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- DescriptionThis book is a narrative exploration of embodied ways of kwing through dance. Discussing theoretical perspectives such as phemelogy, feminism and postmodernism, it offers the reader a comprehensive theoretical understanding of a range of approaches within cultural and performance studies that remains grounded in personal narratives and lived experiences. By using narratives that relate to dance making, improvisation and dance pedagogy, as well as moving in the wider world, the author explores a variety of themes including cultural and personal identity, dance and performance, kwledge and power, pedagogy and activism. Comprised of nine chapters, this book is a combination of higher theoretical ideas and relatable personal and local narratives that provide the reader with a comprehensive exploration of embodied ways of kwing as a basis for their own creative action in the world.
- Author BiographyKaren Barbour is senior lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Waikato, New Zealand. She is a member of several dance associations, including the World Dance Alliance - Asia Pacific (WDA-AP) and Congress on Research in Dance (CORD).
- Author(s)Karen N. Barbour
- PublisherIntellect Books
- Date of Publication25/03/2011
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationBristol
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintIntellect Books
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight517 g
- Width174 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine18 mm
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