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How do music and dance reveal the ways in which a community interacts with the world? How are the senses used in communicating cultural knowledge? In Sensational Knowledge, ethnomusicologist and dancer Tomie Hahn uncovers the process and nuances of learning nihon buyo, a traditional Japanese dance form. She uses case studies of dancers at all levels, as well as her own firsthand experiences, to investigate the complex language of bodies, especially across cultural divides. Paying particular attention to the effect of body-to-body transmission, and how culturally constructed processes of transmission influence our sense of self, Hahn argues that the senses facilitate the construction of "boundaries of existence" that define our physical and social worlds. In this flowing and personal text, Hahn reveals the ways in which culture shapes our attendance to various sensoria, and how our interpretation of sensory information shapes our individual realities. An included DVD provides visual examples.

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A compelling ethnography of traditional dance and bodily knowledge

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819568359
Author:
Hahn, Tomie
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Dance - Folk
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dance -- Study and teaching -- Japan.
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs.
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Music Culture
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
197
Dimensions:
8.99x6.15x.65 in. .79 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , How do music and dance reveal the ways in which a community interacts with the world? How are the senses used in communicating cultural knowledge? In Sensational Knowledge, ethnomusicologist and dancer Tomie Hahn uncovers the process and nuances of learning nihon buyo, a traditional Japanese dance form. She uses case studies of dancers at all levels, as well as her own firsthand experiences, to investigate the complex language of bodies, especially across cultural divides. Paying particular attention to the effect of body-to-body transmission, and how culturally constructed processes of transmission influence our sense of self, Hahn argues that the senses facilitate the construction of "boundaries of existence" that define our physical and social worlds. In this flowing and personal text, Hahn reveals the ways in which culture shapes our attendance to various sensoria, and how our interpretation of sensory information shapes our individual realities. An included DVD provides visual examples.
"Synopsis" by , A compelling ethnography of traditional dance and bodily knowledge
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