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

Kindred, Helen and Akinleye, Adesola ORCID: (2018) In the between-ness: decolonising and re-inhabiting our dancing. In: Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices. Akinleye, Adesola ORCID:, ed. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 65-78. ISBN 9783319703138. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70314-5_6)

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Co-authored chapter published in the book, Narratives of Black British Dance
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Dance group
Item ID: 25095
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Depositing User: Helen Kindred
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 12:11
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 14:23

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