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ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia

The ICTM Study Group on the Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA) began organizational meetings in 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was formally established under the rules of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) in 2009.  From discussions that began in 2007-2008 among scholars on music and dance of Southeast Asia, it was clear that better communication and interaction was needed among all scholars, and that emerging scholars in the field needed greater encouragement and more opportunities.

This Study Group is open to all ICTM members who are involved in research and documentation on the performing arts (including music, dance and theatre) of Southeast Asia. Current members have initiated three sub-study groups, i.e. Sub-Study Group on Performing Arts of Muslim Communities in Southeast Asia; Sub-Study Group on Performing Arts in Royal Contexts; and Sub-Study Group on Popular Performing Arts Industries of Southeast Asia.

The ICTM Study Group on PASEA holds a symposium every two years at different locations in Southeast Asia. In 2010, the 1stSymposium was held and hosted by the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore; In 2012, the 2ndSymposium was held at the National Commission for Culture and Arts at Intramuros, Manila, The Philippines; In 2014, the 3rd Symposium was held at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia; In 2016, the 4th Symposium was held and hosted by the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia; and in 2018, the 5thSymposium was held at the Sabah Museum in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The detailed reports of the symposia programs, the participants/presenters and the Study Group business meetings held during these symposia are available on this Study Group’s Google Site at sites.google.com/site/PASEAStudyGroup.

The ICTM Study Group-PASEA currently holds a membership email list of over 385 members, with approximately 120 active members from around the world.  Membership may be obtained by sending a request to the Study Group Chairperson.

Mission Statement

The ICTM Performing Arts of Southeast Asia Study Group is dedicated to the study and research on music, dance and theatre as found throughout Southeast Asia, and also includes Southeast Asian performing arts elsewhere around the world.  The Study Group intends to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, new approaches and current research among established as well as young ICTM scholars around the world. The Study Group also strives to increase communications and interaction among scholars working in Southeast Asian performing arts, and to promote future research initiatives in areas of Southeast Asia where there has been little or no research.

Study Group Executive Committee

This Study Group is run by elected positions and other appointed positions that comprise the Study Group Executive Committee. The Bylaws for the operation of the Study Group and Guidelines for Symposia were discussed, tabled for adoption and passed at the meeting of this Study Group at its 2nd Symposium in Manila in June, 2012.

The current elected positions of the Study Group Executive Committee are:

  • Dr. Mohd Anis Md Nor, Chairperson (2016-). Adjunct Professor, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia, and Managing Director, Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, anisnor55@gmail.com
  • Dr. Patricia Matusky, Vice-Chairperson (2016—). Adjunct Professor, National Academy of Arts, Culture & Heritage (Malaysia), pmatusky@gmail.com
  • Ms. Christine May Yong, Secretary/Treasurer (2018—). Wesleyan University, yong.christine@gmail.com

Appointed Study Group members serving on the Executive Committee

  • Dr. Made Mantle Hood (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Co-Chairperson of the Program Committee for 2020, made.hood@gmail.com
  • Dr. Marie-Pierre Lissoir (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Co-Chairperson of the Program Committee for 2020, mplissoir@gmail.com
  • Dr. Mayco Santaella (Sunway University, Malaysia), Co-Chairperson of the Local Arrangements Committee for 2020, santaellamayco@gmail.com
  • Mr. Ne Myo Aung (Gitameit Music Institute, Yangon), Co-Chairperson of the Local Arrangements Committee for 2020, pianemyoaung@gmail.com
  • Dr. Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan (Universiti Malaysia Sabah), Chairperson of the PASEA Student Awards Committee, jacquie4j@gmail.com 
  • Dr. Patricia Matusky (National Academy of Arts, Culture & Heritage, Malaysia), Co-Chairperson of Publications Committee, pmatusky@gmail.com
  • Dr. Wayland Quintero (Independent Scholar), Co-Chairperson of Publications Committee, wayland.quintero@gmail.com
  • Dr. David Harnish (University of San Diego, USA), Member-at-large, dharnish@sandiego.edu
  • Dr. Ricardo Trimillos (Emeritus, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA), Member-at-large, rtrimil@hawaii.edu

