Questions of gender and power in professional dance in Vietnam: A Western choreographer’s perspective
Stock, Cheryl F. (1998) Questions of gender and power in professional dance in Vietnam: A Western choreographer’s perspective. Brolga, pp. 7-21.
As a female choreographer who has been working with dance artists in Hanoi since 1988 over nine cultural exchange projects, I have become fascinated by differences in artistic practice and aesthetics, and how that might relate to gender roles within the profession. The paper begins with a brief history of dance in Vietnam followed by a snapshot of current major dance organisations, and continues with an analysis of my experiences with Nha Hat Nhac Vu Kich Viet Nam (the Dance Theatre of Vietnam). As there is almost no literature on Vietnamese dance, observations necessarily come from primary sources, in particular from my own experiences of working intensively with the same group of dancers over a number of years. The paper explores gender and power relations within the workplace, gender roles in performance, non-performance opportunities for women including promotion and seniority, and documents a work I created for the women in the company. The paper concludes with observations on broader ramifications reflected in the particular situation examined.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||See journal web page for more information (link above).|
|Keywords:||dance, gender roles, Vietnam|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Dance (190403)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1998 Australian Dance Council|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||26 Aug 2004|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2012 19:44|
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