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Dance anthropology

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1HarryHar First Message
Jul 5, 2007, 4:28am

Can anyone recommend anything on Dance Anthropology or cultural studies particularly relevant to modern, popular theatre dance, or dance in film?

Edited: Jul 5, 2007, 10:06pm

Perhaps The Anthropology of Dance or Anthropology of the Performing Arts, from Amazon. Couldn't say I've read either, but I don't think there's many people on LT interested in anthropology.

Aug 1, 2007, 7:59pm

look up Sally Ness, Drid Williams, and Anya Peterson Royce

Aug 15, 2007, 3:35am

Thanks Jaybernstein. I've since read some Williams and Peterson Royce. They both seem very caught up in theory. Too much 'what's a text and what's not' and 'such and such is a metalanguage' for my liking. Maybe I'll be ready for that later. For now, Alexandra Carter's Dance Studies readers are keeping me happy.

I wonder if I should start a dance-specific LT group.