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It’s happy to inform you next Asian Theatre WG IFTR Colloquium will be held in Jaipur, India, 18 -19 February, 2017. One of our colleagues, Ravi Chaturvedi kindly will be a host professor of the colloquium. The theme is "Travel and Displacement in/with Asian Theatre." This is connected with the theme, the tradition of Traveling Theatre, of Indian Society of Theatre Research this year, as Ravi suggests. Some years ago we held the meeting on the theme of Inter-Asian theatre, it was in Munich 2010, it’s really exciting meeting. We could well discuss an Inter Asian-ness on this theme and some indian scholars would be easy to join us. Ravi suggested to try to join from Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Srilanka. 

Professor Ravi is Director of School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Faculty of Arts and Law, Maniple University, Jaipur, Dehmikalan, INDIA. They say that the venue, Maniple University, is one of the most beautiful universities in the country. Ravi will arrange our all accommodation of 3nights. 3 time food, airport pick and drop, tea breaks, city tours and etc. All these are inclusive, it will be not costed more than 160-175 USD at the higher side. And also little cheaper arrangement would be. The university is little away, around 25 KM from city centre but a beautiful place. February is generally the end of tourist seasons, so some fertility will also be visible, they say. 

So, if you would like to present a paper at the colloquium, please send the abstract of the paper together with a brief CV to conveners, Mitsuya and me, by the end of October. The papers will be circulated to the members of Asian Theatre WG to be read before the colloquium. Each paper is expected to be no more than 4,000 words. 

Those who want to participate in the colloquium without presenting papers will be welcome as well. In the case please send its Email to conveners by the end of October, too. This is because booking accommodation and foods preparation. 

Other necessary information will be sent later. If you have any inquiries, don’t hesitate to write to the conveners. 

With best wishes,
Yasushi

Yasushi Nagata, Convener
nagatays@let.osaka-u.ac.jp
http://asiantheatrewg.org

Mistura Mori, Co-convener
morimit@seijo.ac.jp

 
 
 

We just finished Asian Theatre Working Group Stockholm Meeting!
The WG meeting was really exciting and greatly success. We received over 30 applicants at first this time, so we was forced to move many of these to other sessions, General Panel, WG curated panel and Joint panel with other WGs. It’s really pity we didn’t accept all papers in WG sessions, however, it became really useful, informative and learning one. It seems to me the papers were discussed in variable angles and concerns. And also the papers described not only Asian theatre’s drama, directing or acting methodology, but its intercultural discourse, postcolonial conciseness and a kind of inter-asian mythology. As a result, the papers, Asian theatres and performances past and present, have greatly expressed the diversity of their roots, faces and functions. Thank you again for your attending and discussion.
We will prepare next WG meeting in Jaipur, as we have talked about. We will make things detailed clear, we will inform all of you soon. Please wait for a while. And of course, I will finish editing an anthology in this summer, I’m so sorry to take such a long time to do this, you will could see this in this year. We talked about the next, means second anthology, at the last session, we think to go ahead next year. It’s happy to hold some papers in Singapore colloquium and Stockholm this time together to this second one. We will announce you all about this soon.
We will upload some reports and photos to Web site or FB, please wait a bit we will do these gradually over time. So thank you again, and see you next time!



Asian Theatre Working Group Stockholm Meeting, Program

13 June, Monday

  • 9:00~10:30
  • 11:00~12:30
  • 14:00~15:30

14 June, Tuesday

  • 9:00~10:30

16 June, Thursday

  • 10:30~12:30
  • 16:00~17:30

9:00~10:30, 13 June, Monday , Contemporary Asian Puppet and Marionette theatre

Lia Wenching LIANG

Taiwan, National Tsing Hua University

“March on, join bravely”: Wang Chia-ming’s first Journey with Shakespearei’s Richard III

 

Seokhun CHOI

South Korea, Yonsei University, South Korea

Breakdance, Video, and Stage Presence: The Role of Media in the Live Performance of The Marionette, a Popular Korean B-Boy Show

 

 

11:00~12:30, 13 June, Monday, Intercultural Asian Theatre Past and Present            

Shih-Lung LO

Taiwan, Paul Valery University-Montpellier III, France

From Adrienne Lecouvreur to Yun Caixia: Adaptation of French Well-Made Play on the Modern Chinese Stage

 

Tsu-Chung SU

Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University

Asian Theatre or Otherwise: A Revisit of Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata

 

 

14:00~15:30, 13 June, Monday, Asian Aesthetic of theatre and Performance

Yingying XIAO

Chinese, University Normal of Nanjing

Who is and where is the real subject of perceive in the aesthetic process?

