Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance

Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance : Igniting Citizenship

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In Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship, Yvonne Daniel provides a sweeping cultural and historical examination of diaspora dance genres. In discussing relationships among African, Caribbean, and other diasporic dances, Daniel investigates social dances brought to the islands by Europeans and Africans, including quadrilles and drum-dances as well as popular dances that followed, such as Carnival parading, Pan-Caribbean danzas, rumba, merengue, mambo, reggae, and zouk. Daniel reviews sacred dance and closely documents combat dances, such as Martinican ladja, Trinidadian kalinda, and Cuban juego de man\u00ed. In drawing on scores of performers and consultants from the region as well as on her own professional dance experience and acumen, Daniel adeptly places Caribbean dance in the context of cultural and economic globalization, connecting local practices to transnational and global processes and emphasizing the important role of dance in critical regional more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252078268
  • 9780252078262
  • 1,118,135

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"A stunning, career-capping synthesis of extended fieldwork. . . . Compelling at every turn, the book treats important figures in Caribbean dance and dance studies and provides extensive taxonomies of performance modes. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice "A masterful synthesis that connects the dots between the varied places, genres, and performers throughout the stunningly diverse cultures of the Caribbean. Daniel impressively draws on local experts as well as scholars from across the region, which leads to a strong, in-depth analysis of dances such as quadrille and rumba."--Halbert Barton, professor of anthropology, Long Island Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Chart 1: Caribbean/Diaspora Dance Typology; Chart 2: American Colonial Heritages and African Dance Chapter 2: Chart 3: Spanish Caribbean Dance Typology; Chart 4: French/Kreyol Caribbean Dance Typology; Chart 5: English/Creole Caribbean Dance Typology; Chart 6: Dutch Caribbean Dance Typology Chapter 3: Chart 7: Caribbean/Diaspora Social And Popular Dances; Chart 8: Revised Circum-Caribbean Quadrille Continuum; Chart 9: Revised Sarandunga Form Chapter 4: Chart 10: Caribbean National Dances; Chart 11: National Dance Formation in Cuba Chapter 5: Chart 12: Caribbean Popular Dances Chapter 6: Chart 13: Circum-Caribbean Parading; Chart 14: Conga Rhythm Chapter 7: Chart 15: Sacred Diaspora Ritual Forms; Chart 16: Continuum of Sacred and Social Dance Chapter 8: Chart 17: Circum-Caribbean Combat Practices Chapter 9: Chart 18: Tourist and Concert Dance Performanceshow more

About Yvonne Daniel

Yvonne Daniel is a professor emerita of dance and Afro-American studies at Smith College and the author of Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian more

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