Dancing Postcolonialism

The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica

This book presents the first in-depth critical and historical examination of the internationally renowned National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) in the context of postcolonial theatre. Combining a postcolonial theoretical framework with performance studies and dance analysis, the study examines the interrelationship of Jamaican modern dance theatre aesthetics and the Caribbean's complex cultural genealogy since 1492. Addressing issues of postcolonial nationalism and Jamaican identity politics, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the NDTC's modern dance theatre works as it situates dance theatre choreography at the centre of postcolonial independence politics and cultural theory in the Caribbean.

Open Access

2015-09-27, 230 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-0642-7
File size: 5.77 MB

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Sabine Sörgel

Sabine Sörgel, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Deutschland

Author(s)
Sabine Sörgel
Book title
Dancing Postcolonialism The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
230
ISBN
978-3-8394-0642-7
DOI
Commodity Group
1586
BIC-Code
ASD HBTR AN
BISAC-Code
PER003000 POL045000 PER011020
THEMA-Code
ATQ NHTR ATD
Release date
2015-09-27
Topics
Postkolonialismus, Tanz
Readership
Theatre Studies, Dance Studies, Caribbean Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnology, Anthropology, Postcolonial Studies, Performance Studies
Keywords/Tags
Theatre, Dance, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Postcolonialism, Theatre Studies

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