By Karen Vedel, Petri Hoppu

ISBN-10: 1409470016

ISBN-13: 9781409470014

Dance has been hooked up to the practices and ideologies that experience formed notions of a Nordic quarter for greater than a century and it's ingrained into the tradition and society of the area. This e-book investigates various dance phenomena that experience both engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness. seeking to the movement of dancers and dance kinds among diversified destinations, agencies and networks of people, its authors speak about social dancing, in addition to ancient techniques linked to collaborations in folks dance and theatre dance. they give thought to how similarities and variations among the Nordic nations can be discerned, for example in styles of reception on the arrival of dance types from outdoor the Nordic international locations - and vice versa, how dance from the Nordic nations is obtained in different components of the area, as visible for instance within the Nordic Cool competition on the Kennedy Centre in 2013. The publication opens an extraordinary window into Nordic tradition obvious throughout the prism of dance. whereas it offers the reader new insights into the severe position of dance within the formation and imagining of a quarter, it additionally increases questions on the interaction among dance practices and politics.

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4 In retrospect it is apparent that rock ’n’ roll signified important changes in the production and consumption of both music and film. From a musicological perspective, rock ’n’ roll has been highlighted as the first distinctive ‘youth music’ – an early example of a style-based youth culture that has given rise to many subsequent derivatives. 5 Rock Around the Clock gave a highly fictionalised account of how rock ’n’ roll was discovered, and it was later stressed that the film was shot over a short period of time in order to capitalise on the popularity of Bill Haley’s multimillion2 The limitation of my discourse analysis to Sweden, Norway and Denmark is due partly to the comparative analysis in Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab and partly to my understanding of the similar Scandinavian languages.

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17 Andersson, p. 175 (my translation). 18 Only one considerable difference undermining the commonality of the Nordic rock ’n’ roll riots is revealed in ‘the comparison of prosecutions in the Scandinavian countries. 20 In the context of this chapter, the focus is now directed at the way in which the delinquent behaviour of the Nordic youth was connected to rock ’n’ roll dancing within the discourse of the Scandinavian press. 21 From Bjerrum’s analysis, it is apparent that rock ’n’ roll was wildly debated in Denmark at two periods of time: the first being September–October 1956 and the second in connection with the premiere of Rock Around the Clock in August 1957.

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