Arts and Culture
In contrast to monastic music, (Ricardo Canzio 1981, Mireille Helffer, 1994, 2004), the “popular” music of Tibetan exiles have been studied very little (except by Lama Jaab, 2011: “Singing the Nation: Modern Tibetan Music and National Identity” in Revue d’Etudes Tibetaines, No. 21, Oct. 2011). Like the notion of ethnoscape as stated by Arjun Apparduraï (Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, 1996), the purpose of this paper will be to analyze the recomposition at work in these Tibetan mobilities, to understand and analyze the reconfiguration of the professional trajectories of Tibetan artists and to circumscribe the processes of artistic creation among the Tibetans in exile.
Nathalie Gauthard is Full Professor of ethnoscenology in the University of Nice – Côte d’Azur. She is specialized of Tibetan performances on stage. She published a lot of articles and a book about the Tibetan Sacred Dances, the Epic of Gesar and about the processes of heritage and identity claims at work in scenic practices.