Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices


Akinleye, A. (ed.) 2018. Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices. Palgrave Macmillan.
TitleNarratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices
EditorsAkinleye, A.

This book explores Black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. It challenges the presumption that Blackness, Britishness or dance are monolithic entities, instead arguing that all three are living networks created by rich histories, diverse faces and infinite future possibilities. Through a variety of critical and creative essays, this book suggests a widening of our conceptions of what Black British dance looks like, where it appears, and who is involved in its creation.

Research GroupDance group
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dates
Print20 Feb 2018
Online09 Feb 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Sep 2018
Output statusPublished
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