Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Podcast 62: Unpacking the Contemporary in Traditional Dance

Duration: 47 min

Podcast host Amin Farid alongside fellow dance scholars Elizabeth Chan and Aparna Nambiar discuss their respective fields of study within traditional dance. They share their thoughts on current particularities and problematics within the Malay, Chinese and Indian traditional dance scenes in Singapore, as well as what has led them down the academic route. How do the terms “preservation”, “continuity” and “change” relate to traditional dance forms?

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