MA Dance Anthropology
Postgraduate Diploma Dance Anthropology, subject to doctoral application
Dance anthropology, dance ethnology, and ethnochoreology are part of an established field of research, which investigates the place of dance within its socio-cultural setting from the perspectives of those participating in it, whether as dancers, dance–makers, teachers or audience and yet this is the first postgraduate academic programme in the UK that specifically trains dance anthropologists.
The MA/PGDip Dance Anthropology situates dance practices within global and post-colonial contexts and offers a cross-cultural perspective to dance. It explores the social construction of dance cultures emphasising some of the different conceptualisations of dance generally and of the dancing body particularly looking at the implications they may have within transnational contexts.
Dance and dance classifications as social constructs
Fieldwork as a key investigative tool for dance anthropology
Dance as a transnational commodity
Dance, globalisation and the "multicultural" debate (crossculturalism, transculturalism, interculturalism)
Issues of authenticity in dance
Using dance to re-invent the past.
Dance, identity, and ethnicity
Practice as a research tool in dance anthropology
Dance as ‘airport art’
Area studies (Australian Aboriginal Dance, South Asian Dance, Western Theatre dance)