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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 5, No. 1, pp.1-11
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Apr 2021
Received 28 Feb 2021 Revised 26 Mar 2021 Accepted 20 Apr 2021

Interculturalism in Contemporary Dance Witnessed through Masurca Fogo
Hyun-Jung Park*
Korea National University of Arts, Republic of Korea, Adjunct Professor

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This study aims to interpret interculturalism and find its meaning through the World Cities choreographed by Pina Bausch among contemporary dance works. This study analyzed Masurca Fogo, which was performed in Germany in 2018 among the World Cities. In order to achieve the purpose of this study, the primary and secondary data on Masurca Fogo were analyzed using literature research. The following results were derived by dividing into choreography process, dancers, and movements. The analysis results are as follows. First, the choreographer encountered racial and cultural diversity through activities in the United States and Germany, and tried to find an alternative to coexistence, based on a deep understanding of the life, culture, and languages of different countries. Second, a choreographer and dancers could exchange different cultural backgrounds and communicate freely through understanding and respect for each other’s cultures. Third, when organizing the work, they chose to use the daily lives of people in each country as independent episodes or they broke up the boundaries between reality and the stage by using video.

Keywords: Multiculturalism, Contemporary dance, World Cities, Masurca Fogo, Cultural diversity


This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2019S1A5B5A07094306)

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