An Alternative Perspective on what Qualifies as Folk Dance

Briana Kelly, The College at Brockport

Ms. Briana Kelly earned a bachelor of fine arts in musical theatre at SUNY Fredonia and is currently pursuing a MFA in performance and choreography at The College at Brockport. She is a proud member of the Brockport dance community and is the NHSDA Officer for the National Dance Educators Organization’s Brockport Chapter. Ms. Kelly also is a dance teacher at Palmyra-Macedon Conservatory of Dance.

Description

Irish dance has evolved a great deal from its “original” form, morphing to suit societal needs and standards through changing times. This session will shed light on questions involving the correlation between Irish dance and folk dance. Briana Kelly will provide an analysis of the negotiated order theory through exploration of Irish dance’s change in function throughout history. In doing so, attendees will confront an alternative perspective on what qualifies as folk dance, perhaps allowing a broader range of dance forms to be considered as such.

 
Oct 8th, 2:00 PM Oct 8th, 3:15 PM

An Alternative Perspective on what Qualifies as Folk Dance

Irish dance has evolved a great deal from its “original” form, morphing to suit societal needs and standards through changing times. This session will shed light on questions involving the correlation between Irish dance and folk dance. Briana Kelly will provide an analysis of the negotiated order theory through exploration of Irish dance’s change in function throughout history. In doing so, attendees will confront an alternative perspective on what qualifies as folk dance, perhaps allowing a broader range of dance forms to be considered as such.