A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO
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 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 opportunity.
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 East Asia. Sub-study groups among active members are forming. A number of current members have initiated a sub-study group on Performing Arts of the Muslim Communities in Southeast Asia, and a second sub-study group focusing on the Study of Performance in Royal Contexts is also active.
The ICTM Study Group-PASEA holds a symposium every two years at a different location in Southeast Asia. The 1st Symposium, in 2010, was held and hosted by the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, and the 2012 Symposium was held at the National Commission for Culture and Arts in the Intramuros, Manila, The Philippines. The 3rd Symposium was held at the Denpasar Institute of the Arts in Bali, Indonesia, and the 4th Symposium was held and hosted by the Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, 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 250 members, with about 120 active members from around the world. Membership may be obtained by sending a request to the Study Group Chairperson.
The Southeast Asian Performing Arts Study Group is dedicated to the study and research on music, dance and theater as found throughout Southeast Asia, and includes Southeast Asian performing arts elsewhere in 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 will also strive to increase communication 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.
This Study Group is run by elected positions and other volunteer/appointed positions that comprise the Study Group Board. 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.
This Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (PASEA) has issued the 1st Proceedings of the symposium held at the Republic Polytechnic in Singapore in June 2010, the 2nd Proceedings of the symposium held at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in Manila in June 2012 and the 3rd Proceedings of the symposium held at the Denpasar Insitutue of the Arts, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia in June 2014. The 4th Proceedings held in Penang, Malaysia will be forthcoming in 2017. All Proceedings are peer-reviewed and edited by the Study Group’s Publications Committee. Copies may be purchased at the NusPARC website (www.nusparc.com), at the Philippine Womens' University (firstname.lastname@example.org), at all Symposia held by the PASEA Study Group and at the ICTM World Conferences.
All Announcements, Business Meeting Minutes, Symposia Programs and Reports, and other official documents of this Study Group may be found on its Google Site at <www.sites.google.com/site/PASEAstudygroup>