[Blueboard] Chinese Studies Program Lecture Series - today, 28 September 2012

chinese at admu.edu.ph chinese at admu.edu.ph
Fri Sep 28 09:33:41 PHT 2012


The Chinese Studies Program
and School of Social Sciences
through the Research Cluster on Culture, Memory and Nation-building

cordially invites you to a lecture and performance
by Ms. Clarissa Mijares


HIDDEN MICKEYS: REFLECTING ON FILIPINO IDENTITY IN DANCE MOVEMENT?
A  COMPARISON OF HONG KONG AND FILIPINO DANCERS IN DISNEYLAND


on Friday, 28 September 2012
at 4:30-5:30PM
at the Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Social Sciences Building

ABSTRACT:
Movement is a repository of cultural knowledge and values and can be  
used to foster better understanding of identities. Using the  
symbolic-interactionist perspective, this study presents the insights  
and interpretations from Filipino dancers of their bodily actions and  
gestures during dance performance. The performances of Filipinos in  
dance performances in Hong Kong Disneyland were reviewed and analyzed  
as a means of representation and embodiment of a Filipino habitus.   
The Filipino dancers? performances illustrate that they are able to  
negotiate their Filipino-ness even within the context of  
highly-structured dance choreography and environment of Disneyland.  
Described in this paper are the unique characteristics of Filipino  
dancers in performance and as employees of a particular organization.  
The observed movement sequences show the nuances and differences  
between the performances of Filipino and Chinese dancers doing the  
same set choreography. These differences consequently lead to the  
construction of an identity of Filipino dancers in Hong Kong  
Disneyland in movement in dance. Data were gathered through fieldwork  
in Hong Kong Disneyland from July 2010 to March 2011.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Clarissa Mijares is a faculty member of the Department of Sociology  
and Anthropology. Her research focuses on dance and its practice in  
the Philippines. Her works have been featured in the Philippine dance  
magazine Runthru and in World Dance Alliance publications. She is  
still a practicing dance artist and is currently the moderator of the  
organization Company of Ateneo Dancers.

RSVP:
chinese at admu.edu.ph/426-6001 locals 5208, 5288 (Ritch/Manilyn)
acas at admu.edu.ph/426-6001 locals 5285/5286 (Rea)


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LECTURE SERIES in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Chinese  
Studies Program
Sponsored by the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for  
Chinese Studies
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Chinese Studies Program
School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
Room 200, 2/F, Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108,Philippines
Phone (632) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209
Fax   (632) 929-5397; 926-5118
Email <chinese at admu.edu.ph>

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