Decolonizing the Curriculum? Unsettling possibilities for performance training

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  • Janet O'Shea (University of California – UCLA, Los Angeles, United States of America) University of California – UCLA, Los Angeles, United States of America

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Decolonization. World Dance. Neoliberalism. Casualization of Labor. Precarity

Resumo

TThis essay problematizes the term ‘decolonization’ as applied to university dance and performance curricula. It does so via Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang’s (2012) argument that colonization is rooted in a worldview that positions beings as exploitable things. Addressing efforts to foster diversity within studio training, choreography, and scholarship, the casualization of labor within university departments is also examined. The essay considers the structure of the university as both a colonial and corporate entity, signaling its relationship to the precarity of neoliberalism. The paper concludes by suggesting that arts and humanities scholarship and teaching create opportunities for alternate ways of living and interacting beyond neoliberal, neocolonial paradigms. 

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Biografia do Autor

Janet O'Shea (University of California – UCLA, Los Angeles, United States of America), University of California – UCLA, Los Angeles, United States of America

Janet O’Shea is author of At Home in the World: Bharata Natyam on the Global Stage and Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training. She is Professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. 

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Publicado

2018-10-21

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O’Shea (University of California – UCLA, Los Angeles, United States of America), J. (2018). Decolonizing the Curriculum? Unsettling possibilities for performance training. Revista Brasileira De Estudos Da Presença, 8(4), 750–762. Recuperado de https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/presenca/article/view/78871

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Poéticas e Pedagogias Decoloniais