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Odalan Bali (review)

Odalan Bali (review) up of persons of Asian extraction, a significant portion--approximately one quarter--was Anglos of varying ages that appeared to be actively engaged in the performance. This is certainly a compliment to the organizers of this event and their aims to use Chinese Opera as a vehicle for cultural goodwill and exchange with the residents of Dallas and Lubbock, Texas. Jeffrey Scott Texas Tech University ODALAN BALI. Created by Çudamani, directed and composed by I Dewa Putu Berata, choreography by I Nyoman Cerita, codirected by Emiko Susilo, concept and production by Judy Mitoma. Mondavi Center for the Arts, Davis, California, 16 November 2007. How could you (and should you) present ritual in an intercultural context? As Azmi (2008) notes in this issue of Asian Theatre Journal, Odalan Bali confronts the viewer with the big questions of intercultural presentation. These are issues that caused Zarrilli to rail against Brook's Mahabharata (Zarrilli 1977); Schechner to blast Staal's reconstruction of a fire altar ritual in South India (Schechner 1985); and Bharucha to fault Schechner for playing with rasa aesthetics (Barucha 1984). I will not in this short review take on the arguments of the many who have weighed in on the "dos" and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Odalan Bali (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 25 (2) – Nov 7, 2008

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Abstract

up of persons of Asian extraction, a significant portion--approximately one quarter--was Anglos of varying ages that appeared to be actively engaged in the performance. This is certainly a compliment to the organizers of this event and their aims to use Chinese Opera as a vehicle for cultural goodwill and exchange with the residents of Dallas and Lubbock, Texas. Jeffrey Scott Texas Tech University ODALAN BALI. Created by Çudamani, directed and composed by I Dewa Putu Berata, choreography by I Nyoman Cerita, codirected by Emiko Susilo, concept and production by Judy Mitoma. Mondavi Center for the Arts, Davis, California, 16 November 2007. How could you (and should you) present ritual in an intercultural context? As Azmi (2008) notes in this issue of Asian Theatre Journal, Odalan Bali confronts the viewer with the big questions of intercultural presentation. These are issues that caused Zarrilli to rail against Brook's Mahabharata (Zarrilli 1977); Schechner to blast Staal's reconstruction of a fire altar ritual in South India (Schechner 1985); and Bharucha to fault Schechner for playing with rasa aesthetics (Barucha 1984). I will not in this short review take on the arguments of the many who have weighed in on the "dos" and

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 7, 2008

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