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Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora DanceIgniting Citizenship$
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Yvonne Daniel

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036538

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.001.0001

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Igniting Diaspora Citizenship

Igniting Diaspora Citizenship

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(p.189) Conclusion Igniting Diaspora Citizenship
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Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance
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Yvonne Daniel

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.003.0010

This book concludes by discussing the transcendence, resilience, and citizenship that have come to define Diaspora dance. It first explains the transcendent tendencies of Diaspora dance, emphasizing how its several genres have spread through migration, transnational connections, and communication technologies to Caribbean niches in other parts of the world. It then considers the resilience of both Diaspora dance and Diaspora dancers in response to change, able to recover spirit and energy in a quick but cool fashion as they deal with a variety of challenges. It also examines how citizenzhip is invoked in the social meaning of Diaspora dance amidst recreational or theatrical display, noting how historical drum/dances, quadrilles, and contredanses have signaled not only entertainment and diversion but also agency. Finally, the author reflects on her experiences and field research in Spanish, French/Kreyol, English/Creole, Dutch, former Danish and Portuguese Circum-Caribbean dances, as well as the contributions of Katherine Dunham in the field of Diaspora dance.

Keywords:   transcendence, resilience, citizenship, Diaspora dance, Diaspora dancers, recreation, quadrille, contredanse, diversion, Katherine Dunham

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