Dancing Bahia

Essays on Afro-Brazilian Dance, Education, Memory, and Race

Edited by Lucia M. Suarez, Amélia Conrado and Yvonne Daniel

Dancing Bahia

Edited by Lucia M. Suarez, Amélia Conrado and Yvonne Daniel

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

234 pages | 6 color plates, 7 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9781783208807 Published September 2018

Dancing Bahia is an edited collection that draws together the work of leading scholars, artists, and dance activists from Brazil, Canada, and the United States to examine the particular ways in which dance has responded to socio-political notions of race and community, resisting stereotypes, and redefining African Diaspora and Afro-Brazilian traditions.

Using the Brazilian city of Salvador da Bahia as its focal point, this volume brings to the fore questions of citizenship, human rights, and community building. The essays within are informed by both theory and practice, as well as black activism that inspires and grounds the research, teaching, and creative output of dance professionals from, or deeply connected to, Bahia.

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Special citation for the 2019 Dance Studies Association de la Torre Bueno Award | Dance Studies Association
"Through Dancing Bahia: Essays on Afro-Brazilian Dance, Education, Memory and Race, Lucía M. Suárez, Amélia Conrado, and Yvonne Daniel have created a field-establishing volume that examines the interstices of artistic practice and political activism in Afro-Brazilian dance works. Grounding research in the lives of Black people living at the center of the Black Atlantic, this volume locates Salvador da Bahia as a powerful nexus of dance practice and black activism, and wonderfully argues for its significance as one of the world’s epicentres for conversations on race, cultural memory, belonging, and human rights advocacy. With wonderful insights from a range of contributors on dance’s role in race relations, education and emancipation in Brazil, this book importantly contributes new Afro-Bahian knowledge to the field of dance studies."
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