By Naomi Jackson, Toni Shapiro-Phim
Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in movement provides a wide-ranging compilation of essays, spanning greater than 15 nations. equipped in 4 components, the articles study the legislation and exploitation of dancers and dance job by means of executive and authoritative teams, together with abusive therapy of dancers in the dance occupation; choreography related to human rights as a crucial subject matter; the engagement of dance as a way of therapeutic sufferers of human rights abuses; and nationwide and native social/political routine within which dance performs a strong position in supporting humans struggle oppression. those groundbreaking papers? either distinct scholarship and riveting own money owed? surround a huge spectrum of matters, from slavery and the Holocaust to the Bosnian and Rwandan genocides to the Israeli-Palestinian clash; from First modification instances and the A.I.D.S. epidemic to discrimination because of age, gender, race, and incapacity. quite a number lecturers, choreographers, dancers, and dance/movement therapists draw connections among refugee camp, court, theater, practice session studio, and college school room.
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The motives of the dance artists to close ranks with Nazism were racism and hatred of anything different from themselves, opportunism, and true conviction. They stemmed from personal choices and deeply ingrained belief systems; they had to do with upbringing, education—or the lack of it—snobbism, arrogance, fanaticism, meanness, cowardice or other characteristics; but also with historic experience and a socialization that incorporated and relied on a quasi-religious faith, the principles at the core of their idea of art as a surrogate religion.
Hence we can evaluate the behavior of the individual dancers as social beings, judge them by their actions, and accuse them of infringing civil rights— though they would hardly adhere to such a concept. Within this context, we can judge the individual; but we cannot discuss dance as collective activity in relation to human rights, we cannot discuss a group of modern dancers, all following a similar set of convictions, and the distinction between individual rights and corporate responsibilities without changing our paradigms (by accepting the limits of enlightened thought, for instance, with all its subsequent implications) and setting up a different historical and legal perspective.
But it proved to be one of the worst offenders in the 1930s and 1940s. This sense of witnessing a world falling apart and having to do something about it prompted Eleanor Roosevelt to become one of the advocates in the fight for the protection of human rights. Her commitment to a fairer world was, in fact, an important moment in the beginning of a political course that would recognize that human life needed to be guarded; that it needed to be defended from other human beings who had assaulted those elementary rights.
Dance, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion by Naomi Jackson, Toni Shapiro-Phim