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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
Indigenous
Contemporary
Dance
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.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62294
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Appears in Collections: M.A. - Dance


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