Dance Education around the World

Dance Education around the World

Perspectives on dance, young people and change Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Stephanie Burridge. utilitarian, dance may seem ... Around the globe, we face social, economic and cultural challenges that could elevate or consume us.

Author: Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317801948

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Dance has the power to change the lives of young people. It is a force in shaping identity, affirming culture and exploring heritage in an increasingly borderless world. Creative and empowering pedagogies are driving curriculum development worldwide where the movement of peoples and cultures generates new challenges and possibilities for dance education in multiple contexts. In Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change, writers across the globe come together to reflect, comment on and share their expertise and experiences. The settings are drawn from a spectrum of countries with contributions from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and Africa giving insights and fresh perspectives into contrasting ideas, philosophies and approaches to dance education from Egypt to Ghana, Brazil to Finland, Jamaica to the Netherlands, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and more. This volume offers chapters and narratives on: Curriculum developments worldwide Empowering communities through dance Embodiment and creativity in dance teaching Exploring and assessing learning in dance as artistic practice Imagined futures for dance education Reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation are key to the evolving ecology of dance education and research involving individuals, communities and nations. Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change provides a great resource for dance educators, practitioners and researchers, and pushes for the furtherance of dance education around the world. Charlotte Svendler Nielsen is Assistant professor and head of educational studies at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, research group Body, Learning and Identity, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Stephanie Burridge lectures at Lasalle College of the Arts and Singapore Management University, and is the series editor for Routledge Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific.
Categories: Education

Belly Dance Around the World

Belly Dance Around the World

referencing the public performers of yesteryear who were not only dancers (artists) but dancer-actor-acrobats (entertainers) who played out stories to their audiences. Individual VTF belly dance performances often exhibit narrative ...

Author: Caitlin E. McDonald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786473700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 225

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In these essays, dancers and scholars from around the world carefully consider the transformation of an improvised folk form from North Africa and the Middle East into a popular global dance practice. They explore the differences between the solo improvisational forms of North Africa and the Middle East, often referred to as raqs sharki, which are part of family celebrations, and the numerous globalized versions of this dance form, belly dance, derived from the movement vocabulary of North Africa and the Middle East but with a variety of performance styles distinct from its site of origin. Local versions of belly dance have grown and changed along with the role that dance plays in the community. The global evolution of belly dance is an inspiring example of the interplay of imagination, the internet and the social forces of local communities. All royalties are being donated to Women for Women International, an organization dedicated to supporting women survivors of war through economic, health, and social education programs. The contributors are proud to provide continuing sponsorship to such a worthwhile and necessary cause.
Categories: Performing Arts

Traveling Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona

Traveling Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona

... but although it's an incredible resort and near our kids, with many amenities, including a world-class golf course, it was too far from Waikiki and the Palladium Dance Hall at the Ali Wai Country Club for us to seriously consider I ...

Author: Mike Bivona

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491710395

Category: Travel

Page: 386

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Mike and Barbara Bivona have danced their way around the world, embracing the colorful rhythms of each country and culture in their travels. Now, Mike, the author of Dancing Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona, returns to share more of their globe-trotting adventures in part one of a new travel memoir series. While cruising the islands, they witnessed lava flowing into the surf off the shores of Hawaii and danced on a nightclub floor that once saw the white-uniformed officers of the warships anchored at the naval station in Pearl Harbor. Mike describes the thrill and challenge of learning the intricate steps of the Argentine tango in Buenos Aires and, more importantly, absorbing its proper attitude from master dancers. The brimstone fumes wreathing the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius transported them back in time, as the frozen bodies of the unlucky residents of Pompeii and Herculaneumas well as the evidence of Romans lively erotic imagination left on walls and sculptured into clayinspired numerous colorful conversations. Mike and Barbaras shared passion for art and history has led them to seek out the haunts of other lovers of adventureColumbus, Ponce de Leon, General Custer, circus impresario John Ringling, and the elderly jazz musicians in New Orleans. Part memoir and part travelogue, this volume offers you a trip around the world with the Bivonaswithout ever leaving your chair. Traveling Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona by Michael Bivona CPA, published by IUniverse, was a winner in the Annual Eric Hoffer Awards for Short Prose and Independent Books 2014 for eBooks nonfiction The US Review of Books reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott.
Categories: Travel

The Dance Claimed Me

The Dance Claimed Me

DeAma Battle, cofounder with Bamidele Osumarea of the Art of Black Dance and Music in Boston, fears that it has been ... learn to perform dances from around the world, it is incorrectly identified as Nigerian rather than Liberian.

Author: Peggy Schwartz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300155341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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Pearl Primus (1919-1994) blazed onto the dance scene in 1943 with stunning works that incorporated social and racial protest into their dance aesthetic. In The Dance Claimed Me, Peggy and Murray Schwartz, friends and colleagues of Primus, offer an intimate perspective on her life and explore her influences on American culture, dance, and education. They trace Primus's path from her childhood in Port of Spain, Trinidad, through her rise as an influential international dancer, an early member of the New Dance Group (whose motto was "Dance is a weapon"), and a pioneer in dance anthropology. Primus traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, and Africa, and she played an important role in presenting authentic African dance to American audiences. She engendered controversy in both her private and professional lives, marrying a white Jewish man during a time of segregation and challenging black intellectuals who opposed the "primitive" in her choreography. Her political protests and mixed-race tours in the South triggered an FBI investigation, even as she was celebrated by dance critics and by contemporaries like Langston Hughes. For The Dance Claimed Me, the Schwartzes interviewed more than a hundred of Primus's family members, friends, and fellow artists, as well as other individuals to create a vivid portrayal of a life filled with passion, drama, determination, fearlessness, and brilliance.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Celestial Dancers

The Celestial Dancers

It briefly updates the readers on the many institutions revolving around the figure of women dancers; ... and later an impresario for Indian dancers presenting a range of Hindu or Indian classical dance forms around the world.

