By Naomi Jackson, Toni Shapiro-Phim

Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in movement offers a wide-ranging compilation of essays, spanning greater than 15 nations. geared up in 4 elements, the articles study the law and exploitation of dancers and dance task via executive and authoritative teams, together with abusive therapy of dancers in the dance career; choreography regarding human rights as a principal subject; the engagement of dance as a way of therapeutic sufferers of human rights abuses; and nationwide and native social/political activities during which dance performs a strong function in aiding humans struggle oppression. those groundbreaking papers? either distinct scholarship and riveting own debts? surround a extensive spectrum of concerns, from slavery and the Holocaust to the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides to the Israeli-Palestinian clash; from First modification situations and the A.I.D.S. epidemic to discrimination as a result of age, gender, race, and incapacity. a variety of lecturers, choreographers, dancers, and dance/movement therapists draw connections among refugee camp, court docket, theater, practice session studio, and collage school room.

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The move toward right-wing political programs began before 1933 with inherently nationalist-conservative and racist concepts, concepts German modern dance had explored and nurtured throughout its evolution, or dance “revolution” as Laban and Wigman preferred to call their version of expressionist dance. After the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, the modern dance camp integrated into the Nazi cultural setting not only on its own terms, but in an orderly fashion, as Practical Imperative 11 an institutional takeover, for it already possessed the necessary and appropriate structures.

Poisonous materials were poured into holes in her legs and nerves were severed, leaving her crippled for life. 18. E. Valentine Daniel in his study of terror in Sri Lanka, Charred Lullabies: Chapters in an Anthropology of Violence (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996), 153. 19. Numerous resources exist tracing the banning and exploitation of native/ aboriginal dance in North America, along with acts of resistance. See, for instance, Clyde Ellis, “‘There Is No Doubt . . The Dances Should Be Curtailed’: Indian Dances and Federal Policy on the Southern Plains, 1880–1930,” Pacific Historical Review 70, no.

16. See Margaret Chan, “Negotiating Artistic Spaces: Beijing Opera and the Cultural Revolution in China,” in Right to Dance: Dancing for Rights, ed. Naomi Jackson (Banff, Alberta: Banff Centre Press, 2004), 99–122. For the plight of dancers under another communist regime, see Toni Shapiro-Phim, “Dance, Music, and the Nature of Terror in Democratic Kampuchea,” in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide, ed. Alexander Hinton (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002), 179–93. 17.

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