Contemporary Dance and Southern African Rock ArtContemporary Dance and Southern African Rock Art

Contemporary Dance and Southern African Rock Art
Author : Sylvia "Magogo" Glasser
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2022-07-04
ISBN 10 : 9781527584440
ISBN 13 : 1527584445
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Dance and Southern African Rock Art Book Description:

This book weaves archaeology, anthropology, culture, politics, colonial history, dance and choreography into a life-transforming tapestry. It charts the extraordinary story of the author’s work in South Africa during the abhorrent system of Apartheid when she started a mixed-race dance company called Moving into Dance in the garage of her house. Her in-depth research into rock art, its meaning, the creation and performance of Tranceformations, the dancers’ own transformative experiences, as well as issues of cultural appropriation, are at the core of this book. It straddles different disciplines, and shows in real terms how art, or specifically dance, can transform people’s lives, not only in physical or cognitive parameters, but that it can change attitudes and perceptions of both participants and observers; that it can touch the human spirit and transcend the very essence of being human. This book also includes a link to a video of the 30-minute dance “Tranceformations”, choreographed by the author.

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