James Mweu and Kunja Dance Theatre: Contemporary Dance as African Cultural Production
This article argues that contemporary dance in Africa should be considered to be a form of African cultural production rather an imported Euro-American practice on the basis that it has been adopted by choreographers in Africa as a means of expressing their cultural citizenship in relation to their countries and the continent. They consider contemporary dance to be a transnational cultural practice which is feed by roots in many geographical places. James Mweu a Kenyan choreographer trained in Kenya is discussed as a case study.
Citation : Adewole, F (2018) James Mweu and Kunja Dance Theatre: Contemporary Dance as African Cultural Production. In: Hutchinson, Y. and Okoye, C. (Eds.) African Theatre: 17, Oxford: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN : 9781847011862
Research Group : Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Dance (CIRID)
Research Institute : Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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