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作者 Bambara, Celia Weiss
書名 Transfiguring diaspora: Travel and the politics of Haitian dance
國際標準書號 9780549694359
book jacket
說明 321 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 69-06, Section: A, page: 2023
Adviser: Anthea Kraut
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Riverside, 2008
This dissertation project analyzes Haitian choreographers' transformations of conceptions of tradition in reference to notions of folklore put forth in the 1930's by the cultural and artistic movement of indigenism. My research addresses how Haitian dance has changed in relation to notions of "tradition" that overlap in national and diasporic identities. My project assesses the ways in which choreographies of Haitian dance promote notions of Haitian identity that have been subsequently revised by travel, translation, collaboration, and fusion. Combining textual analysis of historical texts, choreographic analysis of important works, and ethnographic practice of contemporary dance making and training over multi-year periods, I demonstrate how choreographers have differentially engaged the politics of Haitian dance making in Haiti and in the United States
As a point of departure, my work analyzes indigenist texts that were produced in response to the American occupation in Haiti, specifically referencing formulations of identity, mimesis of vodou, and constructions of tradition. My dissertation argues that the small changes and transfigurations that have occurred in Haitian dance between the 1940's and the present in Haitian dance have included various contemporary dance practices in the revision of notions of tradition. I explore how fusions and translations of Haitian dance have been made by artists in Haiti, California, and New York that include Geoffrey Holder, Abdel Salaam, Mikerline Pierre, Peniel Guerrier, Lavinia Williams, Jean Leon-Destine, Edwidge Duverger, Viviane Gauthier, Florencia Pierre, Lionel St. Surin and Nicole Lumarque. The dissertation argues that artists in Haiti and the black diaspora create revolutionary dance works that articulate their contemporary identities amidst changing conceptions of authenticity, race, spirituality, and tradition. My project engages some of the complex issues in "inter-culturalism" in reference to Haitian dance practice in the United States and Haiti by positing issues in dance studies methodologies and other configurations of race, power, and practice. Ultimately, my work articulates that Haitian dance is a changing set of practices that transform through travel, translation, collaboration, and fusion amidst variable notions of race, tradition, and contemporaneity
School code: 0032
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 69-06A
主題 Literature, Caribbean
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Alt Author University of California, Riverside
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