Artaud's Balinese Epiphany, Marching Gongs, The British Gamelan Trail...

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SEA Arts’ varied repertoire includes classical theatre and dance, contemporary theatre, and outdoor events.

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Artaud's imagination deeply engaged with the dancer

Artaud’s Balinese Epiphany

This is complex piece combining Balinese, Javanese, Ballet and Bharatanatyam movements exploring Antonin Artaud’s encounter with Balinese theatre at the Paris Exposition in 1931. The piece draws on film footage of Artaud and his writings about Balinese theatre which was so central to his attack on the text-based and rigid conventions of Western theatre. It […]

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