Seductions of Tradition: a lecture-performance with puppets

Venue: Caryl Churchill Theatre,Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill
TW20 0EX Egham
United Kingdom

Date: 23 November 2015

Time: 6.15pm

IMG_1707Join us for Seductions of Tradition: a lecture-performance with puppets performed by Professor Matthew Isaac Cohen!

Traditional theatrical arts, once decried as regressive, recollected nostalgically, or mourned for their imminent passing, have resurged in the global ecumene. New generations of practitioners bring fresh energies to established genres, hybrid and intermedial arts are emerging, and old forms are being critically reframed and reinvented. This ludic performance-lecture with wayang kulit puppets from Java (Indonesia) riffs on tradition in modernity, considers the roles of ‘outside’ researchers and practitioners of Asian performance, and celebrates the embracement of otherness.