Performance in Bali

1st Edition

Leon Rubin, I. Nyoman Sedana

Routledge
Published August 13, 2009
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780415482998 - CAT# Y007486
Series: Theatres of the World

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Summary

Leon Rubin and I Nyoman Sedana, both international theatre professionals as well as scholars, collaborate to give an understanding of performance culture in Bali from inside and out.

The book describes four specific forms of contemporary performance that are unique to Bali:

  • Wayang shadow-puppet theatre
  • Sanghyang ritual trance performance
  • Gambuh classical dance-drama
  • the virtuoso art of Topeng masked theatre.

These culturally unique and beautiful theatrical events are contextualised within religious, intellectual and social backgrounds to give unparalleled insight into the mind and world of the Balinese performer.

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