Body, Movement, and Culture [electronic resource] : Kinesthetic and Visual Symbolism in a Philippine Community / Sally Ann Ness.
- Other Title:
- De Gruyter Online.
- Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 
- Contemporary Ethnography
1 online resource : 23 illustrations.
- Choreography -- Social aspects -- Philippines -- Cebu City -- Case studies.
Folk dancing -- Social aspects -- Philippines -- Cebu City -- Case studies.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- In Body, Movement, and Culture, Sally Ann Ness provides an original interpretive account of three forms of sinulog dancing practiced in Cebu City in the Philippines: a healing ritual, a dance drama, and a "cultural" exhibition dance. Ness's examination of these dance forms yields rich insights into the cultural predicament of this Philippine city and the way in which kinesthetic and visual symbols interact to create meaning.Ness scrutinizes the patterns of movement, the use of the body and of objects, and the shaping of space common to all three versions of the sinulog. She then relates these elements to the fundamental ways the culture bearers of Cebu City experience their world. For example, she shows how each of the dance forms functions to reinforce class distinctions and to establish a code of authenticated "cultural" action. At the same time, Ness demonstrates, the dances manifest and actualize widely applied notions about the nature of "devotion," "sincerity," "naturalness," and "beauty."Throughout the text, Ness provides a close analysis of movement that is all too often missing from anthropological studies of dance. Most significantly, she works to relate the movements used in dance to everyday movement and to interpret the attitudes and values that are embodied in both choreographed and quotidian movement.Important and illuminating, Body, Movement, and Culture is of particular interest to students and scholars of anthropology, folklore, dance, and Asian studies.
A Note about Pseudonyms
Chapter 1. Ethnography and Choreography
Chapter 2. Troubled Times
Chapter 3. Views from the Swimming Pool
Chapter 4. The Looks of the City
Chapter 5. The Niño
Chapter 6. The Tindera Sinulog
Chapter 7. Customers and Performers
Chapter 8. Latent Symbolism in the Tindera Sinulog
Chapter 9. The Troupe Sinulog
Chapter 10. Historical Development of the Troupe Sinulog
Chapter 11. The Parade Sinulog
Chapter 12. The Symbolism of Desired Recognition
Chapter 13. The Resilience of the Sinulog
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- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.9783/9781512818222 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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