Dancing, spirit, love and war : performing the translocal realities of contemporary Fiji / Evadne Kelly.
Av: Kelly, Evadne [aut].Serie: Studies in dance history: Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, Copyright date: ©2019Fysisk beskrivning: xi, 242 sidor illustrationer.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780299322007.Ämne: Folkdans | Dans -- sociala aspekter | FijiDDC klassifikation: 793.319611 Annan klassifikation: Rcba
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Meke, a traditional rhythmic dance accompanied by singing, signifies an important piece of identity for Fijians. Despite its complicated history of colonialism, racism, censorship, and religious conflict, meke remained a vital part of artistic expression and culture. Evadne Kelly performs close readings of the dance in relation to an evolving landscape, following the postcolonial reclamation that provided dancers with political agency and a strong sense of community that connected and fractured Fijians worldwide. Through extensive archival and ethnographic fieldwork in both Fiji and Canada, Kelly offers key insights into an underrepresented dance form, region, and culture. Her perceptive analysis of meke will be of interest in dance studies, postcolonial and Indigenous studies, anthropology and performance ethnography, and Pacific Island studies