Cultural Memory and Popular Dance: Dancing to Remember, Dancing to Forget (Palgrave MacMillan Memory Studies) (Paperback)
1. Introduction.- 2. Mother Tongue: Dance and Language, an Autobiographical Excavation.- 3. From danz n to salsa. Archives, dancing body and cultural memory in Cuba.- 4. Feeling With, Moving Toward: Empathetic Attunement as Dance Reconstruction Methodology.- 5. The tanda and Afro-Argentine memory: Remembering Black Buenos Aires through tango.- 6. Salsa con "Afro".- 7. Dancing the Gone-Too-Soon, Re-Membering Slavery's Persistent Wound: Young Black Ghosts in Popular American Performance.- 8. Embodying and transmitting cultural memory through tap dance: Shuffling with my dancestors.- 9. Recognizing sources, not being copies: Constructions of cultural memory and "ownership" by French urban dancers.- 10. Learning dances, forgetting borders: Embodied national remembering and the role of the ethnographer in the Hungarian t nch z revival.- 11. Limbo like me: 'limberness' and refugee experience.- 12. From Colonial Subject to Independence: Cari osa and Tinikling.- 13. Youthful Bodies as Mnemonic Artifacts: Traversing the Cultural Terrain from Traditional to Popular Dances in Post Independent Ghana.- 14. Dance Performance and Memory in Post-War Peru.- 15. Beyond the hips: The Afro-Ecuadorian dance of Bomba in Chota-Mira Valley as an affective space to remember.- 16. "What When I Yearn to Dance Along ?" - The Transmission of (Be)Longing and Nostalgia in Popular Screendance.- 17. Parading the Past, Taming the New: Popular Dance Excursions.- 18. Speaking the Unspeakable: the cancan and the classical canon.- 19. Dionysus meets neoliberalism: Zumba Fitness as an example of Zorbitality.- 20. Bent History? The Late-Modern Uses and Abuses of Historical Imagery Showing Men Dancing Tango with Each Other.- 21. Conclusions.
Clare Parfitt is an interdisciplinary dance scholar and PhD Supervisor at the University of Chichester, UK. She is Chair of PoP Moves, an international network for popular dance research. From 2014-2016, she was Principal Investigator for the AHRC Leadership Fellowship project 'Dancing with Memory', which led to this edited collection.