Chinook Winds: Aboriginal Dance Project by Heather EltonChinook Winds: Aboriginal Dance Project by Heather Elton

Chinook Winds: Aboriginal Dance Project

EditorHeather Elton

Paperback | October 1, 1998

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Chinook Winds captures the exciting fusion of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal dance styles. Using interviews, memoirs, poetry and personal essays, the book documents the first groundbreaking dance piece from the Aboriginal Dance Project in 1996-a partnership between the Aboriginal Film and Video Art Alliance and The Banff Centre. Chinook Winds is Co-produced with 7th Generation Books.
Elton Heather is a full-time yoga teacher and has worked as a freelance writer/editor/photographer. She has written extensively on dance and contemporary art. Heather was a travel writer for Rough Guides and Fodor's, and her articles have been published in a number of international magazines. She was the editor of Dance Connection, Can...
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Title:Chinook Winds: Aboriginal Dance ProjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Banff Centre PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:189692302X

ISBN - 13:9781896923024

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In 1921, the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs circulated instructions to the federal bureaucracy to "use your utmost endeavors to dissuade the Indians from excessive indulgence in the practice of dancing." Chinook Winds celebrates a culture resurfacing from a period when aboriginal people could be jailed simply for dancing by mapping the journey undertaken by the Aboriginal Dance Project at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1996. This illustrated book follows the 12 dancers and seven instructors who worked under the direction of choreographer Alejandro Ronceria to create groundbreaking new dance works, merging cultural history with current issues and pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance.