Theater ArtsTHEA 80F Pacific Rim Performance: Pacific Roots, American Flowerings

The theater, dance, and film of the Pacific Rim region (Asia, Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia) in the 20th century, with attention to cultural adaptations of traditional performing arts by Asian Americans, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders who have migrated to California. Lectures on indigenous traditions are illustrated with slides, videotapes, and performance demonstrations. Traditional roots and current manifestations in the California performance are compared and contrasted.