Cultural Memory and Popular Dance. This book focuses on the myriad ways that people collectively remember or forget shared pasts through popular dance.
In dance classes, nightclubs, family celebrations, tourist performances, on television, film, music video and the internet, cultural memories are shared and transformed by dancing bodies adapting yesterday's steps to today's concerns. The book gathers emerging and seasoned scholarly voices from a wide range of geographical and disciplinary perspectives to discuss cultural remembering and forgetting in diverse popular dance contexts.
The contributors ask: how are Afro-diasporic memories invoked in popular dance classes? How are popular dance genealogies manipulated and reclaimed? What is at stake for the nation in the nationalizing of folk and popular dances? And how does mediated dancing transmit memory as feelings or affects?
The book reveals popular dance to be vital to cultural processes of remembering and forgetting, allowing participants to pivot between alternative pasts, presents and futures. Clare Parfitt is an interdisciplinary dance scholar and PhD Supervisor at the University of Chichester, UK.She is Chair of PoP Moves, an international network for popular dance research. Part I: Between Archives and Repertoires.
Mother Tongue: Dance and Language, an Autobiographical Excavation; Leslie Satin. Focuses on popular dance, as opposed to theatrical high art dance, and emphasises the geographical diversity that this medium covers Re-visits some of the most influential theories about how memory and performance intersect Foregrounds the roles of embodiment and the popular in remembering the past, adding valuable dimensions to interdisciplinary studies of memory. Short Title Cultural Memory and Popular Dance. Series Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies.
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