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Dialogue of Civilizations Program in Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

May 10 – June 21, 2011

Traditional Arts and Culture in Modern Balinese Society
Come study the performing arts in a modern context in Bali, Indonesia, one of the most beautiful and culturally exciting locales in Southeast Asia. Learn about traditional music, dance, and theater traditions, and how they are integrated into modern Balinese religion (Hinduism) and daily life. Based in Ubud, Bali, we will work with some of the island’s premier artists and instructors, and students will learn to perform their choice of music or theatrical dance. The program will end in the midst of Bali’s annual Festival of the Arts in Denpasar, a world-famous exposition and competition among the island’s most talented performers.

Negotiating the Local and Global in Balinese Expressive Culture
Balinese Performing Arts: Music or Dance

Type of Accommodations
Shared rooms/bungalows in local guest houses, and home-stays with artists’ families for a portion of the program.

Eligibility Requirements
GPA of 2.75 or higher (exceptions through interview)

Director: Julie Strand