A Taste of Honey: Choreographing Mulatta in the Hollywood dance film
Blanco Borelli, M (2009) A Taste of Honey: Choreographing Mulatta in the Hollywood dance film International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 5 (2&3). p. 141.
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This article examines the filmic representations of the mulatta body in the films Sparkle (1976), Flashdance (1983) and Honey (2003). More specifically, this article seeks to unravel how the Hollywood filmic apparatus engages with signifiers of raced sexuality and hierarchies of dance styles to enforce and reify mythic narratives about dance, dancing raced bodies and dance-making. By establishing a genealogy of the mulatta body in a US context through dance and/or performance films, these juxtapositions illustrate how the mulatta subject develops from a tragic figure (in Sparkle) to an independent and self-reliant one (in Honey). Critical dance studies provide the analytical framework by allowing a focus on particular choreographed and ‘improvised’ dance sequences performed by each film's respective mulatta protagonist
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre|
|Identification Number :||10.1386/padm.5.2-3.141/1|
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|Additional Information :||This is an electronic version of an article published in Blanco Borelli M. (2009). A Taste of Honey: Choreographing Mulatta in the Hollywood dance film. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media 5(2&3):141-141. Available online at http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=8996/|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||26 Apr 2012 12:17|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2013 19:16|
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