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Tree is the second installment in Ralph Lemons critically acclaimed performance trilogy and documents his travels through India, Indonesia, China and Japan as he retraces the Buddha migration map More artistic sociologist than mere traveler, Lemon kept journals, drew, collected ephemera, conducted informal interviews, and took photos as he explored performance traditions and met the performers with whom he would eventually choreograph an evening length work In the process, he worked through his own preconceptions and misconceptions about the people and the places he encountered Tree is ritually structured, and reveals a rich collision of cultural values pertaining to performance, race, identity, modernity and tradition Like the first installment in the trilogy, Geography Wesleyan, 2000 , this book is exquisitely designed and lavishly illustrated to allow the reader to follow and interpret Lemons observations and his creative process.The world premiere of the final part of the trilogy, House, will be at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, Illinois in September, 2004 Additional U.S and international performances will follow....

Title : Tree: belief / culture / balance
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ISBN : 0819566993
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Wesleyan May 28, 2004
Number of Pages : 280 pages
File Size : 798 KB
Status : Available For Download
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