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  • 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...

  • Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernismby Sally Banes

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    A leading critic traces three decades of contemporary dance from Balanchine to breakdancing more...

  • Rethinking the Sylphby Lynn Garafola

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    A revisionist look at romanticism in ballet. 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 In Society Ils 85by Frances Rust

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...