Choreographies of African Identities: Négritude, Dance, and by Francesca Castaldi

By Francesca Castaldi

Choreographies of African Identities strains interconnected interpretative frameworks round and concerning the nationwide Ballet of Senegal. utilizing the metaphor of a dancing circle Castaldi's arguments disguise the total spectrum of functionality, from construction to stream and reception. Castaldi first situates the reader in a North American theater, concentrating on the connection among dancers and audiences as that among black performers and white spectators. She then examines the paintings of the nationwide Ballet on the subject of Léopold Sédar Senghor's Négritude ideology and cultural politics. eventually, the writer addresses the circulate of dances within the streets, discotheques, and courtyards of Dakar, drawing recognition to ladies dancers' career of the city landscape.

 

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