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Music and Theater of Indonesia

MUSC 111
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: THEA 348
Certificates: South Asian 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. 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 storytelling).

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
To acquire comparative frameworks pertinent to the act of cross-cultural comparison and interpretation.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Music)(MUSC)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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