P005
The transformation of South Asian performing arts in the age of globalization: an anthropological analysis

Convenors:
Kyoko Matsukawa (Konan University)
Location:
301 A
Start time:
18 May, 2014 at 8:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

This panel examines the changing position of the performing arts in South Asia, in the context of globalization and political, economic and social changes of the region. The presentations try to illustrate how the performers in South Asia have responded to the effects of globalization.

Long abstract:

This panel examines the changing position of the performing arts in South Asia, in the context of globalization and political, economic and social changes of the region. In order to illustrate how the performers in South Asia (mostly in India) have responded to the effects of globalization, i.e. the radical increase in the circulation of people, things, money and information in the world, the presentations of this panel focus on the following points: (1) how the performers of the arts come to participate in networks that transcend their traditional relationships through transnational movement, and begin to rethink and expand the boundaries of South Asian performing arts; (2) how the performers develop new aesthetic sensibilities and the modes of performance by becoming aware of the need of the management and marketing of their arts; (3) how the performers engage with various media which can transform the appearance of the performance.