“The Double Life of Pagan Dance”

Figure 1 (left):
Alluvial Graph of Initial ‘Dataset of Terms and Tropes’. Article Type, Population Described, Terms Used, Article Topic. The dataset highlights the predominance of ‘historical’, holiday, and preacher articles within on ‘pagan dance’ in historical newspapers. Christian-historical and Indigenous dance dominate language of ‘pagan dance’ discourse in the dataset.
Figure 2 (right):
Alluvial Graph of ‘pagan dance’ articles by newspaper, year, and theme. Among articles on ‘pagan dance’, those that focus on white spectatorship of Indigenous dance are the second most common behind articles on various concert dance forms in the dataset.