Dina Roginsky, Henia Rottenberg
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367406875 - CAT# 315071
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Moving through Conflict: Dance and Politics in Israel proposes a framework for research and discussion of the changing nature of relations between Jews and Arabs as reflected in dance from the late 19th century Palestine until present-day Israel.
Drawing on multiple disciplines, this book examines a variety of social and theatrical venues (communities, dance groups, evening classes, and staged performances), dance genres (folk-dancing, social dancing, and theatrical dancing) and different cultural identities (Israeli, Palestinian and American). This study is a pioneering project examining this conflict through dance. Underlying this work is a fundamental question: can the body and dance operate as non-verbal autonomous agents to mediate change in conflicting settings, transforming the "foreign" into the "familiar? Or are they bound to their culturally-dependent significance—and thus nothing more than additional sites of an embodied politics?
This anthology expounds various studies on dance, historical periods, points of view and a variety of points of contact that help promote thinking about this fundamental issue. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of dance studies, sociology, anthropology, art history, education and cultural studies as well as conflict and resolution studies.
Part I – Community Relations | Chapter 1: Relations between Communities and Palestinian Dance: Introduction to Part I / Dina Roginsky | Chapter 2: About Arabs, Jews and Dances: Dance Relations in Palestine and in the State of Israel / Dina Roginsky | Chapter 3: Belly Dancing in Israel: Body, Embodiment, Religion and Nationality / Tovi Fenster | Chapter 4: Performing Nationalism between the Local and the Global: Women Palestinian Dance Teachers and Choreographers in Israel / Hodel Ophir | Chapter 5: "There’s No Peace, Let’s Start Creating": Rabeah Morkus and Ilanit Tadmor Collaborate / Ilanit Tadmor | Part II – Representational Relations | Chapter 6: Dancing Protest: Introduction to Part II / Henia Rottenberg | Chapter 7: From Baruch Agadati to Arkadi Zaides: Explicit and Implicit Representations of Arabs and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Israeli Dance / Yael (Yali) Nativ | Chapter 8: Artistic Activism: Politics and Dance in the Works of Rami Be'er and Arkadi Zaides / Henia Rottenberg | Chapter 9: The Ethics of Binding: Untangling the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through Jesse Zaritt’s Dancing body / Naomi M. Jackson