Scholarly Essays

Gain historical and contemporary insight into First Nations Dances in Canada. Noted Scholars speak to and about dance in various contexts. These articles provide a lens on Native Dance for the first time anywhere.

“Bones: An Aboriginal Dance Opera”

By Sadie Buck Interview by Elma Miller

A guide to the opera “Bones” and interview with the creative force behind it, Sadie Buck.

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Iglulik Inuit Drum Dance

By Paula Conlon

An exploration of Traditional Inuit Dance.

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The Notation of Native American Dance

By Mary Channen Caldwell

The Notation of Native American Dance: Systems of Dance Transcription and the Work of Gertrude P. Kurath

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