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Dance History

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  • 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...

  • Latin Danceby Elizabeth Drake-Boyt

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    Latin dance forms enjoy great popularity in the United States for reasons beyond being exuberant and enjoyable dance styles. The Prohibition era sent American tourists to Cuba, where they learned adaptations of Latin dances and brought them back home, while the tango of Argentina first arrived in the United States almost 100 years ago. more...

  • Contemporary Indian Danceby Ketu Katrak

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Through discussion of a dazzling array of artists in India and the diaspora, this book delineates a new language of dance on the global stage. Myriad movement vocabularies intersect the dancers' creative landscape, while cutting-edge creative choreography parodies gender and cultural stereotypes, and represents social issues. more...

  • Ukrainian Danceby Andriy Nahachewsky

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Ukrainian dance is remarkably enduring in its popularity and still performed in numerous cultural contexts. This text unpacks the complex world of this ethnic dance, with special attention to the differences between vival dance (which requires being fully engaged in the present moment) and reflective dance (dance connected explicitly to the past).... more...

  • Is It All About Hips?by Sangita Shresthova

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 24.95

    The first comprehensive book on Bollywood dance culture, Is It All About Hips? traces Bollywood dances as they are interpreted, created, and produced in three locations: Mumbai (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Los Angeles (USA). In this pioneering work, Sangita Shresthova brings alive the world of Bollywood dance through the chronicling and analyses... more...

  • Contemporary Dance in Cubaby Suki John

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 38.00

    The lens of dance can provide a multifaceted view of the present-day Cuban experience. Cuban contemporary dance, or tecnica cubana as it is known throughout Latin America, is a highly evolved hybrid of ballet, North American modern dance, Afro-Cuban tradition, flamenco and Cuban nightclub cabaret. Unlike most dance forms, tecnica was created intentionally... more...

  • 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...

  • The Revival of Banned Dancesby Renee Critcher Lyons

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Throughout history, humans have used dance as a benefit for mind, body, and soul. In some cases, governments or churches have banned certain dances for a variety of reasons. This work provides an exploration of dances banned around the world, then revived by a handful of brave proponents. The sixteen case studies--ranging from Argentina's Tango... more...

  • Dance Theatre in Irelandby Aoife McGrath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Dance theatre has become a site of transformation in the Irish performance landscape. This book conducts a socio-political and cultural reading of dance theatre practice in Ireland from Yeats' dance plays at the start of the 20th century to Celtic-Tiger-era works of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and CoisCéim Dance Theatre at the start of the 21st. more...

  • Doopleaaby Alphonse Tierou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    The African dancer requires complete technical mastery and must respect the precise rules handed down by the society of the Masques de Sagesse. Alphonse Tirou is from the Ouenon people of the Ivory Coast. His major study is the first written record of this oral tradition and it explains the movements, codes and meanings of the traditional African dance.... more...