The Resource Dance and the nation : performance, ritual, and politics in Sri Lanka, Susan A. Reed

Dance and the nation : performance, ritual, and politics in Sri Lanka, Susan A. Reed

Label
Dance and the nation : performance, ritual, and politics in Sri Lanka
Title
Dance and the nation
Title remainder
performance, ritual, and politics in Sri Lanka
Statement of responsibility
Susan A. Reed
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Around the globe, dances that originate in village, temple, and court rituals have been adapted and transformed to carry secular meanings and serve new national purposes. In stage performances, dance competitions, and festivals worldwide, dance has become an emblem of ethnicity and an index of national identity. But what are the "backstage" stories of those dances, and what have been the consequences for their communities of origin? In Dance and the Nation, Susan A. Reed brings to light the complexities of aesthetic politics in a multi-faceted exploration and analysis of the Kandyan dance of Sri Lanka. The dance, which is identified with the island's majority Sinhala ethnic group, is heavily supported by the state. Derived from the Kohomba kankariya, an elaborate village ritual performed by men of the hereditary drummer caste, the dance was adopted by the state as a symbol of traditional Sinhala culture in the postindependence period and opened to individuals of all castes. Reed's evocative account traces the history and consequences of this transition from ritual to stage, situating the dance in relation to postcolonial nationalism and ethnic politics and emphasizing the voices and perspectives of the hereditary dancers and women performers. Kandyan dance is characterized by an elegant and energetic style and lively displays of agility. The companion DVD includes unparalleled footage of this vibrant dance in ritual, stage, and training contexts, and features the most esteemed performers of the Kandyan region
Member of
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Susan Anita
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1703.S74
LC item number
R44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in dance history.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dance
  • Dance
  • Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people)
  • Nationalismus
  • Singhalesen
  • Tanz
  • Sri Lanka
  • Distrikt Kandy
  • Sri Lanka
Label
Dance and the nation : performance, ritual, and politics in Sri Lanka, Susan A. Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The accompanying DVD is drawn from field videos made by the author of dance and ritual in various sites, including numerous Kohomba kankariyas, the Asala Perahara, tourist performances, rehearsals, and classes at government and village dance schools; "Contents of DVD": p. 219-220
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Performing the nation : the Berava and Kandyan dance
  • 6.
  • Kohomba kankariya as spectacle
  • 7.
  • Between purity and respectability : Sinhala women and Kandyan dance
  • 1.
  • Kohomba kankariya as village ritual
  • 2.
  • Performers, patrons, dance
  • 3.
  • A history of Kandyan dance, 1875-1948
  • 4.
  • Dance, ethnicity, and the state
  • DVD contents:
  • 1. Introduction (2:30)
  • 2.
  • Kohomba kankariya
  • (58:00)
  • 3.
  • Kandyan dance
  • (48:00)
Dimensions
23 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780299231644
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
40017831502
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317288154
  • (OCoLC)ocn317288154
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dance and the nation : performance, ritual, and politics in Sri Lanka, Susan A. Reed
Publication
Note
The accompanying DVD is drawn from field videos made by the author of dance and ritual in various sites, including numerous Kohomba kankariyas, the Asala Perahara, tourist performances, rehearsals, and classes at government and village dance schools; "Contents of DVD": p. 219-220
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.).
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Performing the nation : the Berava and Kandyan dance
  • 6.
  • Kohomba kankariya as spectacle
  • 7.
  • Between purity and respectability : Sinhala women and Kandyan dance
  • 1.
  • Kohomba kankariya as village ritual
  • 2.
  • Performers, patrons, dance
  • 3.
  • A history of Kandyan dance, 1875-1948
  • 4.
  • Dance, ethnicity, and the state
  • DVD contents:
  • 1. Introduction (2:30)
  • 2.
  • Kohomba kankariya
  • (58:00)
  • 3.
  • Kandyan dance
  • (48:00)
Dimensions
23 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780299231644
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
40017831502
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317288154
  • (OCoLC)ocn317288154
Video recording format
DVD

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