One Asia in Dance: Expressing Identity and Togetherness

The Asia-Pacific region is a sanctuary of expressive and performative cultures. Dance, being a staple medium of cultural expression, can and does assert belongingness and identity in a context of regionalism and heightened connectivity. The 10th One Asia in Dance...

Angam: A Sinhalese Martial Art in Need of Wider Transmission

Angam (also known as angampora) is a top-level Sinhalese martial art. Included in the Sri Lankan national ICH list, the techniques of this indigenous combat performance rely on the strength of human body incorporating shots, punches, locks, jumps, and wrestling...

Dao Mau: Ritual of the Mother Goddess in Vietnam

Dao Mau, the Mother Goddess ritual, is an ancient Vietnamese ritual that has been around since the sixteenth century. For the first time, Dao Mau ritual was performed on 18 August 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The performance was organized by...


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