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Rethinking Balinese Dance

Hobart, Mark (2007) 'Rethinking Balinese Dance.' Indonesia and the Malay World, 35 (101). pp. 107-128.

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How should we set about understanding dance in Bali and its relevance to the study of Indonesia and the Malay world? Is it one of the great contributions to Malay civilization to be appreciated and studied alongside classical Indian and Japanese performance? Or, is it inextricable from religion and best considered as ritual? As a spectacle watched by hundreds of thousands of tourists a year, is it instead a culture industry? Or is it all these woven together to produce a hybrid mass pilgrimage? And what can the critical study of Balinese dance contribute to a broader understanding of cross-cultural performance?

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centre for Media Studies
ISSN: 13639811
Copyright Statement: Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used On a non-profit server. Published source must be acknowledged. Must link to publisher version
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/13639810701233979
Depositing User: mark hobart
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 09:05
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/7078


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