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Negotiating boundaries in Irish step-dance performance practice: Colin Dunne and piano one (i)

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posted on 2015-02-17, 13:43 authored by Catherine E. Foley
The cultural construction of Irish step dance embodies diverse performative meanings: meanings which are shared by different communities of step dancers. From informal, improvisatory performances to formal, stylised and highly structured performances, step dance adapts, is adapted and appropriated to give meaning and kinaesthetic expression to both the individual step dancer and the group within these diverse dance communities. In this paper I look at notions of conceptual and aesthetic boundaries in Irish competitive step dance and at how step dancers attempt at negotiating these boundaries.

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Inbhear: Journal of Irish Music and Dance;1 (1)

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Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

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non-peer-reviewed

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English

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