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Between Modern Dance and Intercultural Performance: The Multiple Truths of the Bird Belly Princess
Strohschein, Heather Anne

2007, Master of Music (MM), Bowling Green State University, Music Ethnomusicology.
This thesis examines the stance of cultural appropriation in relation to modern dance, music, and intercultural performance. The focus of the examination is At Last, The Tale of the Bird Belly Princess, Tien-Savi-Tsuru-Chak, a production directed and choreographed by Professor Tammyan Starr, a dance instructor at Bowling Green State University, that incorporated elements of Korean and Balinese music and dance. I begin by situating this production within the history of modern dance and the ideology of intercultural performance. I then consider the continuum created by the Romantic individualist and essentialist poles. Ideas of authenticity, identity, and appropriation are examined in light of these two ideologies. Close analysis of the non-Western costuming, props, music and dance used in Bird Belly Princess provides the opportunity for the application of the aforementioned ideas to a specific work. Multiple perspectives on the purpose and perception of Bird Belly Princess are also taken into account.
David Harnish (Advisor)
105 p.

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