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Close to the Floor: Irish Dance from the Boreen to Broadway

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Close to the Floor brings together a distinguished and diverse cast of dance ethnographers, dancers, teachers, choreographers, and dance historians to discuss and reflect on a variety of topics in the world of Irish step dance and related percussive dance forms. This volume includes essays that originated at a symposium held at New York University in 2006 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of “Riverdance.” The contributor list is impressive and includes the most well-known names in both Irish dancing scholarship and performance.

About the Author

Mick Moloney is Global Distinguished Professor of Music and Irish Studies at New York University. J’aime Morrison is associate professor of performance at California State University, Northridge. Colin Quigley is senior lecturer in ethnomusicology at the University of Limerick.

Table of Contents

Preface

Mick Moloney

Acknowledgements

They Danced

Gearóid Mac Lochlainn

Introduction: Riverdance Mania

Mick Moloney

Part 1. Percussive Gestures: Redifining Traditional Irish Dance

Irish Dance Music—For the Feet or for the Soul?

Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain

Drag-Slides and Toe Stands: Identity, Motivation, and Change in American Clogging

Gary Larsen

Step Dancing in Canada: From Shared Vernacular to Regional Styles

Percussive Relations: An Exploration of Percussive Dance at Tráth na gCos, 2002

Catherine E. Foley

"Sound-Dance": Mapping the Acoustic Spaces of Irish Dance

J'amie Morrison

ModERIN

Darrah Carr

Part 2. Investigations

The Impact of Riverdance on Irish Dance

Moderator: Mick Moloney

Discussants: Jean Butler, Donny Golden, Mark Howard, and Niall O'Leary

Changes in Irish Dance in New York over the Past Half-Century

Moderator: Mick Moloney and Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain

Discussants: Kathleen Barnard, Michael Bergin, Donny Golden, Patricia McLoughlin, and Peter Smith

The Irish Body: New Directions in Irish Dance

Moderator: Micheál Ó Súilleabháin

Discussants: Jean Butler, Darrah Carr, Mark Howard, J'amie Morrison, and Mary Nunan

Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780981492445
Author:
Moloney, Mick
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Editor:
Moloney, Mick
Editor:
Morrison, J'Aime
Editor:
Quigley, Colin
Author:
Morrison, J'Aime
Author:
Quigley, Colin
Author:
Moloney, Mick
Subject:
Dance - Folk
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Folk dancing, Irish.
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Dance » World and Ethnic
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland

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