Arts and Culture
This panel offers a new look at the influence of meetings between Asia and Europe in the performing arts (Theater, Dance, and Puppetry)
From the beginning of the twentieth century, the performing arts have initiated many meetings, discoveries and cultural fascinations reciprocal between Asia and Europe. In recent years, these artistic encounters have multiplied by migratory movements (Asian artists in a situation of migration in Europe), through the diffusion and discovery of traditional and contemporary shows (not only from Asia in Europe, but also from Europe to Asian countries), by a growing tourist development of Westerners and Europeans to Asian countries (creating new audiences to conquer) and by abundant artistic cooperation (promoting the joint creations of Asian and European artists).
The four papers of this workshop will present analyzes of these different contexts of encounters and reciprocal influences between Asia and Europe in the performing arts. We will study how these encounters lead to adaptations and mutations in traditional practices, act at the very heart of creative processes or contribute to the birth of new forms.
The performing arts will take us to encounters between Europe and South Asia with Anitha Herr (India), East Asia with François Picard (China) and Nathalie Gauthard (Tibet) to conclude with the South East Asia with Véronique de Lavenère (Laos).