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Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance

Anthropologies of Sound and Movement

Edited by Evangelos Chrysagis and Panas Karampampas

282 pages, 17 illus., 1 table, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-453-5 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (April 2017)

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Reviews

Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance is an innovative collection of sound and movement anthropologies. These interdisciplinary texts employ the timely and sharp lens of critical studies while engaging with post-colonial cultural studies. A vital, exemplary collection of ethnographic writing.” · Dena Davida, Université du Québec à Montréal

“An absolutely fascinating collection. The diverse case studies in this book wonderfully explore the contrasts between different cultural attitudes toward the practices of music-making and dance.” · Yvon Bonenfant, University of Winchester

Description

Across spatial, bodily, and ethical domains, music and dance both emerge from and give rise to intimate collaboration. This theoretically rich collection takes an ethnographic approach to understanding the collective dimension of sound and movement in everyday life, drawing on genres and practices in contexts as diverse as Japanese shakuhachi playing, Peruvian huayno, and the Greek goth scene. Highlighting the sheer physicality of the ethnographic encounter, as well as the forms of sociality that gradually emerge between self and other, each contribution demonstrates how dance and music open up pathways and give shape to life trajectories that are neither predetermined nor teleological, but generative.

Evangelos Chrysagis initially trained in History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina, Greece, before embarking on postgraduate studies in Social Anthropology, earning an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, where he was also a guest lecturer until 2015. His doctoral research explored the intersection of do-it-yourself (DiY) music-making and ethics in Glasgow. He has published on the themes of publicity and invisibility in DiY practice, and is currently completing an ethnographic monograph based on his Ph.D. thesis.

Panas Karampampas is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (IIAC), École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). He currently works on Intangible Cultural Heritage policies and global governance. Previously he was a guest lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, where he also completed his Ph.D. His doctoral research focused on the goth scene, digital anthropology, dance and cosmopolitanism. He has also conducted ethnographic research on Roma education as a scientific associate in the Centre for Intercultural Studies at the University of Athens.

Subject: Performance Studies General Anthropology



Contents

Preface

Introduction: Collaborative Intimacies
Evangelos Chrysagis and Panas Karampampas

PART I: SOUND, MEANING AND SELF-AWARENESS

Chapter 1. Being in Sound: Reflections on Recording while Practicing Aikido and Shakuhachi
Tamara Kohn and Richard Chenhall

Chapter 2. Performing and Narrating Selves in and through Classical Music: Being ‘Japanese’ and Being a Professional Musician in London
Yuki Imoto

PART II: PEDAGOGIES OF BODILY MOVEMENT

Chapter 3. Kinaesthetic Intimacy in a Choreographic Practice
Brenda Farnell and Robert N. Wood

Chapter 4. The Presentation of Self in Participatory Dance Settings: Data Collecting with Erving Goffman
Bethany Whiteside

PART III: MUSIC PRACTICES AND ETHICAL SELFHOOD

Chapter 5. The Animador as Ethical Mediator:  Stage Talk and Subject Formation at Peruvian Huayno Music Spectacles
James Butterworth

Chapter 6. A Sense of Togetherness: Music Promotion and Ethics in Glasgow
Evangelos Chrysagis

PART IV: BODIES DANCING IN TIME AND ACROSS SPACE

Chapter 7. Rumba: Heritage, Tourism and the ‘Authentic’ Afro-Cuban Experience
Ruxandra Ana

Chapter 8. Cinematic Dance as a Local Critical Commentary on the ‘Economic Crisis’: Exploring Dance in Korydallos, Attica, Greece
Mimina Pateraki

PART V: MOTION, IRONY AND THE MAKING OF LIFEWORLDS

Chapter 9. Performing Irony on the Dance Floor: The Many Faces of Goth Irony in the Athenian Goth Scene
Panas Karampampas

Chapter 10. The Intoxicating Intimacy of Drum Strokes, Sung Verses and Dancing Steps in the All-Night Ceremonies of Ambonwari (Papua New Guinea)
Borut Telban

Index

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