Accepted Paper:

Diversified Culture policy initiative in supporting newly emerged urban performers-performances of Yi youth in emerging urban sites  

Authors:

Zhiyong Yang (Sichuan University,Chengdu,China)
Ding Yang (The faculty of art and manufacture,Sichuan University,Chengdu)
Ga Wu (Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences)

Paper short abstract:

The cultural policy and social change both strongly influence urban spaces and affected the roles/functions of body performers in those urban spaces.This paper mainly refers body performances to dance and instrumental music performers of the Yi ethnic.

Paper long abstract:

The cultural policy and social change both strongly influence urban spaces and affected the roles/functions of body performers in those urban spaces.This paper mainly refers body performances to dance and instrumental music performers of the Yi ethnic.These two kinds of body performances both bring continuous cultural/social change through official institutional performing as well as small-scale party gathering which bring different meaning,related vision,hearing and emotional touching.

Most Chinese Yi people are living in mountain village.Yi social/cultural tradition prefer their performances mainly in wedding/funeral ritual periods also rural settings.Urbanization process in Yi region is significant.When local urban cultural policy-makers start focusing on urban cultural-tourism,Yi body performances held in larger spaces with lots of actors/performers are encouraged and supported during the torch-festival period.Until recently,urban cultural policy-makers and consulting scholars start cooperating but paying their attentions still to official types of performances while traditional smaller performances which based on people's own spontaneous willings were ignored.We studied several performing teams(professtional/folk-style)attending gathering parties in small urban spaces and gathering more on un-offical concerts/performances which are marginal/less visible.These performances aim mainly for balancing emotional movement,resisting

drugs,illness,comforting/pressures purposes and have became a new type of Yi body performance in urban spaces.

1)Have the variant functions of small party gathering offering different types of feeling for the local people?2)Should the urban space cultural-policy makers develope/promote diversified multi- forms of cultural activities in assisting smaller gathering body performances?

Panel MB-SAR02
Scenes of sensual ethnographic encounters, scenes of resistance, performative and transitory music scenes (IUAES Commission on Music, Dance, Performative Practices and Sound)