Nordic Dance Spaces

This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness.

Nordic Dance Spaces

Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness. Looking to the motion of dancers and dance forms between different locations, organizations and networks of individuals, its authors discuss social dancing, as well as historical processes associated with collaborations in folk dance and theatre dance. They consider how similarities and differences between the Nordic countries may be discerned, for instance in patterns of reception at the arrival of dance forms from outside the Nordic countries - and vice versa, how dance from the Nordic countries is received in other parts of the world, as seen for example in the Nordic Cool Festival at the Kennedy Centre in 2013. The book opens a rare window into Nordic culture seen through the prism of dance. While it grants the reader new insights into the critical role of dance in the formation and imagining of a region, it also raises questions about the interplay between dance practices and politics.

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Nordic Dance Spaces
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Petri Hoppu
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-06 - Publisher: Routledge

Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness.
Nordic Dance Spaces
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Karen Vedel
Categories: Dance
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 494
Authors: Egil Bakka, Theresa Jill Buckland, Helena Saarikoski , Anne von Bibra Wharton
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-10 - Publisher: Open Book Publishers

From ‘folk devils’ to ballroom dancers, Waltzing Through Europe explores the changing reception of fashionable couple dances in Europe from the eighteenth century onwards. A refreshing intervention in dance studies, this book brings together elements of historiography, cultural memory, folklore, and dance across comparatively narrow but markedly heterogeneous localities. Rooted
Performing Nordic Heritage
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Ms Lizette Gradén, Professor Peter Aronsson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

The performance of heritage takes place in prestigious institutions such as museums and archives, in officially sanctioned spaces such as jubilees and public monuments, but also in more mundane, ephemeral and banal cultural practices, such as naming of phenomena, viewing exhibitions or walking in the countryside. This volume examines the
Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Dr Nicholas Aylott
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). Starting from a Nordic vantage point, contributors explore the extent to which aspects of politics function similarly or