Sunday, May 15, 2022
8:00 AM
Zoom & Lani Hall

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This three-day hybrid symposium highlights the diversity of Asian performing arts through presentations and performances in various media, including panel presentations, film screenings with discussion, lecture-demonstrations on musical instruments, and live staged performances of music, dance, and puppetry. Performances will include Javanese shadow puppets with live gamelan music, Philippine kulintang music and dance, Japanese gagaku, Thai poonglaang ensemble, and much more. Research papers will explore subjects such as pop music and gender identity in Vietnam, hip-hop music in Cambodia, and shamanism in Korea and China. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jarernchai Chonpairot speaking on Isan performing arts and the emergence of the poonglaang ensemble.

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9:00am to 10:30am

"The White Snake" 

  • Lisa Brenner, Drew University
  • Jolie Tong, Drew University

Hinga: Transmuting Grief through Ritual Performance on Film in COVID-19

  • SAMMAY Peñaflor Dizon, Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA

A Paradigm Shift in Dramaturgy for Urban Spaces in the Traditional Ritualistic Shadow Puppetry Performances of Kerala, India 

  • Atul Sinha, University New Delhi
  • Rahul Koonathara, University New Delhi

10:45am to 11:45am

Balinese Puppet Performance with Live Music + Short Talk 

  • I Nyoman Wenten, UCLA
  • I Nyoman Catra, Visiting Fellow in Balinese Music, Theatre and Dance, College of the Holy Cross

1:00 to 2:00pm

'Remix - A genre or practice?': A Critical Reading of Remix in South Asian Soundscape

  • Sreemoyee Kar, Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India)


  • Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, UCLA

M A T C H A N U 

  • Sallynee Amawat, Bunditpatanasilpa Institute of Bangkok, Thailand
  • Benjamin Tardif, Bunditpatanasilpa Institute of Bangkok, Thailand

2:15pm to 3:15pm

Kulintang Music and Dance (Live Performance) 

3:15pm to 3:30pm

Closing Remarks

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Ethnomusicology, UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, UCLA World Music Center