Capturing kontredans: the transnational exposure of a Haitian dance form

@article{Minn2020CapturingKT,
  title={Capturing kontredans: the transnational exposure of a Haitian dance form},
  author={P. Minn},
  journal={Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={15},
  pages={347 - 367}
}
  • P. Minn
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies
ABSTRACT In the rural Haitian community of Ti Rivyè, dancers and musicians perform kontredans, a dance based on 18th-century European social dances and strongly influenced by African musical sensibilities and movement vocabulary. Those who perform it today are the descendants of enslaved persons who overthrew their colonial masters in an unprecedented revolutionary war. This article presents a specific kontredans and accompanies a documentary film that intends to increase the dance’s visibility… Expand