Dancing into being: the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and the Laura Dance Festival
Henry, Rosita (2000) Dancing into being: the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and the Laura Dance Festival. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 11 (2). pp. 322-332.
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Focusing on the connection between dance performance and the politics of identity, I explore the problem of human agency and interrogate the concept of a dualistic split between mind and body. I interpret dance as a form of corporeal politics and use the example of dance in two tourist arenas--the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and the Laura Dance and Cultural Festival--to illustrate Aboriginal agency in both participating in and resisting structures of state bureaucratic practice, and representations of cultural authenticity.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||anthropology of dance, cultural festival, cultural centre, Indigenous Australia, Aboriginal culture|
Copyright 2000 Australian Anthropological Society Publisher lists as Volume 11, issue 2. Publication lists as both volume 11, issue 3 and volume 11, special issue 12: The politics of dance.
|Date Deposited:||18 Oct 2006|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%|