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Caribbean Dance from Abakua to Zouk: How Movement Shapes Identity

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Caribbean Dance from Abakuá to Zouk is an unprecedented overview of the dances from each of this region’s major islands and the complex, fused, and layered cultures that gave birth to them. The authors in this collection, from distinguished cultural leaders to highly innovative choreographers, reveal how dance shapes personal, communal, and national identity. They also show how Caribbean rhythms, dances, fragments of movement, and even attitudes toward movement reach beyond the islands and through the extensive West Indian diaspora communities in North America, Latin America, and Europe to be embraced by the world at large.
From the anthropological to the literary and from the practical to the creative, these dances are explored in the contexts of social history, tradition, ritual, and performance. Connections are made among a fascinating array of dances, both familiar and little known, from culturally based to newly created performance pieces. Particular emphasis is placed on the African contribution in making Caribbean dance distinctive. An extensive glossary of terms and more than 30 illustrations round out the book to make it the most complete resource on Caribbean dance available.
 

About the Author

Susanna Sloat is a writer, editor, and arts consultant in New York City. She has written extensively on modern, postmodern, and many forms of ethnic dance as an associate editor of Attitude--The Dancers’ Magazine. 
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813029047
Editor:
Sloat, Susanna
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Editor:
Sloat, Susanna
Author:
Sloat, Susanna
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Dance - Ethnic
Subject:
Anthropological aspects
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance -- Anthropological aspects.
Subject:
Dance - Sociological aspects - Caribbean Area
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 bandw photos, 6 figures, 2 maps, glos
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.37 lb

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