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Monthly Photos May 2016

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

(The copyright belongs to the photographers.)

Balinese actors with physical defects performing a comedy

In Balinese drama, non-disabled actors often imitate physical impairments and disabilities as a comedic device. On the other hand, although few in number, there are also comedians with actual physical disabilities who are active in performing. With their unique physical movements and humorous conversation, they make audiences laugh with the performer, and negotiate the meaning of a body and its disability.

1 SEP 2014
Bali, Indonesia
Photograph by Yukako YOSHIDA

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