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Narratives in black British dance: embodied practices

Narratives in black British dance: embodied practices

Akinleye, Adesola, editor

This text explores black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. This book explores Black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. It challenges the presumption that Blackness, Britishness or dance are monolithic entities, instead arguing that all three are living networks created by rich histories, diverse faces and infinite future possibilities. Through a variety of critical and creative essays, this book suggests a widening of our conceptions of what British dance looks like, where it appears, and who is involved in its creation

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Published Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
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Statement of responsibility: Adesola Akinleye, editor
ISBN: 3319703145, 9783319703145
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Includes QR code.
Physical Description: xxxii, 296 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Performing Arts.; Ethnic studies; Dance, Black Great Britain.; Society & culture: general; Language: reference & general; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Theatre studies; Dance; Performing arts; Dance Social aspects Great Britain.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319703138

Contents

  1. 1. Narratives in Black British Dance - An Introduction.2. "I don't do Black-dance, I am a Black dancer"
  2. Namron.3. Dance Britannia: the impact of global shifts on dance in Britain
  3. Christy Adair and Ramsay Burt.4. Negotiating African Diasporic identity in Dance
  4. Brown Bodies Creating and Existing in the British Dance Industry
  5. Tia-Monique Uzor.5. Tracing the evolution of black representation in ballet and the impact on black British dancers today
  6. Sandie Bourne.6. In-the-betweeness
  7. Decolonising and re-inhabiting our dancing
  8. Adesola Akinleye and Helen Kindred.7. Trails of Ado
  9. Kokuma's Cultural Self-Defense
  10. Thea Barnes.8. Moving tu Balance
  11. An African Holistic Dance as a vehicle for personal development from a Black British perspective
  12. Sandra Golding.9. `Why I am not a fan of the Lion King
  13. Ethically-informed Approaches to the Teaching and Learning of South African Dance Forms in Higher Education in the United Kingdom
  14. Sarahleigh Castelyn.10. Performativity of Body Painting
  15. Symbolic Ritual as Diasporic Identity
  16. Chikukwango Cuxima-Zwa.11. Dancehall: a Continuity of Spiritual, Corporeal Practice in Jamaican Dance
  17. H Patten.12. Our Ethiopian Connection
  18. Embodied Ethiopian Culture as a tool in Urban-Contemporary Choreography
  19. RAS Mikey (Michael) Courtney.13. Reflections
  20. Snapshots of dancing home, 1985, 2010 and 2012
  21. Hopal Romans.14. Battling Under Britannia's Shadow
  22. UK Jazz Dancing in the 1970s and `80s
  23. Jane Carr.15. Caribfunk Technique
  24. A new feminist/ womanist futuristic technology in Black dance studies in Higher Education
  25. A'Keitha Carey.16. More Similarities than Differences
  26. Searching for New Pathways
  27. Beverley Glean & Rosie Lehan.17. Epistemology of the weekend
  28. Youth dance theatre
  29. Hopal Romans, Adesola Akinleye, & Michael Joseph.18. Transatlantic Voyages
  30. Then and Now
  31. Anita Gonzalez.