In-the-between-ness: decolonising and re-inhabiting our dancing

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Kindred, H. and Akinleye, A. 2018. In-the-between-ness: decolonising and re-inhabiting our dancing. in: Akinleye, A. (ed.) Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 65-78
Chapter titleIn-the-between-ness: decolonising and re-inhabiting our dancing
AuthorsKindred, H. and Akinleye, A.
Abstract

In this chapter, Akinleye and Kindred discuss their need to be alert to how Western values creep into their creative processes through the language they use to discuss, describe and facilitate dance. The chapter explores their attempts to extract their ‘dancing bodies’ and choreographic processes from the Imperialist language of Western binaries. Despite their creative processes being informed by their multicultural, trans-national life experiences, how they talk about, or describe their work is often limited by the necessity of describing it using Western mainstream terms, which they suggest is a continuing legacy of colonization. The chapter discusses ways they have sought to decolonize the environment of their creative exploration.

Research GroupDance group
Page range65-78
Book titleNarratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices
EditorsAkinleye, A.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN
Paperback9783319703138
Electronic9783319703145
Publication dates
Online09 Feb 2018
Print20 Feb 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Sep 2018
Output statusPublished
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Co-authored chapter published in the book, Narratives of Black British Dance

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70314-5_6
LanguageEnglish
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