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Conclusion

Conclusion

Dance in the Margins, Dance in the Center

Chapter:
(p.277) Conclusion
Source:
Strange Footing
Author(s):
Seeta Chaganti
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226548180.003.0008

In reenacting medieval dance and medieval poetic form, I have sought, in part, to interrogate some conventional assumptions about the cultural work hat dance can perform. Ballet-based concert dance is sometimes thought, in Jennifer Homans’s terms, to have “shrunk into a recondite world of hyperspecialists and balletomanes. … [M]ost people today do not feel they ‘know enough’ to judge a dance.”...

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