ERIC Number: EJ1160855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Dance Marking Diplomacy: Rehearsing Intercultural Exchange
Warburton, Edward C.
Journal of Dance Education, v17 n4 p131-137 2017
Diplomacy is the art of relationships: the ability to work with individual to international-level concerns in a sensitive way. Like the diplomat, dance artists and educators know that success requires sensitivity to rapidly changing situational demands. A growing body of research suggests that the nonverbal art form of dance can be an effective medium for intercultural communication and exchange between people from different cultures. This article describes how choreographers and dancers from different cultures, educational backgrounds, and ethnic groups bridged the incommensurability of language to create a shared experience of cultural import during "ArtsCross" (2011-2014). As a microcosm of diplomacy in action, I suggest that the "dance marking" practices found in the rehearsal studio might provide some insight into more macrolevel "public diplomacy" efforts.
Descriptors: International Relations, International Educational Exchange, Dance Education, Intercultural Communication, Artists, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Dance
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan (Taipei); China (Beijing); United Kingdom (London); California
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