By Henry Spiller
Javaphilia's major subjects—Canadian-born singer Eva Gauthier (1885–1958), dancer/painter Hubert Stowitts (1892–1953), ethnomusicologist Mantle Hood (1918–2005), and composer Lou Harrison (1917–2003)—all felt marginalized by means of the mainstream of Western society: Gauthier via her lukewarm reception as an operatic mezzo-soprano in Europe, Stowitts via his homosexuality, Hood by way of conflicting pursuits in spirituality and clinical technique, and Harrison via his predilection for prettiness in a musical milieu that valued extra apprehensive expressions. All 4 parlayed their very own direct stories of Java right into a defining essence for his or her personal characters. via selecting elements of Javanese tune and dance that have been suitable with their very own developments, those members may perhaps actually practice unconventional—yet coherent—identities dependent in Javanese track and dance. even if they alleged to symbolize Java to their fellow North americans, they have been in truth easily representing themselves.
In addition to probing the attention-grabbing information of those javaphiles' lives, Javaphilia provides a unique research of North America's first major encounters with Javanese acting arts on the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. An account of the 1st overseas Gamelan pageant, in Vancouver, BC (at Expo 86), nearly a century later, bookends the epoch that's the concentration of Javaphilia and units the level for a meditation on North american citizens' ongoing relationships with the song and dance of Java.
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