Music and Theater of Indonesia|
|Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies|
Since the early history of Indonesia, the Indonesian people have continually been in contact with a number of foreign cultures. Particularly, Hinduism, Islam, and the West have had significant impact on the development of Indonesian arts and culture. This course is designed as an introduction to the rich performing arts and culture of Indonesia. A principal theme will be the differing experiences of historical development, colonization, decolonization, and modernization in the two neighboring and related traditional cultures of Java and Bali. The approach will be descriptive and comparative, integrating music and theater. A portion of the course is devoted to demonstrations and workshops, including instruction on the performance of TERBANGAN (a frame drum ensemble), GAMELAN (percussion ensembles of Java and Bali), and KECHAK (a Balinese musical drama, employing complex rhythmic play, chanting, and story telling).
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Music)(CMST)(CSA)(MUSC)(THEA)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bandem, I Made and Fredrik deBoer, KAJA AND KELOD: BALINESE DANCE IN TRANSITION
Sumarsam, GAMELAN: CULTURAL INTERACTION AND MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL JAVA
Brandon, James. ON THRONES OF GOLD: THREE JAVANESE SHADOWS PLAY
|Examination and Assignments: |
Listenings, films, short papers, exams.
|Instructor(s): Sumarsam,Prof. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 5||FR: 5|