To dance … a dictionary definition …
1. to move one’s feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, especially to the accompaniment of music.
2. to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly.
3. to bob up and down
‘Dance Journalism’ as activist performance? Have a look at this –
Dance finds a space within a heavily policed environment for protest … an extraordinary collaboration between dance and journalism.
Here’s a quote from the report on the link –
“As dancers we were protesting the illegal, indeterminate policy of mandatory detention of refugees. As journalists we were protesting the media blackout at the centre. Obviously, the suppression of dance and journalism is nothing in comparison to the human rights being denied everyday in Australian detention centres. The abuses of mandatory detention have been overwhelmingly documented by UNHCR and other human rights observers. The suppression of contact with the refugees and media access to the centre only further confirms that the Government has reasons to be hiding the nature of mandatory detention”.
And from Hydrapoeisis –
“Via Dance Journalism, we will dedicate our abstraction to shedding light on important political or cultural phenomena. We will do this by performing dance at revealing sites accompanied by journalists who will present fact-based reports to camera alongside our site-specific work”.