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Defiant Itineraries: Caribbean Paradigms in American Dance and Film Lydia Platón Lázaro

Defiant Itineraries: Caribbean Paradigms in American Dance and Film

Lydia Platón Lázaro

Published August 6th 2015
ISBN : 9781137475534
Hardcover
212 pages
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How did Caribbean rituals helped form new currents in the performing and visual arts of the United States? This book answers this question through an examination of the Caribbean-inspired dance creations of dancer/choreographer Katherine Dunham andMoreHow did Caribbean rituals helped form new currents in the performing and visual arts of the United States? This book answers this question through an examination of the Caribbean-inspired dance creations of dancer/choreographer Katherine Dunham and the experimental films of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren. An intercultural discussion that refers to alternative subjectivities for black dancing bodies within the existing paradigms of the American public, Platón Lázaro reflects on the cultural discourses in the two contemporary artistic fields of dance and film.