Photos and Figures from “Dancing the Archive”

The photos and figures posted here are referenced by number in Kathleen Spanos’ dissertation:
“Dancing the Archive: Rhythms of Change in Post-Volcano Identities on Montserrat, West Indies”
Click the links below to jump to chapters; click images to view full size


Maps
M.1 Montserrat-Caribbean

M.1 Map of Montserrat in the Caribbean

M.2 Montserrat-ExclusionZone

M.2 Map of Montserrat’s Exclusion Zone

M.3 Montserrat-Villages

M.3 Map of villages of Montserrat

Cast of Characters

Basil Chambers

Basil Chambers

Sir Howard Fergus

Sir Howard Fergus

Herman "Cupid" Francis

Herman “Cupid” Francis

James "Titus" Frederick

James “Titus” Frederick

Yvonne Brade-Julius

Yvonne Brade-Julius

Rose Willock

Rose Willock

Introduction:
An Orientation to Montserrat

I.1 St. Patrick's Week and African Music Festival Banner

I.1 St. Patrick’s Week and African Music Festival Banner

I.2 Map of Montserrat in the Caribbean

I.2 Map of Montserrat in the Caribbean

I.3 Map of Montserrat's Exclusion Zone

I.3 Map of Montserrat’s Exclusion Zone

I.4 View of Plymouth

I.4 View of Plymouth

I.5 Flag of Montserrat

I.5 Flag of Montserrat

I.6 Abandoned suitcase in Richmond Hill

I.6 Abandoned suitcase in Richmond Hill

I.7 Plymouth Catholic Church buried

I.7 Plymouth Catholic Church buried

Chapter 1:
Searching for Montserrat’s Archive:
Irish and African Identities in the Island’s History

1.1 Map of villages of Montserrat

1.1 Map of villages of Montserrat

Chapter 2:
Rhythms of Change in Montserrat’s Masquerade Dance

2.1 Emerald Shamioles at Calabash Festival

2.1 Emerald Shamioles at Calabash Festival

2.2 Masquerade captain Titus performs unmasked

2.2 Masquerade captain Titus performs unmasked

2.3 Masquerade Queen

2.3 Masquerade Queen

2.4 St. John's masquerade troupe around 1974

2.4 St. John’s masquerade troupe around 1974

2.5 Miss Goosie and Mr. Goosie on Festival Day

2.5 Miss Goosie and Mr. Goosie on Festival Day

2.6 Emerald Shamioles line up at Calabash Festival

2.6 Emerald Shamioles line up at Calabash Festival

2.7 Ladies of Alliouagana on St. John's Day

2.7 Ladies of Alliouagana on St. John’s Day

2.8 A young masquerader picks up the captain's whip

2.8 A young masquerader picks up the captain’s whip

2.9 Titus and Basil dance masquerade on New Year's Day

2.9 Titus and Basil dance masquerade on New Year’s Day

2.10 Basil dances the captain's role at Calabash Festival

2.10 Basil dances the captain’s role at Calabash Festival

2.11 Irish dance performance on St. Patrick's Day

2.11 Irish dance performance on St. Patrick’s Day

Chapter 3:
Montserrat’s Annual Festival Calendar:
Negotiations of Identity Through Musical Dialogues and Debates

3.1 Miss Goosie on Boxing Day in 1967

3.1 Miss Goosie on Boxing Day in 1967

3.2 "Emerald Splendour" mas troupe on Festival Day

3.2 “Emerald Splendour” mas troupe on Festival Day

3.3 Baptiste Wallace sings "Dracula System"

3.3 Baptiste Wallace sings “Dracula System”

3.4 St. Patrick's Day Slave Feast

3.4 St. Patrick’s Day Slave Feast

3.5 Irish dancers wearing the national dress

3.5 Irish dancers wearing the national dress

3.6 National dress "coronation"

3.6 National dress “coronation”

3.7 Basil Chambers in "paddywhackery" on St. Patrick’s Day

3.7 Basil Chambers in “paddywhackery” on St. Patrick’s Day

3.8 Jalikunda performs during St. Patrick's Week

3.8 Jalikunda performs during St. Patrick’s Week

3.9 African Music Festival logo

3.9 African Music Festival logo

Chapter 4:
Dancing to Listen: Navigating Rhythmic Soundscapes on Montserrat

4.1 Volpanics Steel Pan Orchestra rehearsal

4.1 Volpanics Steel Pan Orchestra rehearsal

4.2 Tenor steel pan and notation

4.2 Tenor steel pan and notation

4.3 Tenor steel pan notation for "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

4.3 Tenor steel pan notation for “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

4.4 Masquerade rhythm notations

4.4 Masquerade rhythm notations

4.5 Masquerade exhibition at the National Trust

4.5 Masquerade exhibition at the National Trust

4.6 West African drumming lessons at St. Augustine

4.6 West African drumming lessons at St. Augustine

4.7 Irish dancing lesson at Lookout Primary School

4.7 Irish dancing lesson at Lookout Primary School

4.8 Blended Rhythms workshops for adults

4.8 Blended Rhythms workshops for adults

4.9 Blended Rhythms workshops for adults

4.9 Blended Rhythms workshops for adults

4.10 Soca and assiko rhythm notation comparison

4.10 Soca and assiko rhythm notation comparison

4.11 Labanotation key for symbols used

4.11 Labanotation key for symbols used

4.12 Labanotation analysis for basic 3-step patterns

4.12 Labanotation analysis for basic 3-step patterns

4.13 Labanotation for the “heel and toe” step

4.13 Labanotation for the “heel and toe” step

4.14 Laban Movement Analysis Effort graph

4.14 Laban Movement Analysis Effort graph

4.15 Motif notation for basic 3-step patterns

4.15 Motif notation for basic 3-step patterns

4.16 Motif notation for the "heel and toe" step

4.16 Motif notation for the “heel and toe” step

Chapter 5:
Performing Reconfigurations of Community for Montserrat’s Future Archives

5.1 Montserratian students wave to Irish students

5.1 Montserratian students wave to Irish students

5.2 Transatlantic Skype call at St. Augustine School

5.2 Transatlantic Skype call at St. Augustine School

5.3 An exchange of masquerades from Montserrat and Guadeloupe

5.3 An exchange of masquerades from Montserrat and Guadeloupe

5.4 Montserratian masqueraders watch Guadeloupean masqueraders

5.4 Montserratian masqueraders watch Guadeloupean masqueraders


Videos and masquerade music are also available on this website:

Videos: http://montserratrhythms.thekatespanos.com/videos-dancing-the-archive/
Masquerade music: http://montserratrhythms.thekatespanos.com/masquerade-dance-music/