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Making the old, new again: reclaiming performance as revitalization in the Pacific

Koya, Cresantia F. (2017) Making the old, new again: reclaiming performance as revitalization in the Pacific. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    The premise on which this presentation sits is that of the deep seated racism that underpins all discourse on all things indigenous in the Pacific. We all know that Colonialism, Christianity and Education have ingrained a politic of shame – shifting power away from the cultural, spiritually significant ways of being and doing to dominant mainstream paradigms. This subversion of power and destabilization of cultural foundations has seen a denigration of expression except where deemed appropriate by imposed western standards of acceptability or excellence. And likewise of course, all accompanying pedagogies. Bringing together the works of the late Allan Alo (dance), Igelese Ete (music) and my own creative practice (poetry), this presentation explores a collective, niu pedagogy of practice premised on indigenous ideas about creative processes and knowledge creation.

    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies
    Depositing User: Cresantia Koya-Vakauta
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 12:11
    Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 12:11

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