Enchanted Modernities


Session 6

6A: India and Japan

Location: Singelkerk

Chair: Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia University)

Helena Čapková (Waseda University, Tokyo)
‘Mystical spirit of Japan: Stefan Lubienski and transnational artistic networks in the 1920s Japan’
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Yorimitsu Hashimoto (Osaka University)
‘A medium for new India and new Japan? James H. Cousins’ appreciation of Tami Koume and Gurcharan Singh’
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Janhavi Dhamankar (Oxford Brookes
‘Exploring the Theosophical impulse of Bharatnatyam: A dialogue between modernist aesthetics and classical traditions’
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6B: Performing arts

Location: Doelenzaal, UvA Library

Chair: Chris Scheer (Utah State University)

Fae Brauer (University of East London and University of New South Wales)
‘Hypnotic dancing: Performing art, parapsychology and psychic theosophy’
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Johanna J. M. Petsche (University of Sydney)
‘The Sacred Dance of the Enneagram: G. I. Gurdjieff's Movemens and their Esoteric Meaning’
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Robin Veder (Pennsylvania State University),
‘“A Dreier Lithograph”: Modernist choreography for the neuro-muscular “New Race”’
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