or what Muller (1998)
described as “competence practices in a ... as the U.S., England, and Australia to
“look East”, and positioned Shanghai and other top-performing East Asian
societies as ...
Author: Charlene Tan
Comparing High-Performing Education Systems provides original insights into the educational structures, ideologies, policies, and practices in Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Taking as its basis their global reputation and consistently strong performance in formal assessments, the author provides an in-depth analysis and comparison of these three education systems that draws on cutting-edge research. Chapters explore the dominant cultural and educational norms in Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong to give a wider picture of these high-performing education systems. The performance of students in international large-scale assessments such as Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is considered, alongside an exploration of attitudes to schooling, tutoring, and assessment. The book shows how Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong exemplify an East Asian Educational Model (EAEM). Such a model – is rooted in and shaped by Confucian habitus: unconscious and ingrained worldviews, dispositions, and habits that reflect the standards of appropriateness in a Confucian Heritage Culture; aspires high performance: a balance between academic excellence and holistic development; and utilises educational harmonisation: the art of bringing together different and contradictory means and ends to achieve desired educational outcomes. Informative and thought-provoking, this book is a useful reference for policymakers, researchers, educators, and general readers on high-performing education systems, school reforms in East Asia, Confucian influences on education, and cross-cultural policy learning and transfer.
Performing Middle Eastern Music for a Diverse Middle Eastern and American
Public SCOTT MARCUS We teach that music is specific to its culture, so it should
come as no surprise that ethno performance ensembles tend to be unique
Author: Ted Solis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
'Performing Ethnomusicology' is the first book to deal exclusively with creating, teaching, & contextualizing academic world music performing ensembles. 16 essays discuss the problems of public performance & the pragmatics of pedagogy & learning processes.
INVESTMENT IN HUMAN CAPITAL38 In nearly all the East Asian high performers, the growth and transformation of ... age has been consistently higher
in the high- performing Asian economies than in economies with similar levels of
Author: Peter Harrold
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Political Science
Living Standards Measurement Survey Working Paper No. 121. Explores the link between poverty and lack of infrastructure using the 1992-93 Viet Nam Living Standards Survey. The household data indicate that, in general, access to infrastructure is almost equally bad for the poor and the non-poor, although there are some regional and urban-rural differences. The paper gives particular attention to the potential benefits from an expansion of irrigation infrastructure.
Saul, John S. 1979. The State and Revolution in Eastern Africa. New York and
London: Monthly Review Press. Sawa, George D. 1981. "The survival of some
aspects of medieval Arabic performance practice." Ethnomusicology 25, no. 1: 73
Author: Kelly Askew
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation. Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history. As Askew shows, the genres of ngoma (traditional dance), dansi (urban jazz), and taarab (sung Swahili poetry) have played prominent parts in official articulations of "Tanzanian National Culture" over the years. Drawing on over a decade of research, including extensive experience as a taarab and dansi performer, Askew explores the intimate relations among musical practice, political ideology, and economic change. She reveals the processes and agents involved in the creation of Tanzania's national culture, from government elites to local musicians, poets, wedding participants, and traffic police. Throughout, Askew focuses on performance itself—musical and otherwise—as key to understanding both nation-building and interpersonal power dynamics.
Performing Dancehall, Roots Reggae, and Rastafari in Japan Marvin Sterling ... I
begin this exploration with ''The Politics of Presence: Performing Blackness in
Japan.'' In that chapter, I locate Jamaica and Japan on the map of a global ...
Author: Marvin Sterling
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
An important center of dancehall reggae performance, sound clashes are contests between rival sound systems: groups of emcees, tune selectors, and sound engineers. In World Clash 1999, held in Brooklyn, Mighty Crown, a Japanese sound system and the only non-Jamaican competitor, stunned the international dancehall community by winning the event. In 2002, the Japanese dancer Junko Kudo became the first non-Jamaican to win Jamaica’s National Dancehall Queen Contest. High-profile victories such as these affirmed and invigorated Japan’s enthusiasm for dancehall reggae. In Babylon East, the anthropologist Marvin D. Sterling traces the history of the Japanese embrace of dancehall reggae and other elements of Jamaican culture, including Rastafari, roots reggae, and dub music. Sterling provides a nuanced ethnographic analysis of the ways that many Japanese involved in reggae as musicians and dancers, and those deeply engaged with Rastafari as a spiritual practice, seek to reimagine their lives through Jamaican culture. He considers Japanese performances and representations of Jamaican culture in clubs, competitions, and festivals; on websites; and in song lyrics, music videos, reggae magazines, travel writing, and fiction. He illuminates issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class as he discusses topics ranging from the cultural capital that Japanese dancehall artists amass by immersing themselves in dancehall culture in Jamaica, New York, and England, to the use of Rastafari as a means of critiquing class difference, consumerism, and the colonial pasts of the West and Japan. Encompassing the reactions of Jamaica’s artists to Japanese appropriations of Jamaican culture, as well as the relative positions of Jamaica and Japan in the world economy, Babylon East is a rare ethnographic account of Afro-Asian cultural exchange and global discourses of blackness beyond the African diaspora.
1 Introduction Sherifa Zuhur Colors of Enchantment explores aspects of
contemporary visual and performing arts of the modern Middle East . This volume
continues the project initiated in an earlier volume , Images of Enchantment :
Visual and ...
