Dancing Across the Diaspora

Sep 18th, 2013

Ellen Waterman

Dr. Kristin Harris Walsh
Dancing Across the Diaspora

Dr. Kristin Harris Walsh, Project Coordinator at MMaP, has received (with collaborators Dr. Sherry Johnson, York, and Dr. Heather Sparling, Cape Breton) a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (IDG) for her project, “Dancing Across the Diaspora: Style, Context and Practice of Three Canadian Step Dance Styles.” The project is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary investigation into the contemporary and antecedent manifestations of three distinct but interrelated percussive dance forms in Canada (Newfoundland-Ireland, Ontario-England, Cape Breton-Scotland) that will collect, document and analyze these three dance forms through the shifting lens of tradition and heritage, as well as the interrelationship between these dance styles and their accompanying music.


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