Waikato Journal of Education
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Markula, P. (2015). Dancing within postmodernism. Waikato Journal of Education, 20(3). https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v20i3.220


We're in a dark classroom quietly watching Aborigines dance in an exotic Australian night. They move in brilliant patterns: sudden high jumps of energy, trancing rhythms of instruments we've never seen, constantly stomping feet, twisting torsos. We see these moves transferred to a Western dance stage by a Dutch ballet company. Suddenly we don't like it. The dance has lost something; as if the electrical stage lights have destroyed the exotic feeling of stomping feet. The dance has become too sterile'”it seems pointless.

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