Staging Ghana : artistry and nationalism in state dance ensembles /

The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana's national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble and the aims of the individual performers work in opposition. Schauert discusses the h...

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Author / Creator:Schauert, Paul W., author.
Imprint:Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
©2015
Description:1 online resource.
Language:English
Series:Ethnomusicology multimedia
Ethnomusicology multimedia.
Subject:Ghana Dance Ensemble.
Ghana Dance Ensemble.
Folk dancing -- Ghana.
Dance companies -- Ghana.
Nationalism and the arts -- Ghana.
GAMES -- Reference.
GAMES -- Travel Games.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Dance -- General.
Cultural policy.
Dance companies.
Folk dancing.
Nationalism and the arts.
Ghana -- Cultural policy.
Ghana.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11383123
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ISBN:9780253017499
0253017491
9780253017321
0253017327
9780253017420
0253017424
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
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Summary:The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana's national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble and the aims of the individual performers work in opposition. Schauert discusses the history of the dance troupe and its role in Ghana's post-independence nation-building strategy and illustrates how the nation's culture makes its way onto the stage. He argues that as dancers negotiate the terrain of what is or is not authentic, they also find ways to express their personal aspirations, discovering, within the framework of nationalism or collective identity, that there is considerable room to reform national ideals through individual virtuosity.
Other form:Print version: Schauert, Paul W. Staging Ghana 9780253017321
Standard no.:ebc2122783