Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance

Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance

By: Sherril Dodds (author)Paperback

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Employing a cultural theory approach, this book explores the relationship between popular dance and value. It traces the shifting value systems that underpin popular dance scholarship and considers how different dancing communities articulate complex expressions of judgment, significance and worth through their embodied practice.

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SHERRIL DODDS Head of the Department of Dance, Film and Theatre at the University of Surrey. She leads the Performances of the Popular research group and co-organizes the POP MOVES research events. She is also author of Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art.


Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Let's Dance! PART I: UNDERSTANDING VALUE Dancing on the Canon The Value(s) of Cultural Studies What is Popular Dance? Writing Popular Dance Embodiments of Value PART II: DANCING VALUES 'Naughty but Nice': (Re)Articulations of Value in Neo-Burlesque Striptease Pogoing, Headbanging and Skanking: Economies of Value in Dancing Subcultures 'There's a Land That I've Dreamed About': Envisioning Value at Sunday Serenade Conclusion: The Value of Popular Dance Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781137437372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 259
  • ID: 9781137437372
  • weight: 297
  • ISBN10: 1137437375

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