Volunteers for the PASEA Study Group

  • Dr. Sarah Anais Andrieu (Centre Asie du Sud-Est), Program Committee, sarahanais@gmail.com
  • Dr. Margaret Sarkissian (Smith College), Program Committee, msarkiss@smith.edu
  • Mr. Randal Baier (Eastern Michigan University), Program Committee, rbaier@emich.edu
  • Dr. Tan Sooi Beng (Universiti Sains Malaysia), Program Committee, sbtan@usm.my
  • Dr. Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan (Universiti Malaysia Sabah), Local Arrangements Committee, jacquie@ums.edu.my
  • Dr. Desiree A. Quintero (Independent Scholar), Editor Publications Committee, and Assistant to the PASEA Chair, daquintero@gmail.com
  • Dr. Made Mantle Hood (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Editor Publications Committee, and co-Chair 2020 Program Committee, made.hood@gmail.com
  • Dr. Felicidad Prudente (Independent Scholar), Editor Publications Committee, faprudente@gmail.com
  • Dr. Lawrence Ross (University of Malaya), Editor Publications Committee, lawrence.apm@gmail.com
  • Christine Yun-May Yong (Wesleyan University), Editor Publications Committee, yong.christine@gmail.com
  • Mr. Hafzan Zannie Hamza (Sultan Idris Education University), Production Editor Publications Committee, hafzan@fmsp.upsi.edu.my

The ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA) has issued the 1st Proceedings, published by Republic Polytechnic, Singapore (2011); the 2nd Proceedings, published by Philippine Women’s University, Manila (2013); the 3rd Proceedings published by the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar (2015); and the 4th Proceedings published by the School of Arts, Universiti SainsMalaysia, Penang (2017). All the Proceedings were reviewed and edited by members of the Study Group’s Publications Committee. PDF versions of the proceedings are linked online at https://ictmusic.org/group/performing-arts-southeast-asia. Remaining hard copies of the Proceedings may be purchased at the Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center website (www.nusparc.com).

All Announcements, Business Meeting Minutes, Symposia Programs and Reports, and other official documents of this Study Group may be found on its Google Site.

Publications

Below you will find links to the PDF versions of the proceedings of all symposia of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia. 

5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia: Call for Papers

5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA)

16-22 July 2018, Hosted by Department of Sabah Museum, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Call for Papers: Deadline for Submission is 1 December 2017

Final Programme of the 4th Study Group Symposium

Attached to this post please find the final programme of the 4th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA).

The 4th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia

31 July – 6 August 2016

Organized by 
School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

Venue: Cititel Hotel, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

CALL FOR PAPERS 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION was 1 DECEMBER 2015 

Tentative schedule:

3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA)

  • 14-20 JUNE 2014
  • Institute Seni Indonesia Denpasar
  • Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • We are pleased to announce the 3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA) and offer this call for Abstract proposals to be submitted by 15 OCTOBER  2013. This symposium will focus on the themes noted below, which will form the basis of the presentations and discussions.

The host and local arranger for this symposium is the Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

2nd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia

 

14 - 19 June 2012

National Commission for Culture and Arts

Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

The 2nd Symposium of the ICTM-PASEA study group will take place at the National Ccommission for Culture and Arts, which is housed in the Intramuros --- the 16th century walled city in Manila.  The papers, panels, lightning presentations by young researchers and video presentations will be based on the themes --- 

Call for Papers - 1st Symposium 11 - 13 June 2010, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore

1st Symposium Of The Ictm Study Group
On The Performing Arts Of Southeast Asia

11 - 13 June 2010
Republic Polytechnic
Singapore

CALL FOR PAPERS

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 1 November 2009

We are pleased to announce the 1st Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia and offer this call for abstracts to be submitted by 1 November 2009. Please note that this symposium will focus on selected themes, which will form the basis of our presentations and discussions.