Sinibaldo De Rosa

Sinibaldo De Rosa
University of Exeter | UoE · Department of Drama

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Sinibaldo De Rosa is an ethnographer working at the intersections of Dance, Ritual and Performance studies. He recently completed an AHRC-funded PhD program at the University of Exeter (Drama) and Cardiff University (Music). In January 2020, he joined the Executive Committee of the Society for Dance Research (http://societyfordanceresearch.org).
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - May 2017
University of Exeter
Position
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
Description
  • Theatrical Interpretation: Practitioners (1st year BA core module); Performance and Interpretation (2nd year BA core module); Cultural Adaptation (MA core module).
January 2009 - June 2009
Ankara University
Position
  • Italian Language Conversation Teacher
Education
September 2013 - June 2015
September 2009 - February 2013
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Area Studies: Asia and the Middle East
October 2003 - July 2007
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Cultural Anthropology

Publications

Publications (8)
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In this article, I examine how the semahs, a genre of choreo-musical forms performed within the rituals of the Alevis from Turkey, were reinvented into a more contemporary movement and performance vocabulary. As part of a larger investigation on staged representations of Aleviness in theatre and dance, I focus here on the individual and embodied re...
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This essay discusses an experimental theatre production which, starting in 1982, aimed at fostering the presence of the Alevis in the public sphere. With the title Kardeşlik Töreni – Samah (lit. ‘The Ritual of Brotherhood – Samah’, hereafter KTS), the piece offers a dramatized reconstruction of the emblematic ritual of the Alevis, the cem. Produced...
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This volume examines the aesthetic and performative dimensions of Alevi cultural heritage from past to present, in an interdisciplinary framework and using a wide range of approaches. The chapters analyse traditional, contemporary and transnational developments of Alevi cultural expression including modern adaptations, local and regional practices,...
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This text relates about the trans-disciplinary methodology which I have adopted for the analysis of the experimental theatre performance Samah - Kardeşlik Töreni. Put on stage since the 1980s, this piece was produced by the amateur group Ankara Deneme Sahnesi in order to present the Ayin-i Cem ritual of the Alevis, an important and often misrecogni...
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The use of Kinetography Laban in my study of the Alevi semah opened up some opportunities as well as dilemmas. Despite its vast benefits, notation only partially helps to shed light over native understandings and interpretations of movements and ritual actions. My engagement with this tool becomes a resource for questioning the local strategies tha...
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In this paper, the current practices and discourses surrounding the Alevi semah are analysed in a peculiar reflexive and embodied manner. The semah is comprehended here as a “dynamic structured body system,” which is differently recognized as ibadet (devotional practice), dans (dance), or meditasyon (meditation), and whose practice is alleged to su...