Methodological strategy for a semiologic analysis of dance: the Yu’pa case

Ángel Acuña Delgado

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Acuña Delgado, A. (1997). Methodological strategy for a semiologic analysis of dance: the Yu'pa case. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 50, 22-37.



The research on which this work is based departs from the following premise: in those human groups that maintain an economic domestic system, closely allied to nature and which do not utilise the written word as a normal means of communi¬cation; the motor expression that the dance supposes constitutes an essential vehicle of communication and transmission/acquisition cultural, as much between the components of their own group, as among different groups«.
In this text some of the more relevant methodological aspects are presented, taking into account the process of research carried out on the semiological and contextual study of the dance yu’pa: an ethnic group from the Sierra de Perija (north-western region of Venezuela).
In the methodological practice a wide range of information that goes from field work, to the analysis and interpretation of the facts is given; offering also a kinesiografical model of registration of the dance, that facilitates its structural understanding.
Finally the conclusions of the investigation are given, always in the methodological aspects referred to

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: October 01, 1997