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Manariwa: A Filipina Perspective on Indigenous Contemporary Dance.

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Title:Manariwa: A Filipina Perspective on Indigenous Contemporary Dance.
Authors:Pasion, Toni M.
Contributors:Dance (department)
Keywords:Toni Pasion
Date Issued:May 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:This thesis is an auto-ethnography utilizing dance, performance, and practice-as-research as cognitive methodologies to document indigenous contemporary dance from a Filipina perspective. There are three main segments of analysis: 1) my participation as
a dancer in three indigenous contemporary dance projects that took place on Mannahatta/Manhattan, Guåhan/Guam, and Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi; 2) conducting a survey of dance in Antipolo, Manila, Nabua, Baguio, and Laoag, Philippines; and 3) producing a dance performance on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi entitled Manariwa. All of these events show how dance and performance are utilized to cultivate inter-cultural collaboration and community gathering. Impetuses of this thesis are to critically inquire Philippine cultural identity, cultivate indigenous relationships, and strategize how dance can be conducted as healing and as a method of cultural innovation. To do this, I question in each segment:
How does place inform choreo-graphy?
How do dance and performance help build communities and sustain cultures?
Description:M.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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