Traditional Asian Performance in /and Modernity: Symposium

Traditional Asian Performance in /and Modernity
Date: 16/5
Location: Jubilee Hall, University Of Roehampton
9:30 – 9:35 Opening Remarks, Glenn Odom, University of Roehampton.
9:35-9:45 Remarks on Disciplinary Divisions, Avanthi Meduri, University of Roehampton
11:45 Panel 1
a. “Melestarikan Budaya Bali and Being a Professional Balinese” Natalie Theodoridou, SOAS, University of London
b. “Hauntings: Women and Oteme-Bunraku” Caroline Astell-Burt, London School of Puppetry
c. “Interculturalism and Intersubjectivity: Observations on the Importance of the Yao/Koshi [腰] to the Actor in Japanese Nô and Chinese Jingju (‘Beijing opera’). ”Ashley Thorpe, Royal Holloway.
e. “Modernity and Tradition in the Performing Arts in Colonial and Post-Colonial Indonesia.”  Matthew Cohen, Royal Holloway.
11:45-12:45 Catered Lunch
12:45 -2:15 Panel 2
a. “Body as a Dionysiac Symbol: Suzuki Tadashi’s Dionysus” Boram Choi, Goldsmiths, University of London.
b. “‘Claudius has a top-knot’: Alternative Modernities and The Theatrical Past” Rosalind Fielding, University of Birmingham.
c.  “Identity and Acting in Post-Shingeki Intercultural Theatre” Glenn Odom, University of Roehampton
2:15 – 2:20 Workshop Opening Remarks, Glenn Odom, Roehampton University
2:20- 3:50 Workshop 1:  “The Basic Principles of the Nô Actor’s Technique”, Ashley Thorpe, Royal Holloway.
4:00-5:50 Workshop 2:  Workshop and Demonstration, Chinese Opera, Kathy Hall, London Jing Kun Opera Association
5:50-6:00 Closing Remarks

Space is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Glenn Odom at