Issues of race, class, gender and religion permeate the study of contemporary dance, resulting in cultural clashes in classrooms and studios. The first of its kind, this book provides dance educators with tools to refocus teaching methods to celebrate the pluralism of the United States. The contributors discuss how to diversify dance history courses in higher education and ballet technique classes, choreographing dance about socially charged contemporary issues and incorporating Native American dances into the curriculum, among other topics. The application of critical pedagogy in the dance classroom enables instructors to teach methods that reflect students' culture and affirm their experiences.
|Number Of Pages||277|
|Publisher||McFarland & Co Inc|
|Studio||McFarland & Co Inc|