Bali: Negotiating the Global and the Local in Balinese Performing Arts (Closed)
- Summer 1 Semester - May 17-June 23, 2013
- Summer 1 Semester - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and program may fill at any time. Final deadline – January 24.
Faculty Leader: Julie Strand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (email@example.com)
Courses: MUSC 2502 Balinese Performing Arts: Music/Dance & MUSC 3501 Negotiating the Global and the Local in Balinese Performing Arts
Description: This course will explore the arts of music, dance and theater in Bali, examining how processes of cultural globalization have influenced the ways in which the Balinese have accepted, rejected, and transformed various foreign influences as they find their own way of adapting to modern times and new generations. Coursework will cover Balinese history, culture, and music traditions, and case studies that demonstrate different examples how Balinese have responded to forces of globalization. Students will learn the basics of ethnographic fieldwork and complete a group field research project at the end of the program. The applied aspect of the courses will involve learning to perform the Balinese gamelan and/or traditional Balinese dance, attending local temple festivals and other ceremonies and performances, and attending annual Bali Arts Festivalin Denpasar (~45 minutes from where we will stay). The Arts Festival is the premiere showcase for Bali’s top talent in all genres of Balinese performing arts.
- MUSC 2502 – Balinese Performing Arts: Music/Dance
- MUSC 3501 – Negotiating the Global and the Local in Balinese Performing Arts
Students will work with a local artist and his ensemble, and other personal contacts and professional colleagues of the faculty leader.
Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leaderSchedule Appointment →
DOC Fee: $2,000
Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.
Shared rooms in local hotels/guesthouses in Ubud Bali. Hotel will include free wifi, convenient laundry services, air conditioning, and convenient location within walking distance of the city center and daily instruction locations.
The Dialogue will be based in Ubud, Bali for the duration of the program. In addition, we will spend one weekend (two nights) in another part of the island to attend educational events and experience the diversity of the island, and we will attend many events in Denpasar and other cities surrounding Ubud throughout the program.