Volume 45, Issue 3 p. 517-519

Roots: An exploration of British Caribbean Diasporic identity through the embodied spatialities of dance

Tia-Monique Uzor

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Tia-Monique Uzor

De Montfort University, Leicester, UK


Tia-Monique Uzor

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First published: 18 February 2020
Citations: 4

Funding information

This research is funded by the AHRC and Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.


This piece introduces the author's doctoral research, “Roots: establishing British Caribbean Diasporic identity through dance.” The research identifies how choreographic and movement practices function to establish and affirm British Caribbean Diasporic identities, focusing on how this occurs within two generations of British Caribbean Diasporic artists who have been creating and performing work since the 1970s to 2019. In this introduction, the author details her entrance into the research, the methods and approaches used, and one of the key theoretical concepts of the research: practices of rooting.