CORD + SDHS 2016 Proceedings

Beyond Authenticity and Appropriation: Bodies, Authorship, and Choreographies of Transmission
CORD + SDHS Annual Conference

Pomona College, Claremont, California
November 3-6, 2016

The 2016 CORD + SDHS Annual Conference Beyond Authenticity and Appropriation: Bodies, Authorship, and Choreographies of Transmission, was held November 3-6, 2016 at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Each presenter at the conference was invited to contribute to the Proceedings. Those who chose to contribute did so by submitting pdf files, which are assembled here. There was minimal editorial intervention — little more than the addition of page numbers and headers. Authors undertook to adhere to a standard format for fonts, margins, titles, figures or illustrations, order of sections, and so on, but there may be minor differences in format from one paper to another.

Presenters’ affiliations and biographical information are shown as they appeared in the conference program book, which was compiled in November, 2016.

Individual authors hold the copyrights to their papers. The Congress on Research in Dance and the Society of Dance History Scholars are not legally responsible for any violation of copyright; authors are solely responsible.


 Entire Proceedings: [PDF (6 MB)]

Individual Papers in Proceedings:

JoDEE ALLEN
Imitation as Learning and Misrepresentation in Dance Video Games (PDF)

JEN AUBRECHT  
Rethinking Appropriation: The Reciprocal Appropriation of Yoga and American Modern Dance (PDF)

SÉRGIO BORDALO E SÁ
“What Are You Looking At?” – The Representation of ‘African Dances’ in Portuguese Documentaries of the Colonial Period (PDF)

DOMINIQUE BOURASSA
Cataloging the Intangible: A Martha Graham Case Study (PDF)

CAROL BROWN 
Shouting across the Centuries: Affective archives and the politics of transmission (PDF)

ROSELY CONZ
Que Corpo É Esse? (What Body Is This?) – Grupo Corpo Brazilian Dance Company Under the Lenses of Antropofagia and Transculturation (PDF)

RAINY DEMERSON
Ethnic Décor: People of Color as Props in Music Videos (PDF)

CAROLINA VARGA DINICU
Preserving and Honoring the Guedra Through Transnational Performance (PDF)

KYMBERLEY FELTHAM
Locating the Dance-Maker in the Sociopolitical Space: Movement and Movements in Contemporary South Africa (PDF)

JESSICA FIALA
Agency & Self-Interpellation in Cross-Cultural Dance Practice (PDF)

JENNIFER FISHER
Everything is Authentic Something: What is “real” if you consider dance’s relationship to shamanism and to “the experience economy” of commercial brands? (PDF)

JOAN CAROL FRIEDBERG
It’s All Greek To Me… Or is it?  Balkan Bandit Ballads and Identity Politics on Stage (PDF)

JAMEY GARNER
The Body as Archive: In Search of Authenticity (PDF)

DORAN GEORGE
Can We Have Sex? Michael Turinsky’s Dancing Against Compulsory Ableism (PDF)

STEPHANIE M. HART
The Body as Archive: In Search of Authenticity (PDF)

CAROLYN HEBERT
“If Amy Winehouse was a beehive then I guess I’m a blonde bob”: De/Constructing Sia’s fame through contemporary dance (PDF)

ADAIR LANDBORN
Excavating Sensory Data: A Somatic Ethnography Revisited (PDF)

ROBSON LOURENÇO AND JÚLIA ZIVIANI VITIELLO
The Influence of Anatomical Knowledge in John Weaver and Jean Georges Noverre’s Written Works (PDF)

ANASTASIA MCCAMMON
Divided Bodies; Choreographies of Nationalism, Tradition, and Resistance on the Island of Cyprus (PDF)

RACHEL A. ORIOL
The Phenomenon of Authenticity in Esmerelda Santiago’s Almost a Woman and The Turkish Lover (PDF)

LAURA PETTIBONE WRIGHT
Organic Source Attribution and Transparency in Teaching Dance (PDF)

LAURA PETTIBONE WRIGHT AND CATHERINE THARIN
Ralph Lee Collaborations with Erick Hawkins (PDF)

LUÍSA ROUBAUD
Between Dance Floors and the Stage (PDF)

FREYA VASS-RHEE
Melding an Ensemble at Memory’s Limits: William Forsythe's Whole in the Head (PDF)

PEGGE VISSICARO AND YIN DEJIN
Entangled Lines of Flight: Self-Becoming Other among the Liangshan Dance Group in Xichang, Sichuan Province (PDF)

ANGÉLIQUE WILLKIE
“Authentic as opposed to what?” The Role of the Interpreter in Producing Belief (PDF)

EMILY WRIGHT
Consider It All Joy: the Embodiment of Struggle in American Evangelical Dance (PDF)

EMI YAGISHITA
Isadora Duncan and the Japanese Performers: Sada Yacco, Hanako and Michio Ito (PDF)

 

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