Dance Consumerism and Spirituality

Sheroamsacross disciplinesto showtheintricate relationships between dance—conceivedin multiple ways—spirituality, and consumption.She helps us understand why dancing can be so fun— and so meaningful—at thesame time.

Author: C. Walter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137460332

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Dance has proliferated in movies, television, Internet, and retail spaces while the spiritual power of dance has also been linked with mass consumption. Walter marries the cultural studies of dance and the religious aspects of dance in an exploration of consumption rituals, including rituals of being persuaded to buy products that include dance.

Dance Consumerism and Spirituality

Walter marries the cultural studies of dance and the religious aspects of dance in an exploration of consumption rituals, including rituals of being persuaded to buy products that include dance.

Author: C. Walter

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1349499234

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Dance has proliferated in movies, television, Internet, and retail spaces while the spiritual power of dance has also been linked with mass consumption. Walter marries the cultural studies of dance and the religious aspects of dance in an exploration of consumption rituals, including rituals of being persuaded to buy products that include dance.

Dance Consumerism and Spirituality

Walter marries the cultural studies of dance and the religious aspects of dance in an exploration of consumption rituals, including rituals of being persuaded to buy products that include dance.

Author: C. S. Walter

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 113746352X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Over the past few decades, dance has proliferated in movies, television, the Internet, and retail spaces while the inherent spiritual power associated with dance has also been linked with mass consumption. In this book, Walter marries the cultural studies of dance and the religious aspects of dance in an exploration of consumption rituals, including rituals of being persuaded to buy products that include dance. Beyond interpreting bodies in a positivist frame, she shows how people derive mystical awareness and connection through consumption of dance, dance products, and products purposely connected to dance.

Dance Somatics and Spiritualities

a spiritual practice on dance learning and performance. ... advocate active engagement with the environment and society whilst, at the same time, resisting the secularization brought about by, for example, technology and consumerism.

Author: Amanda Williamson

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783202904

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 526

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This anthology negotiates the influential, yet silent educational presence of spiritualities within the field of somatic movement dance education internationally. The expressive and integral nature of spiritual experience remains academically undefined and peripheral to our understanding of creative practice. Lack of theoretical rigour, as well as a lack of a substantive definitional and methodological competency, has resulted in spirituality being marginalised. To date, important questions about how diverse spiritualities shape professional practice in the somatic movement and dance arts remain unanswered. This cutting-edge collection fills that void, providing greater creative and discursive clarity.

Electronica Dance and Club Music

ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC CULTURE AND RELIGION 23 PUSH, and M. SILCOTT. 2000. ... Energy flash: A journey through rave music and dance culture. ... Scoring Ecstasy: MDMA, consumerism and spirituality in the early fiction of Irvine Welsh.

Author: MarkJ. Butler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351568548

Category: Music

Page: 568

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Discos, clubs and raves have been focal points for the development of new and distinctive musical and cultural practices over the past four decades. This volume presents the rich array of scholarship that has sprung up in response. Cutting-edge perspectives from a broad range of academic disciplines reveal the complex questions provoked by this musical tradition. Issues considered include aesthetics; agency; 'the body' in dance, movement, and space; composition; identity (including gender, sexuality, race, and other constructs); musical design; place; pleasure; policing and moral panics; production techniques such as sampling; spirituality and religion; sub-cultural affiliations and distinctions; and technology. The essays are contributed by an international group of scholars and cover a geographically and culturally diverse array of musical scenes.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies

Purkayastha, P. (2014), Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalism, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Thomas, H. (2013), The Body and Everyday Life, New York: Routledge. Walter, C. S. (2014), Dance, Spirituality, and Consumerism, ...

Author: Sherril Dodds

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350024472

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies brings together leading international dance scholars in this single collection to provide a vivid picture of the state of contemporary dance research. The book commences with an introduction that privileges dancing as both a site of knowledge formation and a methodological approach, followed by a provocative overview of the methods and problems that dance studies currently faces as an established disciplinary field. The volume contains eleven core chapters that each map out a specific area of inquiry: Dance Pedagogy, Practice-As-Research, Dance and Politics, Dance and Identity, Dance Science, Screendance, Dance Ethnography, Popular Dance, Dance History, Dance and Philosophy, and Digital Dance. Although these sub-disciplinary domains do not fully capture the dynamic ways in which dance scholars work across multiple positions and perspectives, they reflect the major interests and innovations around which dance studies has organized its teaching and research. Therefore each author speaks to the labels, methods, issues and histories of each given category, while also exemplifying this scholarship in action. The dances under investigation range from experimental conceptual concert dance through to underground street dance practices, and the geographic reach encompasses dance-making from Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia. The book ends with a chapter that looks ahead to new directions in dance scholarship, in addition to an annotated bibliography and list of key concepts. The volume is an essential guide for students and scholars interested in the creative and critical approaches that dance studies can offer.

