Synopses & Reviews
Using a global approach, this collection of 22 original essays considers ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance, Broadway and movie dance, folk, ethnic, and social dance.
Table of Contents
Section I: Appreciating the world of dance -- 1: Through world eyes / Carl Wolz -- 2: Dance in early Greek society / Marc Raymond Strauss -- 3: African dance: Divine motion / Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker -- 4: Folk dance: Father music, mother dance / Rosa Guerrero -- 5: Piercing the mask of Japanese dance theater / Helen Myers -- 6: Social dance: A portrait of people at play / Myron Howard Nadel -- 7: And "all that jazz" dance / Myron Howard Nadel -- 8: Ballet: a history in broad brushstrokes / Carol Pardo -- 9. Currents of 20th and 21st century dance / Myron Howard Nadel with March Raymond Strauss -- 10: Connecting mind, body and spirit / Myron Howard Nadel -- Section II: The dance experience -- 11: Dance on the screen / Marc Raymond Strauss -- 12: Of dainty gorillas and macho sylphs: Dance and gender / Janice La Pointe-Crump -- 13: A failed marriage: Dance and physical education / Myron Howard Nadel -- 14: Technique: The craft of dancing / Myron Howard Nadel -- 15: Seeing choreography: Separating the dance from the dancer / Myron Howard Nadel -- 16: What is dance notation? / Ann Hutchinson Guest -- 17: Collaboration among the arts / Marc Raymond Strauss -- 18: Seeing feelings; costume design and dance / Catherine F. Norgren -- 19: "As a fish lives in water, a dancer lives in light" / Rick Yeatman -- 20: Dance, music, and theater in theory and practice / Myron Howard Nadel -- 21: Dance criticism / Marc Raymond Strauss -- Conclusion: Your dance experience / Marc Raymond Strauss.