 

Rora PAEK

Republic of Korea, Korean Theatre Studies Association(Seoul, Korea)

Performing the Aesthetics of Zen Buddhism: Asian Performances of ‘Non-duality(不二)

 

9:00~10:30, 14 June, Tuesday, History of Asian Theatre and Modernity            

Jonah SALZ & Rachel Payne

USA, Ryukoku university

Borders and bridges: adventures in mapping Japanese theatre history

 

Anandhakrishnan BALAKRISHNA PILLAI

India, S N School of Arts & Communication University

Nationalism, Modernity and Knowledge Production: Shaping the Terrain of Modern Theatre in Post Colonial India

 

Meewon LEE

Korea (south), Korean National University of Arts

Modernization, the pivotal turning point of Korean theatre History

 

 

10:30~12:30, 16 June, Thurday, Traditional Theatre in Asia          

Hsiao-Mei HSIEH

Taiwan, National Taiwan University

Experimental Traditional Theatre in Taiwan: The Emergence of Taiwanese New Xiqu

 

Ursula Maya TANGEBERG

Swiss,

Fictive Femininity on Stage Physical Techniques in Asian Classical Theatre and Dance Traditions

 

Hyunshik JU

South Korea, Institute of Media Arts Culture, Kyonggi University

Traditional Korean Masked Dance Drama and Historiography of Emotions

 

Tove Johanna Bjoerk

Finland, Saitama University

The Literacy of an Early Modern Kabuki Actor – Browsing the Library of Ichikawa Danjūrō II

 

 

16:00~17:30, 16 June, Thurday, Performing Asian Past and Society          

Maryam KOHANSAL

Iran, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Branch

The role of theater in voicing Iranian history based on the analysis of Bahram Beyza’ee’s drama

 

Yasushi NAGATA

Japanese, Osaka University

Performing Asian Geographical Past: on Production of ‘Sealing Betal Palm’ by Karagumi, 1992

 

Kirstin PAUKA

German, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Contemporary Balinese =Wayang Listrik (shadow theatre) as an reinterpretation of the theatrical past: a case study of the UHM Asian Theatre Program production of “Subali-Sugriwa-Battle of the Monkey Kings”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Panel with Religion and Performance WG              

Kumara Swamy GADDA

Telangana Samskruthika Sarathi(TSS), India

Mythical Narratives clad in Ritual Performance, Configuring community identity: A study of Mallanna Katha(Stories) of Komuravelli in Telangana, India

 

 

Sponsored Panel, Presenting Korean Past in Post-colonial Age

Chair: Meewon LEE

 

Jung Gyung SONG

Yonsei University, South Korea

The Diasporic Trauma as a Cornerstone of Julia Cho’s The Architecture of Loss

 

Ka-eul YOO

Yonsei University, South Korea

Politics of Remembering the Dynamics of GI Towns in Korea in Ilgopzipmae

 

Sang Woo Lee, Korea University, South Korea

To Challenge the Conventions in Colonial Korea : The Case of An actress Yoon Shim-duk

 

 

Moving to General Panel                  

Chair: Yasushi NAGATA

 

Tapati GUPTA

Calcutta University, Indian

Performing Narrative: Tradition & Modernity

 

Anna THURING

University of the Arts Helsinki – Theatre Academy, Finnish

The Heroic Body of Asia: Reflections on Presenting Asian Warriors on Western Stage

 

Hayato KOSUGE,

Keio University, Japan

Staging Past Disasters with Butoh Dance: Ohno Yoshito’s “Flower and Bird/Inside and Outside” (2015)