For Researchers: New Publication on Dance Ethnography
A brand new publication Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives - Identity, Embodiment and Culture was published in February in the UK. The editors are Linda E. Dankworth and Ann R. David. Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives presents the work of dance scholars whose professional fieldwork spans several continents and includes studies of the dance and movement systems of varied global communities. It offers a selection of dance ethnographies that represent individual approaches to fieldwork through the medium of traditional dance from around the globe – Bali, Croatia, Japan, Mallorca, Okinawa, the Philippines, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and West Africa. This fascinating collection is divided into three parts that represent different theoretical approaches to the study of dance and identity through the methodology of ethnography. With backgrounds in a wide range of disciplines, such as religious studies, social and cultural anthropology, folklore, history, psychosocial work, and tourism, the authors include various media of film and photographs to enrich their methodologies. Dr Linda E. Dankworth is an Independent Dance Researcher and was a Co-Director of the Workshops of the World Folk Dance Festival (WFDF) in Palma Mallorca between 2005 and 2011. She was an Assessor for London Arts Dance Unit 2001–02, and worked for many years as a Performance Studies Lecturer and Community Dance Teacher for Camden and Westminster Colleges, AE and FE Institutes in London. Dr Ann R. David is Reader in Dance and Head of the Dance Department at the University of Roehampton, London where she teaches and researches in dance anthropology and South Asian classical and popular dance culture. She is trained in Bharatanatyam and Kathak, as well as ballet, contemporary and folk dance styles.
Details: Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives Identity, Embodiment and Culture Edited By Linda E. Dankworth and Ann R. David Palgrave Macmillan, February 2014 ISBN: 978-1-137-00943-2, ISBN10: 1-137-00943-8 5.430 x 8.500 inches, 208 pages