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Talking Dance: Contemporary Histories from the Southern Mediterranean

Talking Dance: Contemporary Histories from the Southern Mediterranean
Ralph Buck, Nicholas Rowe, Rose Martin

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Dance is intimately woven into the lives of the people of the Southern Mediterranean. It extends beyond studios and reaches into streets, homes, politics and families. It is expressed in a myriad of ways that reflect a cultural reality of hybrid, diverse and dynamic societies. But existing accounts of dance in the region have been subject to misinterpretation, succumbing to distorted, romanticized and exoticized impressions. Talking Dance - the Southern Mediterranean captures the true voices of dancers from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, as well as the other countries of the region. It provides a rich montage of stories that challenge existing representations of dance in the Southern Mediterranean, revealing the diverse cultural and political experience embodied in dance and emphasizing its central role in contemporary Middle East culture.

Author Info

Nicholas Rowe is Senior Lecturer in Dance Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand. His previous books include Raising Dust: a Cultural History of Dance in Palestine (I.B.Tauris, 2010) and Art During Siege: Performing Arts Workshops in Traumatised Communities. Ralph Buck is Associate Professor and Head of Dance Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is currently Chair of the World Dance Alliance Education and Training Network. Rose Martin is Lecturer in Dance Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests include women's experience of dance around the Southern Mediterranean.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781780764894
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2014
Number of Pages: 256
Illustrations: 60 bw integrated

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