Dancing Communities: Performance, Difference, and Connection in the Global City (Studies in International Performance) (Paperback)

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Dancing Communities: Performance, Difference, and Connection in the Global City (Studies in International Performance) (Paperback)

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Dancers create 'civic culture' as performances for public consumption, but also as vernaculars connecting individuals who may have little in common. Examining performance and the construction of culturally diverse communities the book suggests that amateur and concert dance can teach us how to live and work productively together.
JUDITH HAMERA is Professor and Head of the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, USA. She is the editor of Open Acts: Performance in/as Communication and Cultural Studies and co-editor of The Handbook of Performance Studies. She is the recipient of the National Communication Association's Lilla Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies, and received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781349279432
ISBN-10: 1349279439
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2011
Pages: 257
Language: English
Series: Studies in International Performance