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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Capoeira in the Community

André Luiz Teixeira Reis and Sue Oliver.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing

October 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Dance. 6874 words.

Based on Reis’ doctoral research, this chapter explores the elements of capoeira as a collective experience developing social skills, abilities, and styles, and promoting group engagement,...

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Communities of Practice

Alexandra Harlig.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen

August 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance. 5368 words.

This chapter considers three moments in early twentieth-century American social dance history in which the popular screen had a particularly large impact, spreading local forms across the...

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Singing the Community

Bethany Hughes.

in Gestures of Music Theater

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 6857 words.

The chorus in a musical is a unique character, possesses intimate knowledge of other characters, and simultaneously performs and presents a community. It has multiple functions within a...

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Social Somatics and Community Performance

Petra Kuppers.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance. 6183 words.

Community performance practices enter the archive of dance and theater studies usually through discussions of organizational forms, through analyses of representations, or through...

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Jazz Dance as a Gateway to Community Engagement

Lynnette Young Overby.

in Jazz Dance

February 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 3060 words.

Community engagement has become an important mission of colleges and universities as they attempt to make meaningful connections between academic goals and community needs. Through service...

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Lindy Hop, Community, and the Isolation of Appropriation

William Given.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance. 12589 words.

This chapter argues that disconnection from the true jam circle that characterized Lindy Hop, and the subsequent appropriation by white audiences who viewed only the disembodied spectacle...

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Negotiating Community and Diaspora

Clare Croft.

in Dancers as Diplomats

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 14666 words.

This chapter focuses on dance-in-diplomacy as it emerged in the twenty-first century as a reaction to the 9/11 attacks on the United States and the negative international image the United...

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Hip-Hop Dance as Community Expression and Global Phenomenon

Moncell Durden.

in Jazz Dance

February 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 4136 words.

The word hip-hop encompasses both a type of social dance and a broader sub-culture. This sub-culture is based in four expressive elements: graffiti art, deejaying, emceeing, and dancing....

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Lerman, Liz (25 December 1947)

Cathryn Harding.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 516 words.

(born 25 December 1947 in Los Angeles), American dancer, choreographer, and author.

The foremost exponent and practitioner of community-based dance

Studio Wacker

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

The Paris studio at 69 Rue de Douai where Preobrajenska, Rousanne, V. Gsovsky, and others taught for many years and which served as an unofficial networking centre for the international...

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Liz Lerman

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(born 25 December 1947 in Los Angeles), American dancer, choreographer, and author.

The foremost exponent and practitioner of community-based dance in the United States, Lerman...

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Dynamic Traditions

Susan Eike Spalding.

in Appalachian Dance

September 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 4414 words.

This book examines the dynamism of Appalachian dance traditions and the creativity involved in their evolution. Focusing on six dance communities—three in Eastern Kentucky, one in Northeast...

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Afterword

Susan Eike Spalding.

in Appalachian Dance

September 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 3447 words.

This book has explored what has given life and meaning to old time dancing in six communities in Eastern Kentucky, Northeast Tennessee, and Southwest Virginia in the late twentieth and...

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Breaking History

Felicia McCarren.

in French Moves

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 6785 words.

Yiphun Chiem’s solo Apsara pairs breakdance with Cambodian traditional dance to describe the layering of identity in the migrant experience, and suggests the impact of both live performance...

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Studio Wacker

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 40 words.

The Paris studio at 69 Rue de Douai where Preobrajenska, Rousanne, V. Gsovsky, and others taught for many years and which served as an unofficial networking centre for the international...

Between the Cultural Center and the Villa

Victoria Fortuna.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics

March 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Dance. 10102 words.

This chapter discusses Lucía Russo’s El borde silencoso de las cosas, the inaugural project of the Cooperation Cultural Center’s Dance and Politics Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The...

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Appalachian Dance

Susan Eike Spalding.

September 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Dance. 288 pages.

This book employs twenty-five years' worth of rich interviews with black and white Virginians, Tennesseeans, and Kentuckians to explore the evolution and social uses of dance in each...

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Mr. Perry’s Sweet Shop and a New Old Time Dance

Susan Eike Spalding.

in Appalachian Dance

September 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance. 12311 words.

This chapter examines the role of of cultural exchange in the evolution of old time dancing and the creation of a new style in dance in the coal town of Dante in Russell County, Virginia....

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Haunted by Meaning

Sherry B. Shapiro.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing

October 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Dance. 9539 words.

This chapter explores the concept of aesthetic activism as a vehicle for wellbeing that emphasizes the importance of social justice and compassionate community. Drawing on critical and...

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Youskevitch, Igor

Mary Anne Santos Newhall.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 2036 words.

Youskevitch, Igor (13 March 1912–13 June 1994), ballet dancer and choreographer, was born Igor' Ivanovich Iuskevich in Piryatin, a small Ukrainian community southeast of Kiev; the son of...