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[Notice] The 39th Colloquium: Young-mi Byun (Swara India-Korea・India Culture Exchange Centre)

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Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Institute of Indian Studies HK+ Team will host the 39th colloquium on the topic of "How does Indian traditional theatre realize the totality of the body?" on Monday, January 24th.

 

Speaker: Young-mi Byun (Swara India-KoreaIndia Culture Exchange Centre)

 

This lecture attempts to understand the characteristics of Indian traditional theatre and the purpose of art expression and how they are realized on stage. Indian traditional theatres, which are still novel in Korea, pose implications for contemporary art scenes in that they realize the core concepts of oriental theater, the whole dance music and the totality of the body. The traditional theatre expresses its artistry in several ways; firstly, Āṅgika Abhinaya, Sāttvika Abhinaya, Vāchika Abhinaya, and Āhārya Abhinaya. Each of these four expressions has developed into an independent art genre, but they exert mutual influence, connect the performer and the audience in an organic connection, and experience Rasa, the ultimate goal of the performance. Abhinaya is not just a method of art expression, but is closely related to the way Brahma, the ultimate reality, and the way of mental training that brings performers and audiences to a higher level. This allows us to examine what kind of relation art can have in understanding the world and living life and what value it has in modern society.

 

The speaker, Young-mi Byun, completed the Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali Course in 2004, and earned her master's degree 'Study on the contemporary application of the elements of indian traditional theatre : Focusing on Ūrubhaṅgam and Kalivesham directed by Kāvālam Paṇikkar' at Korea National University of Arts in 2020. Her recent works include 'Study on Girish Karnad's Broken Images Approaching from a Linguistic Context' (The Journal of Drama 65), 'Cultural Hybridity of Indian Theatre -Focused on Hayavadana by Girish Karnad' (Journal of korean theatre studies association 78), and Modern and Traditional Theatre in India-When Roots Blossom (2001). She is the president of Swara-India-KoreaIndia Culture Exchange Centre and strives for researching India theatre.

 

Topic: How does Indian traditional theatre realize the totality of the body

 

Speaker: Young-mi Byun (Swara India-KoreaIndia Culture Exchange Centre)

 

Date: January 24th (Mon.), 2022 p.m. 3:00-4:30

 

Venue: Online(Webex) https://hufs.webex.com/meet/hkindia