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Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN 13: 0252090780
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Francesca Castaldi book Choreographies of African Identities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChoreographies of African Identities. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: Choreographies of African Identities traces interconnected interpretative frameworks around and about the National Ballet of Senegal. Using the metaphor of a dancing circle Castaldi's arguments cover the full spectrum of performance, from production to circulation and reception. Castaldi first situates the reader in a North American theater, focusing on the relationship between dancers and audiences as that between black performers and white spectators. She then examines the work of the National Ballet in relation to Léopold Sédar Senghor's Négritude ideology and cultural politics. Finally, the author addresses the circulation of dances in the streets, discotheques, and courtyards of Dakar, drawing attention to women dancers' occupation of the urban landscape.

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ISBN 13: 1136447490
Total Pages : 458 pages
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Read and Download Jo Butterworth book Contemporary Choreography in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TContemporary Choreography. This book was released on 2012-09-10 with total page 458 pages. Book excerpt: This innovative text provides a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and traditional understandings of dance making. Contemporary Choreography features contributions by practitioners and researchers from Europe, America, Africa, Australasia and the Asia-Pacific region, investigating the field in six broad domains: • Conceptual and philosophic concerns • Educational settings • Communities • Changing aesthetics • Intercultural choreography • Choreography’s relationships with other disciplines By capturing the essence and progress of choreography in the twenty-first century this reader supports and encourages rigorous thinking and research for future generations of dance practitioners and scholars.

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ISBN 13: 0190201665
Total Pages : 384 pages
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Read and Download Gay Morris book Choreographies of 21st Century Wars in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChoreographies of 21st Century Wars. This book was released on 2016-03-07 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: Wars in this century are radically different from the major conflicts of the 20th century--more amorphous, asymmetrical, globally connected, and unending. Choreographies of 21st Century Wars is the first book to analyze the interface between choreography and wars in this century, a pertinent inquiry since choreography has long been linked to war and military training. The book draws on recent political theory that posits shifts in the kinds of wars occurring since the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War, all of which were wars between major world powers. Given the dominance of today's more indeterminate, asymmetrical, less decisive wars, we ask if choreography, as an organizing structure and knowledge system, might not also need revision in order to reflect on, and intercede in, a globalized world of continuous warfare. In an introduction and sixteen chapters, authors from a number of disciplines investigate how choreography and war in this century impinge on each other. Choreographers write of how they have related to contemporary war in specific works, while other contributors investigate the interconnections between war and choreography through theatrical works, dances, military rituals and drills, the choreography of video war games and television shows. Issues investigated include torture and terror, the status of war refugees, concerns surrounding fighting and peacekeeping soldiers, national identity tied to military training, and more. The anthology is of interest to scholars in dance, performance, theater, and cultural studies, as well as the social sciences.

Download African Somaesthetics: Cultures, Feminisms, Politics PDF

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ISBN 13: 9004442960
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ISBN 13: 1119100313
Total Pages : 512 pages
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Read and Download Kenneth W. Harrow book A Companion to African Cinema in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Companion to African Cinema. This book was released on 2018-12-27 with total page 512 pages. Book excerpt: An authoritative guide to African cinema with contributions from a team of experts on the topic A Companion to African Cinema offers an overview of critical approaches to African cinema. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the Companion approaches the topic through the lens of cultural studies, contemporary transformations in the world order, the rise of globalization, film production, distribution, and exhibition. This volume represents a new approach to African cinema criticism that once stressed the sociological and sociopolitical aspects of a film. The text explores a wide range of broad topics including: cinematic economics, video movies, life in cinematic urban Africa, reframing human rights, as well as more targeted topics such as the linguistic domestication of Indian films in the Hausa language and the importance of female African filmmakers and their successes in overcoming limitations caused by gender inequality. The book also highlights a comparative perspective of African videoscapes of Southern Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Côte d’Ivoire and explores the rise of Nairobi-based Female Filmmakers. This important resource: Puts the focus on critical analyses that take into account manifestations of the political changes brought by neocolonialism and the waning of the cold war Explores Examines the urgent questions raised by commercial video about globalization Addresses issues such as funding, the acquisition of adequate production technologies and apparatuses, and the development of adequately trained actors Written for film students and scholars, A Companion to African Cinema offers a look at new critical approaches to African cinema.

Download Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition PDF

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ISBN 13: 0253014565
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Read and Download Allen Scott book Sourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSourcebook for Research in Music, Third Edition. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 518 pages. Book excerpt: Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Download Africa in Stereo PDF

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ISBN 13: 0199936374
Total Pages : 272 pages
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Read and Download Tsitsi Ella Jaji book Africa in Stereo in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfrica in Stereo. This book was released on 2014 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Stereomodernism and amplifying the Black Atlantic -- Sight reading: early Black South African transcriptions of freedom -- Négritude musicology: poetry, performance and statecraft in Senegal -- What women want: selling hi-fi in consumer magazines and film -- 'Soul to soul': echo-locating histories of slavery and freedom from Ghana -- Pirate's choice: hacking into (post- )pan-African futures -- Epilogue: Singing songs.

Download Staging Ghana PDF

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13: 0253017491
Total Pages : 364 pages
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Read and Download Paul Schauert book Staging Ghana in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStaging Ghana. This book was released on 2015-09-07 with total page 364 pages. Book excerpt: The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana's national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble and the aims of the individual performers work in opposition. Schauert discusses the history of the dance troupe and its role in Ghana's post-independence nation-building strategy and illustrates how the nation's culture makes its way onto the stage. He argues that as dancers negotiate the terrain of what is or is not authentic, they also find ways to express their personal aspirations, discovering, within the framework of nationalism or collective identity, that there is considerable room to reform national ideals through individual virtuosity.

