P02
The performing arts in the ritual context

Convenors:
Bożena Śliwczyńska (University of Warsaw)
Location:
Room 213
Start time:
28 July, 2016 at 9:00
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

The panel is intended for a discussion on various forms of Performing Arts connected with the ritual in the past and/or in the present. The papers should consider forms: - being a ritual sensu stricto, thus their performance was/is meant as the ritual as such, - being a part of the complex ritual.

Long abstract:

The panel is intended for a discussion on various forms of South Asian Performing Arts (theatre, dance, music) connected with the religious ritual in the past and/or in the present. The papers should consider forms: - being a ritual sensu stricto, thus their performance was/is meant as the ritual as such, - being a part of the complex ritual actions. The panel focuses on the performing forms mentioned above. However, the subject is question includes a discussion on a general idea of mutual relations between the performing arts and the ritual. It is high time for a deep and extensive survey-cum-analysis of the matter to be done. Both, the performing arts and the ritual context they (some of them) operate within, are in a constant change, rather rapid one. The modern circumstances of different kinds may completely alter and replace their ritual context as well as re-shape their traditional inner structure and framework. The papers should be original (not presented earlier) and based on written, oral or visual texts originated in the Subcontinent. The tentative panellists: M.Krzysztof Byrski (University of Warsaw, Collegium Civitas, Poland) Aparna Parameswaran (Ammannur Chakyar Madham, Irinjalakuda, India) Bożena Śliwczyńska (University of Warsaw, Poland); thus the panel is partly open to new paper proposals.