Art : Music

What is a powwow?

Answer the following questions:
1. Discuss the “swing shift maisies” construct, its positive and negative aspects. (6 – 7 sentences).

2. What is a powwow? (2-3 sentences)

3. What are the attributes a “good” powwow singer must possess and why? (bullet points are acceptable).

4. Point out two gender asymmetries that result from the conventions of tango salon culture. (3- 4 sentences).

5. As dance scholar Kathy Davis affirms, the milonga is a space where femininity is performed in a highly exaggerated manner. According to Davis, what reasons contribute to this behavior? (keep answer to 100 words or less).