Embodied Performativity in Southeast Asia
A collection presenting cutting edge research from music, dance, performance art, fashion and visual arts, written by scholar-practitioners working in Southeast Asia.
This eclectic monograph explores multi-disciplinarily performativity through the body. Exploring the notion of the body as central to creative practice it draws together conversations centring on innovation through embodied knowledge relating to space, time and place. The authors in this collection are leaders in their field and recognized internationally. Their chapters represent new directions in thought and practice by game-changers in the arts. Underpinned by a central theme of corporeality, it is bold and innovative in its scope and range, bringing diverse disciplines together. It enables connections that create new ways of critically exploring corporeality extending beyond physicality and the traditional body-centred areas of performing arts practice.
Insightful and stimulating reading for students, scholars and practitioners across the tertiary arts sector, as well as education, therapy, cultural studies and interdisciplinary arts.
Table of Contents
Introduction [Stephanie Burridge, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore] 1.Case Study: Paper Boat – an embodied response to sites/places and memories [Elizabeth de Roza, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore ; Shelly Quick, theatre director, Singapore] 2.The Fold: In search of a new harmony through embodied composition [Timothy O’Dwyer, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore] 3.Human Origami: Uncovering meta-levels of corporeal embodiment through movement improvisation [Susan Sentler, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore; Glenda Batson, Winston-Salem State University, USA] 4.Shadowear: A new way of re-(a)dressing the body [Dinu Bodiciu, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore] 5.Water is Never Still: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook’s sculptural and installation Practice [Clare Veal, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore] 6.cellF: Embodying neural networks with musical bodies [Darren Moore, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore]
Stephanie Burridge (PhD) lectures at LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Management University. She was Artistic Director of Canberra Dance Theater (1978–2001) and was awarded the first Fellowship at the Australian Choreographic Center. She has published over 30 academic papers and articles and is the Series Editor for Routledge Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific commissioning anthologies from Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and the South Pacific. Other book series are Routledge, Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change that include Dance Education around the World (2015); Dance Access and Inclusion (2017) and Dance Crossing Borders (2020). She serves on several journal editorial panels and is a choreographer, performer, dance writer, educator and critic.