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By Stavros Stavrou Karayanni

all through centuries of eu colonial domination, the our bodies of center japanese dancers, female and male, circulate sumptuously and seductively around the pages of Western trip journals, evoking hope and derision, admiration and disdain, attract and revulsion. This profound ambivalence varieties the axis of an research into center jap dance—an research that extends to modern abdominal dance.

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni, via ancient research, theoretical research, and private mirrored image, explores how center jap dance actively engages race, intercourse, and nationwide identification. shut readings of colonial go back and forth narratives, an exam of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, and analyses of treatises approximately Greek dance, display the problematic ways that this arguable dance has been formed through Eurocentric types that outline and keep an eye on id functionality.

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