Wendy Urban-Mead

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157006608X289684 Journal of Religion in Africa 38 (2008) 209-246 www.brill.nl/jra Negotiating ‘Plainness’ and Gender: Dancing and Apparel at Christian Weddings in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, 1913-1944 1 Wendy Urban-Mead Th e Master of Arts in

Johannes Beltz

Journal of Religion in Europe 4 (2011) 204–222 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187489210X553566 brill.nl/jre Journal of Religion in Europe Th e Dancing Shiva: South Indian Processional Bronze, Museum Artwork, and Universal Icon Johannes Beltz Museum Rietberg Zurich

Various Authors & Editors

The collection includes works on dance history and aesthetics, dance methods and dance music in printed and manuscript form. Dance forms include French and Italian renaissance dance (before 1630), the English country dance, the baroque dance (after 1630) and the contredance (before 1820).

Edited by Wim van Dongen

Dances of Death

Titles from the Dance of Death genre.

Dance: Classical Tradition Dance: Regional Tradition: Kerala...

Dancing with Difference

Culturally Diverse Dances in Education

Linda Ashley

As the global vicissitudes of migration unfold so does ethnic difference in the classroom, and this book offers a timely examination of teaching about culturally different dances. At a time when the world of dance is, on the one hand, seemingly becoming more like fusion cookery there is another faction promoting isolation and preservation of tradition. How, if at all, may these two worlds co-exist in dance education? Understanding teaching about culturally different dances from postmodern, postcolonial, pluralist and critical perspectives creates an urgent demand to develop relevant pedagogy in dance education. What is required to support dance educators into the next phase of dance education, so as to avoid teaching from within a Eurocentric, creative dance model alone? An ethnographic investigation with teachers in New Zealand lays a foundation for the examination of issues, challenges and opportunities associated with teaching about culturally different dances. Concerns and issues surrounding notions of tradition, innovation, appropriation, interculturalism, social justice and critical pedagogy emerge. Engaging with both practice and theory is a priority in this book, and a nexus model, in which the theoretical fields of critical cultural theory, semiotics, ethnography and anthropology can be activated as teachers teach, is proposed as informing approaches to teaching about culturally different dances. Even though some practical suggestions for teaching are presented, the main concern is to motivate further thinking and research into teaching about dancing with cultural difference.
Cover Photo
Photo credits go to lester de Vere photography ltd. Dancing with Difference (2009).
Directed and co-choreographed for AUT University Bachelor of Dance by Linda Ashley with Jonelle Kawana, Yoon-jee Lee, Keneti Muaiava, Aya Nakamura, Siauala Nili, Valance Smith, Sakura Stirling and dancers.
Won first prize in the 2009, Viva Eclectika, Aotearoa’s Intercultural Dance and Music Biennial Challenge run by NZ-Asia Association Inc NZ and the NZ Diversity Action Programme.

Clara Brakel-Papenhuijzen

The core of this book is an encyclopedia of Javanese terms for individual dance positions and movements, with detailed drawings by Marjolijn Groustra. This is preceded by a discussion of the significance and function of the art of dancing in Javane complemented by lengthy excerpts from treatises written by Javanese specialists, and by a survey of the different genres and choreographies of traditional Javanese dance. The historical dimension is provided by an early-twentieth-century manuscript on Javanese dance from the Mangkunegaran.

Curtis L. Carter

1 Dance and Somaesthetics Richard Shusterman’s Thinking Through the Body: Essays in Somaesthetics continues his exploration of somaesthetics found in his previous writing on this topic. This volume, published in 2012, includes applications of somaesthetics to such areas as the humanities

New Music and Dancing Prostitutes

Performance and Imagery of Erotic Dancing in the Musical Criticism of Old Comedy

Laura Gianvittorio

1 The Dancing Prostitutes of the New Music It is well known that Old Comedy resorts to explicit sexual imagery to parody the composers of the New Music as lascivious and their works as defying the conventional norms of decorum . 1 Curiously, these composers are occasionally also equated

Harmon, Roger (Basle) and Hausleiter

[German version] As in all ancient culture, dance played an important role in the Ancient Orient as well as in Egypt; the documentary evidence for the latter, however, is incomparably better, both in pictures and in texts ─ there was hardly a part of life not involving dance: dances accompanied