Author: Rustom Bharucha
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Urmimala Sarkar Munsi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189487386
As globalization forces us to revisit the 'local' in dance, an examination of the processes of identity formation, generation and affirmation becomes very necessary. The world of dance in today's context is constantly being shaped by the nature of the state, politicized markets, the dialogues taking place within and between cultures, as well as the growing importance of multimedia skills.
As the identity of dance and of dancers undergoes constant interrogation and reorganization, there is increasing need to establish dialogues across regions, and to identity and understand the major areas of concern some of which may be common to all while others may e specific to the social-political-historical conditions of particular countries.
This edited volume, a project of the Research and Documentation Network of the World Dance Alliance-Asia Pacific, brings together renowned scholars from the Asia=Pacific region, the Americas and Europe, to discuss issues of global and local importance that are at the centre of contemporary research. It hopes to generate a fruitful inter-regional and /or inter-country understanding of the art form, as the dance and dancers themselves step out and transcend borders.
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
Urmimala Sarkar Munsi, the editor of this volume, is Visiting Faculty at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A trained dancer and choreographer, she is also a social anthropologist specializing in Dance studies. She is Co-Chair of the Research and Documentation Network of the World Dance Alliance Asia=Pacific.
THE ASIA PACIFIC
Remembering Chandra: Points of Reference in the Here and Now:
Dancing Divine Iconographies in Southeast Asia
MOHD ANIS MD NOR
From Preserving National Forms to Reviewing Traditions fro the World:
Some Recent Uses of Classical Dance from Mainland Southeast Asia
Connectivity: Dance Bodies Linking Culture, Site and Technology
Bounda4ies and Beyond: Problems of Nomenclature in Indian Dance History
URMIMALA SARKAR MUNSI
One plus One Equals Three (or more):
Dance Diversity as Intercultural Dialogues in the Pacific Islands
ADRIENNE L KAEPPLER
Preserving the Works of Canadian Contemporary Choreographers
MARY JANE WARNER
Dance's Diversity: A US Perspective
Caribbean Dance with Cultural and Economic Globalization
As globalization forces us to revisit the 'local' in dance, an examination of the processes of identity formation, generation and affirmation becomes very necessary. Problems and Ideas Regarding Mexican Dance in the 1970s
Indonesian Dance Performance in Britain: Transnational Futures?
ALESSANDRA LOPEZ Y ROYO
Global and Local: Tracing a Danced and Musical Mosaic
Dance and the Shifting Sands of Multiculturalism:
Questions from the United Kingdom
Cross-Culturalism in Dance: A Historical and Ideological Analysis