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All Things Dance at the 2013 AFS Annual Meeting

Friday, October 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman

The AFS Dance and Movement Analysis section invites you to attend this year’s presentations on dance topics – learn about dance from the Balkans to China, from cultural sustainability to chronic pain, then join us for some movement at the Mediterranean Dance Workshop and conversation at the Business Meeting.

Wednesday, October 16

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

01-09 Music, Dance, Theater, Providence IV
Holly Everett (Memorial University of Newfoundland), chair

  • James W. Kimball (State University of New York, Geneseo), Saunders’s School for the Violin and the Art of the Old-Time Square-Dance Caller
  • To Lan Nguyen (The Institute of Sino-Nom Studies), Folklore Factor in Academic Performance: Case Study on "Quan Phuong Tap Khanh,” the Tuong Play of Vietnam
  • Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg (independent), Balkan Night Northwest: Analytical Observations on the Repertoire
  • Holly Everett (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Baptists, Catholics, and the Silver Strip: Music and Counterhegemony in Texas’s Cajun Lapland, 1900–50

Thursday October 17

8:00 a.m.-10:00 am

03-08 Faces of Tradition: The Role of the Individual in Chinese Performing Arts, Washington

  • Emily Wilcox (University of Michigan), Representative Works: Authoring Tradition in Chinese Dance

03-13 Community Sustenance through Cultural Engagement, Executive Board Room

  • Lesley Ham (Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg), Cultural Maintenance through Dance: The Croatian Americans of Steelton, Pennsylvania

Friday October 18

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

06-01 Diamond/Media Session: Cross Sections of Folklore Research, Narragansett A/B

  • Minhua (Angela) Hung (independent), Tradition and Transformation in the Dai Peacock Dance of China

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

08-13 Cultural Sustainability in Performance Practice, Executive Board Room

  • Sharon Kivenko (Harvard University), Personhood, Performance, and Play in Malian Dance

08-01 Our Survival/Notre Survivance: The Franco Americans in New England, Narragansett A. Sponsored by the 2013 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Winifred Lambrecht (Rhode Island School of Design), chair

Louise Beaudoin Brown (musician, Richmond, VT), Carmen (Beaudoin) Bombardier (musician, Burlington, VT), Daniel Boucher (musician and composer, Bristol, CT), Cindy Larock (musician and dancer, Lewiston, ME), Marianne Valentin (musician, Manville, RI)

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Mediterranean Dance Party. Sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Section. South County

Saturday, October 19

8:00-10:00 a.m.

09-02 The Interests of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Issues of Cultural Sustainability, Narragansett B. Sponsored by the Eastern Asia Folklore Section

  • Dandan Zhao (Zhejiang University), Fire Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage in Zhejiang, China

10:15- a.m.-12:15 p.m.

10-01 Cultural Sustainability in New American Communities across New England, Narragansett A

Maggie Holtzberg (Massachusetts Cultural Council and Lowell National Historical Park), Gregory L. Sharrow (Vermont Folklife Center), and Lynne Williamson (Institute for Community Research), chairs

Mohamed Abdi (Somali Bantu Community Association of Vermont), Mohamed Bulle (Master drummer, Somali Bantu Community Association), Yary Livan (Cambodian master ceramicist), Linda Sopheap Sou (Angkor Dance Troupe), Nyima Tashi (Tibetacoct), Jampa Tsondue (Tibetacoct)

12:15–2:00 p.m.

Dance and Movement Analysis Business Meeting, Kent

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

11-11 Festival and Ritual: Tourism Light and Dark, Bristol

  • Willie Smyth (Washington State Arts Commission), Trance or Dance in Bali: A New Spiritual Tourism Capital

11-14 Stigmatized Vernacular Continued: Disability and Folklore, South County

  • Andrea Kitta (Eastern Carolina University), Untellability and the Stigmatized Vernacular among Dancers with Chronic Pain



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