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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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Diaspora Dance in the History of Dance Studies

Diaspora Dance in the History of Dance Studies

(p.20) Chapter Two Diaspora Dance in the History of Dance Studies
Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance

Yvonne Daniel

University of Illinois Press

This chapter examines Diaspora dance culture from a dance studies perspective. It begins by tracing the history of dance anthropology and Diaspora dance as a field of study, with a particular focus on some key dance scholars such as Franz Boas, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Margaret Mead, Gertrude Kurath, Katherine Dunham, and Pearl Primus. It then reviews the pioneers and pioneering literature of dance anthropology covering Caribbean, Spanish Caribbean, French/Kreyol Caribbean, English/Creole Caribbean, and Dutch Caribbean dance studies as well as dance studies of Afro-Latin territories. It also provides a short background on African and Diaspora U.S. dance studies and concludes by highlighting how visual analysis of dance formations permits a visceral understanding of Diaspora dance.

Keywords:   dance studies, Diaspora dance, dance anthropology, Margaret Mead, Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Caribbean dance, Dutch Caribbean dance, Afro-Latin dance, dance formations

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