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ERIC Number: EJ1171038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Risk and ReORIENTations: An Asianist Approach to Teaching Afro-Haitian Dance
Young, Angeline
Journal of Dance Education, v18 n1 p13-22 2018
I present an action research study that enacts an Asianist somatic movement education approach to teaching Afro-Haitian dance at Arizona State University as a response to my Chinese American body's experience of hegemony in postsecondary dance curriculum. My pedagogical framework uses an intercultural teaching approach that applies a somatic teaching method integrating Chinese, Asian Indian, and Japanese somatic traditions. I offer instructions for teaching two Afro-Haitian dances and I push students beyond a tourist conception of Afro-Haitian dance. I apply a combined learning method that interlocks content learning of Afro-Haitian culture with their movement learning. I engage students' cultural and research perspectives as evidenced by qualitative findings in the form of student work samples. I triangulate these data with my teacher observations and my review of video documentation. I conclude with a recapitulation and the implications of this action research study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona
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