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Dance History

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  • The Story of Irish Danceby Helen Brennan

    Roberts Rinehart 2001; US$ 17.99

    From early accounts of dance customs in medieval Ireland to the present, Brennan offers an authoritative look at the evolution of Irish dance. more...

  • Don't Act, Just Danceby Catherine Gunther Kodat

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    At some point in their career, nearly all the dancers who worked with George Balanchine were told ?don?t act, dear; just dance.? The dancers understood this as a warning against melodramatic over-interpretation and an assurance that they had all the tools they needed to do justice to the steps?but its implication that to dance is already to act in... more...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba, Iyesa y Arara, Vol. Iby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 29.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's extended and comprehensive transcription book of the Tradados de fundamento of the Orishas. The song scores are in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as: Yoruba, Iyesa and Arara. Cantos Especiales Vol 1 and Vol 2 is a continuing selection. The transcription... more...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba, Iyesa y Arara, Vol. IIIby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 24.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's comprehensive additional transcription book of song scores “Fundamento” in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as Yoruba, Iyesa and Arara. His collection contains songs for 20 Orishas. The transcription includes short instructions for Bata drums. It opens with... more...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba y Iyesa, Vol. IVby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's additional transcription book of song scores “Cantos de campo” in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as: Yoruba and Iyesa. His collection contains songs for 13 Orishas. The transcription includes short instructions for Bata drums. It opens with Elegua and ends... more...

  • Dance and authenticity in Israel and Palestineby E. Kaschl

    BRILL 2003; US$ 188.00

    In this ethnographic study, Kaschl examines the history of two related and competing Palestinian and Israeli folk dance forms. The focus is on how these forms known as dabkeh and debkah , respectively represent a contested cultural essence of both Palestinian and Israeli nationalism. The performances of three dance troupes (one Israeli and two Pale more...

  • Modern Bodiesby Julia L. Foulkes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America." Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented with and argued over their aesthetic innovations, to which they... more...

  • Asian Danceby Janet Descutner; Janet W Descutner

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Asian Dance, Second Edition introduces readers to the rich variety of dance traditions of India, Thailand, Java, Bali, China, and Japan. From the profound impact Hindu deities had on dance in India and later in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago to the 20th-century development of Butoh in Japan, dance has been a means for people to express themselves... more...

  • African Danceby Kariamu Welsh Consulting; Kariamu Welsh-Asante

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The ancient tradition of African dance has influenced dance styles all over the world. It is used to commemorate many annual ceremonies and activities, such as rites of passage and the harvest, and it is also an important form of recreation, religious expression, and storytelling. In African Dance, Second Edition, the varied cultures of Africa and... more...

  • European Danceby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Long before people learned to write or build cities, they danced to communicate with their gods, bring luck, banish evil, and mark life's passages. Today's well-known folk dances have developed over centuries of struggle and celebration. This new edition of European Dance: Ireland, Poland, Spain, and Greece looks at the folk dances of four... more...