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By Susan C. Cook, Sherril Dodds

From the ragtime one-step of the early 20th century to the modern practices of teenybopper membership cultures, well known dance and song are inextricably associated. This assortment finds the intimate connections among the corporeal and the sonic within the production, transmission and reception of well known dance and song, that's imagined right here as 'bodies of sound'. the quantity provokes a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary dialog that incorporates scholarship from Asia, Europe and the U.S., which explores issues from the 19th century via to the current day and engages with practices at neighborhood, nationwide and transnational levels.In half I: developing the preferred, the authors discover how different types of renowned tune and dance are built and de-stabilized, and their proclivity to acceptable and re-imagine cultural kinds and meanings. partially II: Authenticity, Revival and Reinvention, the authors study how renowned kinds produce and control identities and meanings via their charm to and departure from cultural traditions. partly III: (Re)Framing worth, the authors interrogate how values are inscribed, silenced, rearticulated and capitalized via well known song and dance. And partially IV: Politics of the preferred, the authors learn the preferred as a website of political negotiation and transformation.

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The cancan operates within a global political economy of desire for the popular past, in which modernity’s popular cultural sites of resistance are recirculated and consumed as a means of postmodern identity construction. htm [Accessed 25 May 2004]. 57 Luhrmann cited in Andrew, Baz Luhrmann. 58 Pam Cook, ‘Transnational Utopias: Baz Luhrmann and Australian Cinema’, Transnational Cinemas, 1/1, January (2010): pp. 23-36. 59 Sandars, ‘Highly Hybridic’. 60 Ibid. 62 The ‘popular’ status of Moulin Rouge!

18 Brocken, The British Folk Revival, p. 89. 19 Brocken, The British Folk Revival. 20 Sweers, Electric Folk, p. 21. 21 Whereas the new mass culture was deemed formulaic and manipulative, the folk tradition acted as a cultural repository of authenticity and truth. A further split between the two arises from their perceived relationship to the economy. While the folk community is driven by preservation and conservation, purveyors of the popular are motivated by commercial intent. 22 Despite the anti-capitalist rhetoric, MacKinnon notes how folk clubs quickly commercialized themselves through booking professional singers for paying audiences.

Paphides, ‘Bellowhead’. 8 In this chapter, I begin with the premise that Bellowhead produces a musical shift through a popular sensibility. I seek to examine how dance acts as an agent for Bellowhead’s popularization, recontextualization and revision of the codes and modalities of traditional English music,9 and I explore this in relation to the movement aesthetics that the band members bring to their stage performances. From this, I wish to show how Bellowhead employs dance both as a pedagogic tool and as a commentary on the band’s musical philosophy.

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