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  • South Asian Danceby Alessandra Iyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

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

  • Staging Ghanaby Paul Schauert

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana?s national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble and the aims of the individual performers work in opposition. Schauert discusses the history of the dance troupe and its role in Ghana?s post-independence... 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...

  • 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...

  • Balinese Dance, Drama & Musicby I Wayan Dibia; Rucina Ballinger; Barbara Anello

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    Bali has long been known for its deep spirituality and extraordinary artistic heritage. The dances, dramas, puppetry and music of Bali are more than icons for the island; they are part and parcel of life—as expressions of devotion to the gods, as entertainment, and as a way of instilling cultural values on each generation. Balinese Dance, Drama... more...

  • Before They Were Belly Dancersby Kathleen W. Fraser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Focusing on Egypt during the period 1760 to 1870, this book fills in some of the historical blanks for a dance form often known today in the Middle East as raqs sharki or raqs baladi, and in Western countries as "belly dance." Eyewitness accounts written by European travelers, the major primary source for modern scholars, provide most of... more...

  • Black Social Dance in Television Advertisingby Carla Stalling Huntington

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    The influence of dance upon consumers has long been understood by advertisers. This work investigates the use of black social dance in television advertising. Covering the 1950s through the 2010s in the United States, dance is shown to provide value to brands and to affect consumption experiences. An interdisciplinary work drawing upon anthropological,... more...

  • City Folkby Daniel J. Walkowitz

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 23.80

    This is the story of English Country Dance, from its 18th century roots in the English cities and countryside, to its transatlantic leap to the U.S. in the 20th century, told by not only a renowned historian but also a folk dancer, who has both immersed himself in the rich history of the folk tradition and rehearsed its steps. In City Folk , Daniel... more...

  • Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbeanby Peter Manuel

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    The contradance and quadrille, in their diverse forms, were the most popular, widespread, and important genres of creole Caribbean music and dance in the nineteenth century.  Throughout the region they constituted sites for interaction of musicians and musical elements of different racial, social, and ethnic origins, and they became crucibles... more...

  • Dance As Educationby Peter Brinson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...