The dance-drama called Barong and Rangda a ritual, is one of the vital events that breathes life in the small village, Banjar Tista, and extends beyond the boundaries of its “performance” area. In this thesis, I depend on Ronald Grimes’ concept of “ritualizing” as a continuum in the context of my fieldwork in Bali, Indonesia. The ritual cycle and the collaborative fieldwork process are analyzed through the impressions of each fieldworker. Barong and Rangda is a well-documented dance-drama and part of the longer Calonarang story. This dance-drama is a mythological battle between the lion, Barong, and the witch, Rangda, and is performed authentically to create spiritual balance and cleanse its community members of evil. This ritual performance reaches beyond the time and place in which the performance originates and creates a ripple affect on the village members, those in trance, musicians and cultural outsiders alike.
|Commitee:||Provine, Robert, Robertson, Carolina, Sonneborn, D.A.|
|School:||University of Maryland, College Park|
|School Location:||United States -- Maryland|
|Source:||MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Music|
|Keywords:||Bali, Collaborative fieldwork, Ethnomusicology, Ritual|
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