Global Movements

Global Movements : Dance, Place, and Hybridity

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Global Movements: Dance, Place, and Hybridity provides a theoretical and practical examination of the relationships between the global mobility of ideas and people, and its impact on dance and space. Using seven case studies, the contributors illustrate the mixture of dance styles that result from the global diffusion of cultural traditions and practices. The collection portrays a multitude of ways in which public and private spaces-stages, buildings, town squares as well as natural environments-are transformed and made meaningful by culturally diverse dances. Global Movements will be of interest to scholars of geography, dance, and global more

Product details

  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 2 Tables, unspecified; 31 Halftones, black and white
  • 0739171828
  • 9780739171820
  • 1,771,121

Review quote

This book underscores the fact that dance is a geography and geography is a dance. By cross-pollinating the two disciplines, the authors produce a third wondrous hybrid. Their book is compulsory reading for all those who want to understand the place of dance. -- Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick We all know globalization is a process of cultural amalgamation, but what does this imply at the level of bodies? This book breaks new ground in both dance/performance studies and cultural geography by asking how the global and the (inter)national are danced. Clearly, dancing is not only an eruption of sensual pleasure but condenses some of the most important sociopolitical processes at work in today's world. -- Arun Saldanha, University of Minnesota Brimming with engaging ethnographic insight, Global Movements offers a series of sure-footed and lively explorations of the charged zone between identity, geography, and dance. It is essential reading for anyone interested in thinking critically about what is at stake when the cultural and the corporeal are choreographed through the spaces of moving bodies. -- Derek McCormack, University of Oxfordshow more

About Olaf Kuhlke

Olaf Kuhlke is associate professor of geography and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Adam M. Pine is assistant professor of geography and director of the Urban and Regional Studies Program at the University of Minnesota more

Table of contents

Introduction, Olaf Kuhlke and Adam M. Pine Chapter 1: Cultural Survival as a Geographic Paradox: The Case of Flamenco, Yuko Aoyama Chapter 2: Irishness and Step Dancing in Newfoundland and Labrador, Kristin Harris Walsh Chapter 3: Dancing in Foam City: Berlin and the Viscous Embodiment of German National Identity at the Love Parade, 1989-2006, Olaf Kuhlke Chapter 4: Human Kind in the Apex of Borders: Artistic and Expressive Communication in Projected Images, Dance, and Narrative, Mary Lynn Babcock and Lynnette Young Overby Chapter 5: Tango: A Cognitive Companionship from the Street to the Classroom, France Joyal Chapter 6: Salsa Cosmopolitanism: Situating the Dancing Body as Part of the Global Cosmopolitan Project, Adam M. Pine Chapter 7: From Streetlights to Stagelights to Cyberity and Back: Dance in (Geographic) Space, Carla Walter and Steve Smith Conclusion: Valorizing the Many Different Spaces of Dance: Co-opting the Cultural Choreography of Globalization, Adam M. Pine and Olaf Kuhlkeshow more