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Teaching Personality With Gracefulness: The Transmission of Japanese Cultural Values Through Japanese Dance Theatre (Paperback)

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Description


This book includes both a description and a discussion of the methods used by Kanriye Fujima, a member of the Fujima school of Japan, to teach Nihon Buyon to primarily Japanese-Americans. Sellers-Young discusses Fujima's life as a teacher in three Pacific Northwest communities, providing an explanation of her teaching processes and contexts of performances. Incorporating the themes and images associated with the pieces, Sellers-Young discusses Fujima's vital role in the maintenance of specific Japanese cultural values. Contents: Preface; Becoming a Student; Kanriye Fujima's Life and Traditional Japanese Dance Theatre; The Movement and Its Aesthetic Base; The Students; The Studio: The Process of Teaching; The Performance Elements; Contexts of Performance; Nihon Buyo: From Japan to the Pacific Northwest; Appendices: The Dances and Program Notes of Fujinami-Kai; The Ten Most Taught Dances in Each Age Category; References; List of Illustrations; Tables and Charts.

About the Author


Barbara Sellers-Young is Assistant Professor of Dramatic Art at the University of California-Davis.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780819190154
ISBN-10: 0819190152
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication Date: August 11th, 1993
Pages: 238
Language: English