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Embodied communities : dance traditions and change in Java

Author: Felicia Hughes-Freeland
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2008.
Series: Dance and performance studies, v. 2.
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"Court dance in Java has changed from a colonial ceremonial tradition into a national artistic classicism. Central to this general transformation has been dance's role in personal transformation, developing appropriate forms of everyday behaviour and strengthening the powers of persuasion that come from the skillful manipulation of both physical and verbal forms of politeness. This account of dance's significance in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Felicia Hughes-Freeland
ISBN: 9781845455217 1845455215
OCLC Number: 213307719
Description: xiii, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Dance, culture and embodiment --
Before the nation : the heyday of court dance --
From colony to nation : dance in the reign of Haměngkubuwana IX (1940-1988) --
Embodying culture : dance as education --
Performance and symbolism : Bědhaya and the poetics of power --
The art of dancing : Joged Mataram --
Changing styles of patronage : tourism and commoditization --
Conclusion: Embodied communities in the nation state.
Series Title: Dance and performance studies, v. 2.
Responsibility: Felicia Hughes-Freeland.
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Court dance in Java has changed from a colonial ceremonial tradition into a national artistic classicism. Central to this general transformation has been dance's role in personal transformation,  Read more...

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