Author: Amit Sarwal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000625509

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 162

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The Celestial Dancers: Manipuri Dance on Australian Stage charts the momentous journey of the popularization of Manipur’s Hindu dances in Australia. Tradition has it that the people of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, are descended from the celestial gandharvas, dance and music blessed among them as a God’s gift. The intricately symbolic Hindu dances of Manipur in their original religious forms were virtually unseen and unknown outside India until an Australian impresario, Louise Lightfoot, brought them to the stage in the 1950s. Her experimental changes through a pioneering collaboration with dancers Rajkumar Priyagopal Singh and Ibetombi Devi modernized Manipuri dance for presentation on a global stage. This partnership moved Manipur’s Hindu dances from the sphere of ritualistic temple practice to a formalized stage art abroad. Amit Sarwal chronicles how this movement, as in the case of other prominent Indian classical dances and dancers, enabled both Manipuri dance and dancers to gain recognition worldwide. This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in Hindu temple dance, Manipur dance, cross-cultural collaborations and the globalizing of Indian Classical Dance. The Celestial Dancers is a comprehensive study of how an exceptional Hindu dance form developed on the global stage.
Categories: Performing Arts

Are 100 objects enough to represent the dance

Are 100 objects enough to represent the dance

Conclusion The spirit of independent creation, of personal expression, which characterized Israeli dance in its early years, has been returning to it for the past ... Its works are highly appreciated both in Israel and around the world.

Author: Janine Schulze

Publisher: epodium

ISBN: 9783940388162

Category: Dance

Page: 243

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Ein Buch über die Archivierbarkeit des Tanzes.
Categories: Dance

Dance for a Harvest

Dance for a Harvest

As I travel the globe, I have had the opportunity and responsibility to take the arts for the Kingdom. Dance belongs to God. In Israel, I visited a site that had a large stage where the Israelites were entertained around the time of ...

Author: Minister Lucie Poirier

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781619964051

Category: Art

Page: 224

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DANCE FOR A HARVEST is a book that instructs those laborers wanting to go deeper into the things of God and to be used more mightily in these last days. Written by dance veteran Lucie Poirier, you'll read how she went from exotic dancer to dancing before God Himself. She provides candid and valuable insight into not just the dance, but how to become a weapon in the hands of the Living God, regardless of your calling and ministry. This book offers the reader: - A description of what the dance communicates in the spirit realm; - A reference guide for dancers that provides details on how to empower your dance; - Biblically-sound teaching and advice on recognizing your authority, identity and place in Jesus Christ and how to use this knowledge to properly and effectively wield your weapon of warfare; - The "what, when, where, why and how-to" that's needed for these end times, not just for dancers, but for anyone in ministry; Lucie helped me find the dancer inside of me and built my confidence in the dance. Melody Bolduc Worship Leader This is a must-read book. It's full of wisdom and "aha " moments that intensifies your spiritual walk with the Lord. I was truly blessed by this book and would highly recommend putting it at the top of your list of reading material, regardless of your area of ministry or your calling. Sherrie Clark Writer & Editor
Categories: Art

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing

After his death in 1998, Noguchi's ideas and exercises continued to be widely employed in Japan— not only in butoh, but also in other fields of dance, drama, and physical training. Butoh dancers around the world, including Sankaijuku ...

Author: Vassiliki Karkou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199949298

Category: Music

Page: 1009

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"The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing adopts a broad understanding of wellbeing, considering various applications of dance in promoting it. The five sections encompass diverse perspectives on dance and related movement practices, including (i) physical, socio-cultural and emotional aspects, (ii) performance, (iii) education, (iv) community, and (v) dance in health care settings. Within these diverse contexts, theoreticians, scientists, researchers and practitioners from around the world engage, and invited readers to engage, in configuring dance, wellbeing and creative cross-overs"--
Categories: Music

Beginning Hip Hop Dance

Beginning Hip Hop Dance

that influenced dance in the United States and around the world and all members credit Stretch as their teacher or major influence. Stretch went on to become the choreographer for Mariah Carey for most of the 1990s.

Author: Durden, E. Moncell

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492544456

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

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Beginning Hip-Hop Dance provides dance students and general education students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hip-hop—its techniques, styles, aesthetics, history, significant works, and artists. The text comes with a web resource of 56 video clips to aid in practicing techniques.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dance and the Arts in Mexico 1920 1950

Dance and the Arts in Mexico  1920 1950

The seminal piece continues to appear on stages across the world.8 Limón's work is still present in Mexico as well, in both the active dance research institute that bears his name, CENIDI Danza José Limón, as well as the annual ...

Author: Ellie Guerrero

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319924748

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Dance and the Arts in Mexico, 1920–1950 tells the story of the arts explosion that launched at the end of the Mexican revolution, when composers, choreographers, and muralists had produced state-sponsored works in wide public spaces. The book assesses how the “cosmic generation” in Mexico connected the nation-body and the dancer’s body in artistic movements between 1920 and 1950. It first discusses the role of dance in particular, the convergences of composers and visual artists in dance productions, and the allegorical relationship between the dancer's body and the nation-body in state-sponsored performances. The arts were of critical import in times of political and social transition, and the dynamic between the dancer’s body and the national body shifted as the government stance had also shifted. Second, this book examines more deeply the involvement of US artists and patrons in this Mexican arts movement during the period. Given the power imbalance between north and south, these exchanges were vexed. Still, the results for both parties were invaluable. Ultimately, this book argues in favor of the benefits that artists on both sides of the border received from these exchanges.
Categories: Social Science