Caribfunk Technique: A New Feminist/Womanist Futuristic Technology in Black Dance Studies in Higher Education
This chapter engages in storytelling/narrative to raise questions concerning the place of the black (female) body in society. Informed by her growing up in the Bahamas, a former British colony, A’Keitha Carey established CaribFunk™: a fusion dance technology that incorporates traditional and social Afro-Caribbean, classical ballet, modern, and fitness elements. She developed this technique as one that identifies that the body is a site of knowledge, illuminating the transformative performances of the pelvis. She discusses the exclusion of Afro-Diasporic movements and aesthetics in dance curriculum and the future of dance studies using a Black feminist lens.
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