Celebrating the diversity of dance across the South Pacific, this volume studies the various experiences, motivations and aims for dance, emerging from the voices of dance professionals in the islands. In particular, it focuses on the interplay of cultures and pathways of migration as people move across the region discovering new routes and connections.
Foreword Salote Nita Latu, Nicole Peirera and Pauline Hiroti. Preface Stephanie Burridge. Acknowledgements. Introduction Ralph Buck and Nicholas Rowe. 1. Godwits, Kuaka and the Returns of Ausdruckstanz in Aotearoa Carol Brown 2. The Role of Gunge Takwaku Dance in Kraku-bandi Female Initiation of the Yangit of Papua New Guinea Naomi Faik-Simet 3. Learning and Performing my Pacific Island identity Teuila Hughes 4. Earthquakes and Aftershocks: Dance in Christchurch Trudy Dobbie 5. Hip Hop Dance in New Zealand and Pacific Islands Katherine Walker, Josh Mitikulena and Seidah Karati 6. Tracing the Steps of Modern and Contemporary Dance in Twentieth-Century New Zealand Marianne Schultz 7. A Teacher’s Story: He Purakau na te Kaiako Tia Reihana-Morunga 8. Dancing the Kolo under the Long White Cloud Dagmar Simon 9. Treasuring the Meke in a Modern Fiji Sachiko Miller 10. The Role of a Service Organisation for Dance – DANZ, Dance Aotearoa New Zealand Tania Kopytko 11. Artist Voices and Biographies Sarah Knox and Rose Martin. Index
Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific is a series that presents the views of eminent scholars, journalists and commentators alongside the voices of a new generation of choreographers working from tradition to create new forms of expression in contemporary dance. It documents and celebrates these artistic journeys that work within the framework of rich and complex cultural heritages. Future titles in this series include India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The Series is published by Routledge and supported by the World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific.