Lecture - Rosemary Martin
Event: Lecture | DANCING HOME: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL DANCE EDUCATION
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Location: U-Theater Studio T | Utrecht
DANCING HOME: CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL DANCE EDUCATION - BY ROSEMARY MARTIN
Dancers from Arabic-speaking countries frequently travel to Western cultural contexts to engage in contemporary dance education. Their experiences of dance learning in those situations, as documented from in-depth interviews, indicate that their position as dancers from Arabic-speaking countries as learners, and that of dancers from Europe and North America as teachers, can be seen as extending a sense of foreign cultural hegemony within dance education practices. How does this affect their artistic choices and practices in their home environment? The lecture is held as part of the Why Theatre? Series, organized by the Theatre Science chair group of Utrecht University in collaboration with Dancing on the Edge.
Rosemary Martin is a dance researcher, tutor and PhD Candidate at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. While completing her PhD studies on the subject of the lecture, Rosemary is working as a Researcher and co-editor with Dr. Nicholas Rowe on a book titled ‘Our Dance Stories: Southern Mediterranean’, due to be released in May 2012.