Narratives in Black British Dance

Embodied Practices

  • Adesola Akinleye

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-296

About this book


This book explores Black British dance from a number of previously-untold perspectives. Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, it looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. It challenges the presumption that Blackness, Britishness or dance are monolithic entities, instead arguing that all three are living networks created by rich histories, diverse faces and infinite future possibilities. Through a variety of critical and creative essays, this book suggests a widening of our conceptions of what Black British dance looks like, where it appears, and who is involved in its creation.


Postcolonial Black British Dance Race Ethnicity Identity Performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Adesola Akinleye
    • 1
  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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