[SCA-Dance] [sca-dance] NEW - Alternate source for ECD
mrailing2 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 13 12:30:27 EDT 2010
I started it at least. :D
The 50+ page overview at the beginning is a useful summary of the current state of renaissance dance scholarship. On the one hand, I'm amazed at all the articles and books I didn't know about (a few of which may actually be findable), and on the other hand, I'm struck by how much that Sion told me 25 years ago still stands.
Since we Scadians (except for Mara) tend to ignore the theatrical aspect of dance, it's good to be reminded that dance in period wasn't just a social act, it was a political act. The observation that contemporary descriptions of masques tend to focus much more on things like who danced what roles, who *wasn't* asked to dance, who spent how much money, etc., than on what was actually danced, was a real eye-opener. I started thinking anew about the role of spectacle in the SCA. How do *we* use entertainment to affirm group values and support the power structure? There's a dissertation for someone in there.
From: Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com>
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Sent: Mon, April 12, 2010 8:38:53 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Dance] [sca-dance] NEW - Alternate source for ECD
Allow me to be the first to say that I didn't read the book :-)
On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 01:42:08PM -0800, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> I'm in.
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 02:36:02PM -0600, Charlene Charette wrote:
> > A dance book club? I'm game. Anyone else?
> > --Perronnelle
> > On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 6:29 AM, Mary Railing <mrailing2 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > I, too, bought a copy and haven't read it. Maybe we should resolve to read it this month and talk about it here.
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