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Dance History

  • 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...

  • Asian Danceby Janet Descutner; Janet W Descutner

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Asian Dance, Second Edition introduces readers to the rich variety of dance traditions of India, Thailand, Java, Bali, China, and Japan. From the profound impact Hindu deities had on dance in India and later in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago to the 20th-century development of Butoh in Japan, dance has been a means for people to express themselves... 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...

  • 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...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba, Iyesa y Arara, Vol. Iby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 29.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's extended and comprehensive transcription book of the Tradados de fundamento of the Orishas. The song scores are in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as: Yoruba, Iyesa and Arara. Cantos Especiales Vol 1 and Vol 2 is a continuing selection. The transcription... more...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba, Iyesa y Arara, Vol. IIIby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 24.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's comprehensive additional transcription book of song scores “Fundamento” in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as Yoruba, Iyesa and Arara. His collection contains songs for 20 Orishas. The transcription includes short instructions for Bata drums. It opens with... more...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba y Iyesa, Vol. IVby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's additional transcription book of song scores “Cantos de campo” in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as: Yoruba and Iyesa. His collection contains songs for 13 Orishas. The transcription includes short instructions for Bata drums. It opens with Elegua and ends... 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...

  • Clanby Greg Barrett; Stephen Page

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 27.26

    A lavish photographic look at the one of Australia's foremost dance companies. 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...