August 9, 2011

Delving Into Gold

By Gina Kundan

In our developmental process, dancers have unearthed an astonishing amount of information relating to gold. We use this material not only to educate ourselves about the subject matter, but to dig deep and examine the complex emotionality that motivates and inspires our work. Research, presentations, and discussions lead to choreographic workshops and ultimately create the emotional arc that serves as the foundation for Ananya Dance Theatre’s productions.

Following is a partial list of our collected research materials to share some insight into our current studies:

Pricing and History:
Record gold: How high will it go?
CNN Business 360 – July, 2011

The History of Gold, PDF
National Mining Association

The Power of Gold, Video
The Occidental Quarterly – January, 2011

Cultural Practice: Is It In A Black Man’s Soul To Rock That Gold?

The Atlanta Post – March, 2011

Gender and Gold Mining: The Case of the Maroons of Suriname
by Marieke Heemskerk, University of Florida
Working Paper #269
July 2000

Photo essay on Women Gold Miners
Photographs by Jan Sochor – October 2004

Mining/ Conflict/Human Rights:
Film: Reves de Poussiere (Dreams of Dust), PDF
Press Kit, WIDE Management

Zimbabwe profits from mining rights
BBC News – April, 2011

In Colombia, New Gold Rush Fuels Old Conflict
New York Times – March 4, 2011

The Curse of Gold
Human Rights Watch – June 1, 2005

Blood and Treasure
by Adam Hochschild
Mother Jones – March/April 2010

Sun, Sex, and Gold: Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean.
Edited by Kamala Kempadoo. 1999
Rowman and Littlefield, publishers

Police violence and illegal evictions near Papua New Guinean gold mine must be investigated
Amnesty International – February 2, 2010

Papua New Guinea: Serious Abuses at Barrick Gold Mine
Human Rights Watch – February 1, 2011

Environmental Impact:
No Dirty Gold
No Dirty Gold: The more you know, the less gold grows.

Nigerian Gold Rush Triggering Lead Poisoning
¿Comó que no? Live Your Life

In the Amazon rainforest women get what they want
Conversations for a Better World – November 20, 2009

Food over Gold
Don’t Globalise Hunger – Women and Environmental Task Force (WEN TF), 2006-2008

Enough Project
Enough: The project to end genocide and crimes against humanity

No shining legacy: Women start organising against gold mining in Thailand
WRM Bulletin No. 12 – March 22, 2010

Mining and Women in Asia: Experiences of Women protecting their communities and human rights against corporate mining
Asian Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), 2009