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Author Swain, Rachael, author.

Title Dance in contested land : new intercultural dramaturgies / Rachael Swain
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 157 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Series New world choreographies
New world choreographies.
Contents Introduction: Contested land -- The dramaturgies of listening to country -- Gudirr Gudirr -- culturally situated neo-expressionism -- Cut the sky -- dramaturgies to disrupt the anthropocene -- Epilogue: Ten things about dramaturgies of listening to country
Summary This book traces an engagement between intercultural dance company Marrugeku and unceded lands of the Yawuru, Bunuba, and Nyikina in the north west of Australia. In the face of colonial legacies and extractive capitalism, it examines how Indigenous ontologies bring ecological thought to dance through an entangled web of attachments to people, species, geologies, political histories, and land. Following choreographic interactions across the multiple subject positions of Indigenous, settler, and European artists between 2012-2016 the book closely examines projects such as Yawuru/Bardi dancer and choreographer Dalisa Pigram's solo Gudirr Gudirr (2013) and the multimedia work Cut the Sky (2015). Dance in Contested Land reveals how emergent intercultural dramaturgies can mediate dance and land to revision and reorientate kinetics, emotion, and responsibilities through sites of Indigenous resurgence and experimentation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 22, 2020)
Subject Marrugeku (Dance company)
Dance -- Political aspects -- Australia -- Fitzroy Crossing (W.A.)
Dance, Aboriginal Australian.
Multiculturalism -- Australia -- Fitzroy Crossing (W.A.)
Postcolonialism and the arts -- Australia -- Fitzroy Crossing (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure.
Land use -- Australia -- Fitzroy Crossing (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure
Dance, Aboriginal Australian
Dance -- Political aspects
Land use
Postcolonialism and the arts
Race relations
Australia -- Race relations
Western Australia -- Kimberley
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030465513