Brazilian Bodies and Their Choreographies of Identification by Cristina F. Rosa download in iPad, ePub, pdf
One of the main arguments of the book is the proposition that movement embodies identity, and that as a practice of everyday life, ginga is a subject of study that reveals a national identification. The introduction claims the study's commitment to explore the multiple functions, roles and effects of ginga. Ultimately, the book represents an excellent study of tensions between choreography and improvisation.
Nevertheless, I am compelled to say that the most important contribution of this book belongs to the field of history. She applies a dance theory framework with ethnography, historiography and a cultural studies lens that demonstrates a preoccupation both for ordinary and extraordinary or staged gestures. It also offers invaluable information for all scholars and students concerned with the embodied knowledges cultivated across the black Atlantic.
You are not currently authenticated. She is currently a full-time faculty lecturer in dance at Tufts University. Alessandra Santos Rosa, Cristina F. Rosa presents the legacy of slavery as imbued with pride and shame, demonstrating how these values are articulated through music and movement, and are transformed into pride and grace. Rosa's book offers an in-depth exploration of the concept of ginga.
This unprecedented book confirms the relevance of dance and other movement practices to the understanding of how identities are constructed. The book is divided into seven chapters in addition to an introduction and conclusion, tracing the origin and development of a particular aesthetics grounded in a set of rules and manifestations. Rosa's study demonstrates a preoccupation with issues pertaining to race and gender, particularly regarding the strong presence and influence of African-diasporic cultural practices.
It examines how the mulata choreographs her racialised identification via her hips and enacts an embodied conception referred to as hip g nosis. Rosa writes in a self-aware, ethnographic voice, addressing the reader directly, authoring many of the ample illustrations and photographs that accompany the study. Rosa offers a thoroughly researched history of samba and capoeira, extending to the history of one of the most successful dance companies in Brazil, Grupo Corpo.
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