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Dance History

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  • Dance Circlesby Helene Neveu Kringelbach

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Senegal has played a central role in contemporary dance due to its rich performing traditions, as well as strong state patronage of the arts, first under French colonialism and later in the postcolonial era. In the 1980s, when the Senegalese economy was in decline and state fundingwithdrawn, European agencies used the performing arts as a tool in... more...

  • Dance for Exportby Naima Prevots

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    A little-known episode in the history of dance that illuminates the broader subject of cultural policy during the Cold War era. more...

  • Dancing At the Crossroadsby Helena Wulff

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 27.95

    Dancing at the crossroads used to be young people's opportunity to meet and enjoy themselves on mild summer evenings in the countryside in Ireland until this practice was banned by law, the Public Dance Halls Act in 1935. Now a key metaphor in Irish cultural and political life, "dancing at the crossroads" also crystallizes the argument of this book:... more...

  • Dancing Naturallyby Alexandra Carter; Rachel Fensham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    A renewed interest in nature, the ancient Greeks, and the freedom of the body was to transform dance and physical culture in the early twentieth century. The book discusses the creative individuals and developments in science and other art forms that shaped the evolution of modern dance in its international context. 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...

  • 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...

  • Latin Danceby Elizabeth Drake-Boyt

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    Latin dance and music have had a widespread influence upon the development of other social dance and music styles in the United States. As a result, Latin dance styles are among the most important dance forms in America. Latin Dance addresses every major style of Latin dance, describing the basic steps that characterize it as well as its rhythmic... more...

  • Louisiana Saturday Nightby Alex V. Cook

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    Music critic Alex V. Cook uncovers south Louisiana?s wellspring of musical tradition, showing us that indigenous music is not an artifact to be salvaged by preservationists, but a living, breathing, singing, laughing, and crying part of Louisiana culture. Louisiana Saturday Nights takes the reader to both offbeat and traditional venues in and around... more...

  • Movable Pillarsby Katja Kolcio

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    How six professional dance organizations transformed the landscape of modern dance scholarship more...

  • Nordic Dance Spacesby Professor Karen Vedel; Professor Petri Hoppu; Dr Jonas Harvard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness. Looking to the motion of dancers and dance forms... more...