Download Dancing Cultures PDF

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 13: 0857455761
Total Pages : 236 pages
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Read and Download Hélène Neveu Kringelbach book Dancing Cultures in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDancing Cultures. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 236 pages. Book excerpt: Dance is more than an aesthetic of life – dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed for tourists in Mexico, Panama and Canada. Dance often captures those essential dimensions of social life that cannot be easily put into words. What are the flows and movements of dance carried by migrants and tourists? How is dance used to shape nationalist ideology? What are the connections between dance and ethnicity, gender, health, globalization and nationalism, capitalism and post-colonialism? Through innovative and wide-ranging case studies, the contributors explore the central role dance plays in culture as leisure commodity, cultural heritage, cultural aesthetic or cathartic social movement.

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Publisher : Bradt Travel Guides
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ISBN 13: 1841629138
Total Pages : 366 pages
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Read and Download Sean Connolly book Senegal in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSenegal. This book was released on 2015-11-05 with total page 366 pages. Book excerpt: Stroll, shop, dine and dance in fashionable Dakar. Reflect and recharge among the pastel-hued streets of tranquil Gorée. Seek out crumbling 19th-century mansions in Saint-Louis. Look out for rare birds in the wetlands of the Parc National des Oiseaux du Djoudj. Paddle upstream in a pirogue at Niokolo-Koba National Park, where lions still run wild. Bordered by the waves of the Atlantic, the deserts of Mauritania and the impenetrable forests of Guinea, Senegal packs in remarkable diversity — it's perfectly possible to trek the green Fouta Djallon foothills, catch some world-class surf and watch a sandstorm blow in from the Sahara within a day's journey of each other. Yet the country's greatest treasure is the hospitality extended everywhere, whether you've come to dance to mbalax beats in Dakar, loll in a hammock somewhere along the Petite Côte or escape to an island lost in the rivers of Casamance. In this, the very first standalone guide to Senegal, Sean Connolly provides you with all of the background information and practical advice you will need in this superlative and surprising nation at Africa's westernmost edge.

Download The Routledge Dance Studies Reader PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1135173478
Total Pages : 406 pages
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ISBN 13: 1317422236
Total Pages : 206 pages
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Read and Download Arya Madhavan book Women in Asian Performance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWomen in Asian Performance. This book was released on 2017-02-10 with total page 206 pages. Book excerpt: Women in Asian Performance offers a vital re-assessment of women's contributions to Asian performance traditions, focusing for the first time on their specific historical, cultural and performative contexts. Arya Madhavan brings together leading scholars from across the globe to make an exciting intervention into current debates around femininity and female representation on stage. This collection looks afresh at the often centuries-old aesthetic theories and acting conventions that have informed ideas of gender in Asian performance. It is divided into three parts: erasure – the history of the presence and absence of female bodies on Asian stages; intervention – the politics of female intervention into patriarchal performance genres; reconstruction – the strategies and methods adopted by women in redefining their performance practice. Establishing a radical, culturally specific approach to addressing female performance-making, Women in Asian Performance is a must-read for scholars and students across Asian Studies and Performance Studies.

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ISBN 13: 0415485983
Total Pages : 405 pages
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Read and Download Alexandra Carter book The Routledge Dance Studies Reader in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Routledge Dance Studies Reader. This book was released on 2010 with total page 405 pages. Book excerpt: Represents the range and diversity of writings on dance from the mid to late 20th century, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz and ethnic dance.

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Download Youth, Nationalism, and the Guinean Revolution PDF

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ISBN 13: 0253220599
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Read and Download Jay Straker book Youth, Nationalism, and the Guinean Revolution in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TYouth, Nationalism, and the Guinean Revolution. This book was released on 2009 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: How youth-centered ambitions destroyed the ideals of nationhood in Guinea

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ISBN 13: 0786429917
Total Pages : 211 pages
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Read and Download Carla Stalling Huntington book Hip Hop Dance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THip Hop Dance. This book was released on 2007-03-23 with total page 211 pages. Book excerpt: Tracing the African American dance from the Diaspora to the dance floor, this book covers a social history germane not only to the African American experience, but also to the global experience of laborers who learn lessons from hip hop dance. Examining hip hop dance as text, as commentary, and as a function of identity construction within the confines of consumerism, the book draws on popular cultural images from films, commercials, and dance studios. A bibliography, discography, and filmography are included.

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ISBN 13: 0190452811
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download Ann Ferguson book Dancing with Iris in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDancing with Iris. This book was released on 2009-10-08 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: Iris Marion Young was a world-renowned feminist moral and political philosopher whose many books and articles spanned more than three decades. She explored issues of social justice and oppression theory, the phenomenology of women's bodies, deliberative democracy and questions of terrorism, violence, international law and the role of the national security state. Her works have been of great interest to those both in the analytic and Continental philosophical tradition, and her roots range from critical theory (Habermas and Marcuse), and phenomenology (Beauvoir and Merleau Ponty) to poststructural psychoanalytic feminism (Kristeva and Ingaray). This anthology of writings aims to carry on the fruitful lines of thought she created and contains works by both well-known and younger authors who explore and engage critically with aspects of her work. The essays include personal remembrances as well as a last interview with Young about her work. The essays are organized into topic areas that are of interest to students in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics, feminist theory, and political philosophy.