SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

SOASIS DVD2 - Interpreting & (Re)Constructing Indonesian Dance & Music Heritage

Interpreting and (Re)Constructing Indonesian Dance and Music Heritage

From Jayaprana to the Abduction of Sita: Tari Bali meets Bharatanatyam is the outcome of a research project at the Centre that took place between 2003 and 2006. A collaboration took place between bharatanatyam dancer/choreographer Chitra Sundaram, Balinese performers/choreographers I Wayan Dibia and Ni Made Pujawati, and the director Alessandra Lopez y Royo. This DVD focuses on the work filmed in London where the performers attempt to grapple with issues of interculturalism. The research process is documented providing a series of commentaries form both the performers and the academics involved. This DVD provides a useful commentary on intercultural collaborations while also raising questions concerning the use of film/digital video as a medium for dance research dissemination.