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Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center

Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center

30A, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 60000, Malaysia

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MO 10:00 – 16:30 SA closed
TU 10:00 – 16:30 SU closed
WE 10:00 – 16:30
TH 10:00 – 16:30
FR 10:00 – 16:30
About NusPARC is a multi-faceted organization with several programs dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts in South East Asia.
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Mission The mission of this organization is to support and stimulate the teaching, research and documentation in the performing arts of Southeast Asia (Nusantara). Through its support of class learning, research, documentation, publications and financial assistance to scholars, this Center intends to promote the preservation and especially the nurturing of the traditional and contemporary performing arts, including music, dance, theater and proto-theater genres throughout the Southeast Asian region, and to provide educational materials for use in all levels of teaching and for the public at large.
Description The Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center (NusPARC) is a multi-faceted organization with several programs dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts in Southeast Asia. The Education Program offers outreach to classes for school-going children as well as to the public at large. A major part of NusPARC activities are educational in nature, as the Center maintains a teaching and rehearsal studio for classes in the dance and music of Malaysia, a library/conference room and administrative offices. The NusPARC facilities also offer space for professional-level rehearsals, workshops, seminars, meetings and other events related to the performing arts.

Another part of the NusPARC Education Program is devoted to providing funds, in the form of grants, to individual scholars for research and documentation in the traditional and contemporary performing arts of Southeast Asia through a competitive and screened application process. NusPARC also solicits applications from scholars and organizations for the purpose of attending or organizing seminars, symposia and workshops that are educational in nature to explain traditional or newly-composed works. However, NusPARC does not fund the production of concerts or performances.

Through its Publications Program, NusPARC provides grants for new monographs, especially for the final publishing processes of peer-reviewed manuscripts. In this connection NusPARC Books, the publishing branch of the Research Center, may sponsor or co-sponsor the publication of written or audio/visual materials on the Southeast Asian performing arts (current items available for purchase are listed on this site in the 'Store' link).

NusPARC is operated on a daily basis by a Managing Director, an Associate Manager and a small team of Research/Academic Fellows permanently attached to the Center. From time to time, NusPARC also invites Visiting Research Fellows for short periods of time to carry out special projects. For the grant-giving prog
Products 1. International Council for Traditional Music. Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia. Symposium (1st : 2010 : Singapore). Proceedings of the 1st Symposium: Hybridity in the performing arts of Southeast Asia : Silat (martial arts) of Southeast Asia : Cultural studies in music and dance : Archiving and documentation : New research. Mohd Anis Md Nor, Ed., Kuala Lumpur: NusPARC Books & Dept. of Southeast Asian Studies University of Malaya, 2011.
978-967-5148-96-5
USD20.00 (MYR 82.00)

2. International Council for Traditional Music. Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia. Symposium (2nd : 2012 : Manila, The Philippines). Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium: (Re)Producing Southeast Asian Performing Arts–Southeast Asian Bodies, Music, Dance and Other Movement Arts, Local Identity, Tourism & Commodification, Institutionalizing Southeast Asian Performing Arts Traditions in Modern Multi-Cultural Music Education : Movement arts and the Southeast Asian Body : New research. Mohd. Anis Md Nor, Ed. Manila: Philipppine Women’s University, 2013.
978-971-8517-46-8
USD30.00 (MYR 123.00)

3.International Council for Traditional Music. Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia. Symposium (3rd : 2014: Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia). Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium: Interculturalism and the Mobility of the Performing Arts : Sound, Movement, Place – Choreomusicology of Humanly Organized Expression : New Research–Revitalizing and Con-serving Traditions. Mohd. Anis Md Nor, Ed., Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia: Institute of the Arts, Denpasar, 2015.
978-602-9164-14-5
USD 30.00(MYR 123.00)

4.Tan Sooi Beng. Bangsawan, A Stylistic History of the Malay Opera. Reprint by The Asian Centre, Penang & Kuala Lumpur, 1997 (original edition: Singapore, Oxford University Press, 1993). 261 pages, photographs, line drawings, tables, paperback.
983-9499-01-7
USD15.00 (MYR 62.00)


5.Tan Sooi Beng. Bangsawan Malaysia: staging cultural diversity and change [Bangsawan Malaysia: pelbagai ke
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