Monday, April 11, 2016

NTU summer Asian arts program

Scooter trippin' on the 169 this weekend.

NTU sent this around:

Dear Colleagues in East Asian Studies,

National Taiwan University is offering a unique "East Asian Performing Arts" summer program this July. We would be most grateful if you could encourage your students to apply at this link:

For more information, please see below:

This program offers an introduction to key forms of performing arts across East Asia. Over the course of two weeks, students will attend a series of lectures focusing on two intimately connected art forms—theater and music—to be given by notable scholars and specialists in the fields from some of the most prestigious research institutes in Taiwan.

The lectures will introduce the history and practice of performing arts in pre-modern and contemporary China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Live demonstrations by actual performers, visitations of sites or collections featuring related artifacts, and screenings of films on performing arts will be incorporated whenever possible to give students a taste of theater and music in action.

Sample courses include (NTU reserves the right to slightly modify the program with advance notice):

♦ Introduction to East Asian Performing Arts: Mapping the Field
♦ China Theater: History of Theater in China + Kunqu Opera
♦ China Music: History of Music in China + Nanguan Music
♦ Taiwan Theater: Taiwanese Opera
♦ Taiwan Music: Aborigine Music
♦ Japan Theater: Noh Drama / Kabuki Theater in the Visual Arts
♦ Korea Music: 20th Century Colonial Period Music
♦ Southeast Asia Music: Myanmar Classical Music
♦ Asian Theater in Films: “Farewell My Concubine”
♦ Concluding Lecture
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