Author: Sherifa Zuhur
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
In this companion volume to the successful Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East (AUC Press, 1998), historian and ethnomusicologist Sherifa Zuhur has once again commissioned and edited authoritative essays from noteworthy scholars from around the globe that explore the visual and performing arts in the Middle East. What differentiates this volume from its predecessor is its investigation of theater, from the early modern period to the contemporary. Topics include race and national identity in Egyptian theater, early writing in the Arab theater in North America, Persian-language theater from its origins through the twentieth century, Palestinian nationalist theater, and a survey of the work of noted Egyptian playwright Yusuf Idris. Other aspects of the arts are not neglected, of course, as further avenues of dance, music, and the visual arts are explored. Marked by interesting and fresh perspectives, Colors of Enchantment is another vital contribution to scholarship on the arts of the Middle East. Contributors: Najwa Adra, Wijdan Ali, Sami Asmar, Clarissa Burt, Michael Frishkopf, M. R. Ghanoonparvar, Tori Haring-Smith, Kathleen Hood, Deborah Kapchan, Neil van der Linden, Samia Mehrez, Mona Mikhail, Sami A. Ofeish, 'Ali Jihad Racy, Rashad Rida, Tonia Rifaey, Edward Said, Lori Anne Salem, Philip D. Schuyler, Selim Sednaoui, Reuven Snir, James Stone, Eve Troutt Powell, and Sherifa Zuhur.
non-performing. loans. Akio Kuroda and Koichi Hamada Introduction The
purpose of this paper is to summarize some features of the ongoing NPL problem
in Japan, and to point out incentive compatible ways of coping with a problem
Author: Joseph P. H. Fan
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Business & Economics
This book deliberates on some urgent issues that face the new architecture of the financial systems in Japan and East Asia. The book is broken into three sections: *The role of financial institutions and markets in economic development in Japan and East Asia *Issues in corporate governance and new technologies *The designing of efficient financial systems With contributions from leading Asian economics experts based around the world, this book will be useful to both scholars and professionals with an interest in financial systems, corporate financing and governance.
Chapter 1 Performing Malaya Linda Dryden Fictions , and photographic images ,
of the East were the primary means through ... century Westerners who had never
travelled beyond the European continent were able to access Eastern culture .
Author: Katherine Isobel Baxter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
Offering an exciting forum for one of the most interesting and nascent areas of Conrad studies, this collection examines major and neglected works within the context of the performing arts, including popular theatrical traditions, early cinema, shadow plays, Shakespeare, and opera. Taken together, the essays provide, through solid scholarship and richly provocative speculation, new insight into Conrad's oeuvre, and invite future dialogue in the burgeoning field of Conrad and the performing arts.
David Davies. Osipovich, D. (2006) What is a theatrical performance? ... Parker, A
., and Sedgwick, E. (eds) (1995) Performativity and Performance. ... Shusterman,
R. (2009) Body consciousness and performance: somaesthetics East and West.
Author: David Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts Explores ways in which the ‘classical paradigm’ might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ‘performance art’
Performing emotions in particular ways can be a form of branding—and thus
selling—a singer or a genre in East Asia, as elsewhere. Whole swaths of song
may be noted for their sentimentality; within particular popular music genres in East ...
Author: Fiona Magowan
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Presenting a range of ethnographic case studies from around the globe, this edited collection offers new ways of thinking about the interconnectivity of gender, place, and emotion in musical performance.
Two generations of newly industrialised countries in East Asia The extraordinary
economic performance of many East Asian countries over the last four decades
has been well recognised (World Bank 1993). In the last two decades several ...
Author: Tsung-hsi Fu
Category: Political Science
Ageing populations present considerable challenges to welfare states internationally, and East Asia is no exception. Demographics show that countries in East Asia either have the highest proportion of older people, or the speed at which their population is ageing is faster than anywhere else in the world. This book explores the causes and trends of population ageing in eight countries, and discusses the challenges and impacts of population ageing on public policies. East Asian countries have developed new policies to meet older people’s needs – across health, social care, income maintenance, employment and housing. Ageing in East Asia provides the first comprehensive introduction to ageing policies in East Asian countries. The book: explores causes and trends of population ageing discusses the challenges and impacts of population ageing on public policies examines the important strategic and theoretical policy contexts of ageing policies in East Asian countries covers eight East Asian countries in dedicated chapters: examining Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. This volume brings East Asian countries clearly into focus, and illuminates the state of welfare development internationally. It provides an important resource for lecturers, students, researchers and policy makers with interest in East Asia, older people and welfare policy.
Performance. In Los Angeles during June 2011, East West Players held the third
National Asian American Theatre Conference and Festival. The event was
entitled 'New Directions' in recognition of “the global reach ofthe arts, new media
Author: Amanda Rogers
Category: Performing Arts
This book makes a significant contribution to interdisciplinary engagements between Theatre Studies and Cultural Geography in its analysis of how theatre articulates transnational geographies of Asian culture and identity. Deploying a geographical approach to transnational culture, Rogers analyses the cross-border relationships that exist within and between Asian American, British East Asian, and South East Asian theatres, investigating the effect of transnationalism on the construction of identity, the development of creative praxis, and the reception of works in different social fields. This book therefore examines how practitioners engage with one another across borders, and details the cross-cultural performances, creative opportunities, and political alliances that result. By viewing ethnic minority theatres as part of global — rather than simply national — cultural fields, Rogers argues that transnational relationships take multiple forms and have varying impetuses that cannot always be equated to diasporic longing for a homeland or as strategically motivated for economic gain. This argument is developed through a series of chapters that examine how different transnational spatialities are produced and re-worked through the practice of theatre making, drawing upon an analysis of rehearsals, performances, festivals, and semi-structured interviews with practitioners. The book extends existing discussions of performance and globalization, particularly through its focus on the multiplicity of transnational spatiality and the networks between English-language Asian theatres. Its analysis of spatially extensive relations also contributes to an emerging body of research on creative geographies by situating theatrical praxis in relation to cross-border flows. Performing Asian Transnationalisms demonstrates how performances reflect and rework conventional transnational geographies in imaginative and innovative ways.