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Dance History

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  • Movable Pillarsby Katja Kolcio

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

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

  • Sweating Sarisby Priya Srinivasan

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    A groundbreaking book that seeks to understand dance as labor, Sweating Saris examines dancers not just as aesthetic bodies but as transnational migrant workers and wage earners who negotiate citizenship and gender issues.              Srinivasan merges ethnography, history, critical... 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...

  • 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...

  • City Folkby Daniel J. Walkowitz

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Step Dancing in Irelandby Dr Catherine E Foley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its modern globalized appeal. Foley applies a regional focus to her examination of step dace, looking at three step dance practices... more...

  • Dance Circlesby Helene Neveu Kringelbach

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    WINNER OF THE 2013 DE LA TORRE BUENO SPECIAL CITATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN DANCE AWARD " I enjoyed reading this book, which is very well written, focuses on a well-selected range of performance practices in Senegal and makes an interesting contribution to studies in that field. [It] provides intelligent analysis of performances by relating... more...

  • Nordic Dance Spacesby Professor Karen Vedel; Professor Petri Hoppu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    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...