Fields in Motion : Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance
Edited by Dena Davida.
Includes chapters by College at Brockport faculty member Juanita Suarez: Spectres of the dark : the dance-making manifesto of Latina/Chicana choreographies ; and co-authored by College at Brockport alumna Anne Flynn: Epilogue : theory that acts like dancing : the autoethnographic strut.
Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance examines the deeper meanings and resonances of artistic dance in contemporary culture. The book comprises four sections: methods and methodologies, autoethnography, pedagogies and creative processes, and choreographies as cultural and spiritual representations. The contributors bring an insiders insight to their accounts of the nature and function of these artistic practices, giving voice to dancers, dance teachers, creators, programmers, spectators, students, and scholars.
International and intergenerational, this collection of groundbreaking scholarly research points to a new direction for both dance studies and dance anthropology. Traditionally the exclusive domain of aesthetic philosophers, the art of dance is here reframed as cultural practice, and its significance is revealed through a chorus of voices from practitioners and insider ethnographers.
[Waterloo, Canada] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2011.
xiv, 472 p. : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Dance | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Davida, Dena; Suarez, Juanita; and Flynn, Anne, "Fields in Motion : Ethnography in the Worlds of Dance" (2011). Brockport Bookshelf. 317.