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Choreographing Difference: The (Body) Politics of Banaban Dance

Teaiwa, Katerina


This article discusses Banaban choreography as an expression of historical and postcolonial identities and, more specifically, relations between Banabans and I-Kiribati in terms of what I understand as the Banaban production of difference through dance. This process is shaped by a strategic approach to representing and reconstructing the past and kinship. I explore some of the tensions around history, kinship, and performance that resulted from the impact of phosphate mining and eventual...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The Contemporary Pacific
DOI: 10.1353/cp.2012.0006


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