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Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music: Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts

Mohd Anis Md Nor Kendra Stepputat



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08 July 2016
Dance; Music: styles & genres
Performing arts in most parts of Maritime Southeast Asia are seen as an entity, where music and dance, sound and movement, acoustic and tactile elements intermingle and complement each other. Although this fact is widely known and referenced, most scholarly works in the performing arts so far have either focused on music or dance rather than treating the two in combination. The authors in this book look at both aspects in performance, moreover, they focus explicitly on the interrelation between the two, on both descriptive-analytical and metaphorical levels. The book includes diverse examples of regional performing art genres from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. All case studies are composed from the perspective of the relatively new approach and field of ethno-choreomusicology. This particular compilation gives an exemplary overview of various phenomena in movement-sound relations, and offers for the first time a thorough study of the phenomenon that is considered essential for the performing arts in Maritime Southeast Asia - the inseparability of movement and sound.
Edited by:   Mohd Anis Md Nor, Kendra Stepputat
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9781472469236
ISBN 10:   1472469232
Series:   SOAS Studies in Music Series
Pages:   194
Publication Date:   08 July 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mohd Anis Md Nor is former Professor of Ethnochoreology and Ethnomusicology at the Cultural Centre (School of Performing Arts), University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is Chair of the Publication Committee of ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia, and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Sultan Idris Education University, Perak, Malaysia. Kendra Stepputat is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. Her research topics include Balinese performing arts, sound-movement interrelations, and tango argentino in European perspective. She is editor of Performing Arts in Postmodern Bali (2013).

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