Creative Spirituality

... as artistic inspiration, 14, 31, 118, 162–63; Catholicism and, 163; dance compared to reading of, 180–81; in prayer, 161; study of, 27, 117, 126, I42, 156–57 Biddle, Ann, Io'7–11, 29In 1; on art as service, 136–37; on consumerism ...

Author: Robert Wuthnow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239166

Category: Art

Page: 322

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Exploring the relationship between the spiritual and the sacred, the author of Growing Up Religious reveals the spiritual insights of Broadway performers, gospel singers, jazz musicians, poets, painters, weavers, and dancers.

Sacred Dance Meditations

June 24 : Consumption Transformation SACRED DANCE Notice how you feel today and if you feel out of balance from any recent ... These days , when we encounter someone with a unique daily spiritual Practice , we may judge that person or ...

Author: Carla Stalling Walter

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623174828

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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Achieve balance, connect to Spirit, and tap into the sacred power of dance with 365 daily movement meditations. Throughout human history, people all over the world have recognized dance as an age-old yet timeless connection to Spirit. In celebration, to mark moments of change, and in times of despair, dance has been used to seek the Divine, connect with the Earth, and call into being the sacred energy we each possess within ourselves. In Sacred Dance Meditations, Carla Walter, PhD, offers readers 365 dances--one for every day--rooted in traditions from around the globe. From Polynesia to Peru, each dance is different in origin and technique but connected in common purpose: as sacred conduits for hope, love, connection, community, and spirituality. Walter provides a theme each new day, drawn from mystical and spiritual principles that originate from pre-colonial religious traditions. Descriptions, video links, accessibility modifications, and invitations for deeper reflection allow the reader to engage their Spirit fully with the sacred power of dance, carrying it in their heart as they move throughout each day. Readers who want a more active style of meditative practice will discover powerful regenerative healing and a new way to awaken. Broken up day by day and month by month, Sacred Dance Meditations makes it simple and gratifying to practice each day's dance and fulfill its intended theme. Readers can begin at any "point of entry" section, and work their way throughout the year with a time commitment of just ten to twenty minutes a day. Importantly, each dance is designed to supplement any existing (or non-existent) religious or spiritual practice, allowing all to tap into the Divine through the spirit of dance.

The Story of Christian Spirituality

Many African churches now feel free to praise God in dance , at least during the offering . ... Consumerism is perhaps the most important obstacle to growth in spirit and television is a major instrument of consumerist views .

Author: Gordon Mursell

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745936415

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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The Christian faith has had a phenomenal impact on the development of the western world. This beautifully illustrated introduction to Christian spirituality through the centuries covers all the major traditions--East and West, Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, with special articles on key spiritual concepts, practices, and movements that continue to influence the way people all over the world live their lives in response to God. It also includes information on people and movements from outside the Church that have influenced Christian life and thought throughout 2,000 years. Also included are extracts from more than 100 of the greatest Christian spiritual writings--from the Gospels through the early Church Fathers, the saints and mystics, the reformers, and modern spiritual writers such as Scott Peck and C. S. Lewis.

Spirituality Diversion and Decadence

Clement's rationale for spiritual discipline : author's opening comments on , 33 ; author's concluding remarks on ... 115-116 Conflict , and Uncertainty , 266-267 Confucianism , 175 Conservation law , 57 Consumption and consumerism ...

Author: Peter Higbie Van Ness

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791412059

Category: Religion

Page: 364

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This book presents a philosophical rethinking of the meaning and nature of spiritual discipline. It offers a new way of describing and justifying practices like praying, meditating, fasting, and yoga, and it provides an innovative case for their contemporary importance. Spiritual discipline is especially effective at combatting Pascalian diversion, the pursuit of activities that occupy the mind just enough to avoid thinking about important things; and Nietzschean decadence, the proclivity for extirpating instinctive drives instead of satisfying or sublimating them. In addition to overcoming diversion and decadence in contemporary consumerist culture, VanNess recommends spiritual discipline as a means of political resistance to powerful institutions which seek to exercise social control in democratic societies by promulgating addictive patterns of consumption. Finally, he argues that regimens of spiritual discipline can serve healthful and liberating purposes, and generally promote fullness of life, only insofar as they are shaped by an ethos of intellectual criticism and aesthetic experimentation.