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  • A Selection of European Folk Dancesby Yong Zhou

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    A Selection of European Folk Dances, Volume 3 presents the dance sequence and music for selected Folk Dances from various European countries. The book focuses on traditional folk dances from France, Germany, and Israel, as well as from Yugoslavia, Portugal, and Romania. Experts from the dance's country of origin are consulted to ensure that the instructions... more...

  • A Selection of European Folk Dancesby Yong Zhou

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    A Selection of European Folk Dances, Volume 4 is part of a series of booklets giving the dance sequence and music for a selection of folk dances from various European countries outside the British Isles. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with a description of the various holds and basic steps of the dances. Subsequent chapters detail specific... more...

  • Don't Act, Just Danceby Catherine Gunther Kodat

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Drawing on fresh archival material, Catherine Gunther Kodat questions several commonly-held beliefs about the purpose and meaning of modernist cultural productions during the Cold War. Rather than read the dance through a received understanding of Cold War culture, Don?t Act, Just Dance reads Cold War culture through the dance, and in doing so establishes... 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...

  • Europe Dancingby Andree Grau; Stephanie Jordan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Europe Dancing examines the dance cultures and movements which have developed in Europe since the Second World War. Nine countries are represented in this unique collaboration between European dance scholars. The contributors chart the art form, and discuss the outside influences which have shaped it. This comprehensive book explores: * questions... 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...

  • The Taxi-Dance Hallby Paul Goalby Cressey

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    First published in 1932, The Taxi-Dance Hall is Paul Goalby Cressey?s fascinating study of Chicago?s urban nightlife?as seen through the eyes of the patrons, owners, and dancers-for-hire who frequented the city?s notoriously seedy ?taxi-dance? halls. Taxi-dance halls, as the introduction notes, were social centers where men could come and pay... more...

  • Satan in the Dance Hallby Ralph G. Giordano

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 67.99

    Satan in the Dance Hall explores the overwhelming popularity of social dancing and its close relationship to America's rapidly changing society in the 1920s. The book focuses on the fiercely contested debate over the morality of social dancing in New York City, led by moral reformers and religious leaders like Rev. John Roach Straton. Fed by the firm... 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...

  • Jookin'by Katrina Hazzard-Gordon

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Katrina Hazzard-Gordon offers the first analysis of the development of the jook?an underground cultural institution created by the black working class?together with other dance arenas in African-American culture. Beginning with the effects of African slaves? middle passage experience on their traditional dances, she traces the unique and virtually... more...