Bodies in Motion Series Invisible and Visible Bodies in Ceremonial and Ritual Dance in Java
Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
The Royal Anthropological Institute presents:
BODIES IN MOTION
A series of evening events and exhibitions that explores the relationship between human movement, space and expression
The way in which we move our bodies can express our multiple identities as well as our social and cultural backgrounds. Whether dancing, walking or playing sports, movement can be an affirmation of society’s norms, a celebration of community cohesion and a vehicle for expressing national and international affiliations.Equally, human movement can be a means of resistance demonstrating social and political unrest or an avenue for innovation and cultural change.
Using photography, ethnographic film, art and presentations, Bodies in Motion aims to engage the public in exploring the meaning of human movement in urban, digital and natural landscapes.
Invisible and Visible Bodies in Ceremonial and Ritual Dance in Java
This presentation will explore dancing in the royal courts and remote highland villages of Java. What are the different layers of meaning behind these dances? Ans how do Javanese people explain what is going on? Illustrated with film clips and photographs the presentation will draw upon 30 years of research into Javanese ceremonial and ritual dance, human movement and expression.
Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Felicia Hughes-Freeland
Tonight's event includes a photo and art exhibition, illustrating sport, dance and play in diverse landscapes from concrete jungles to remote highlands where people come together to celebrate movement.
* Tickets include a glass of wine, refreshments and snacks.
When & Where
Royal Anthropological Institute's Education Outreach Department
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.