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Title: Mark out! : constructing and disciplining presentations of gender through dance
Authors: Foong, Timothy Jia Le
Koh, Jeremy Wei Xiang
Lim, Calisa Shu Qi
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Foong, T. J. L., Koh, J. W. X. & Lim, C. S. Q. (2021). Mark out! : constructing and disciplining presentations of gender through dance. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: HSb20_45
Abstract: The learning and doing of dance is rooted in larger social-cultural contexts and performance of gender. In Singapore, understandings of masculinity and femininity are based on traditional gender norms. To better understand the relationship between dance and gender in Singapore, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 professional dancers who have diverse backgrounds and experiences in the commercial industry. 3 major themes highlighting the role of dance in the presentation of gender were identified: (1) Gendering Genres, (2) Learning and Teaching Dance and (3) The Commercial Industry. Findings suggest that while there are different ways of expressing masculinities and femininities, traditional gender norms appear to pervade the different gendering processes in the learning, teaching and working as dancers. This paper contributes to the dance and gender scholarship and provides novel insights into the Singapore dance industry.
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