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Dance and the Nation: Performance, Ritual, and Politics in Sri Lanka [With DVD] (Studies in Dance History)
Dance and the Nation: Performance, Ritual, and Politics in Sri Lanka [With DVD] (Studies in Dance History)
by Susan A. Reed
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Around the globe, dances that originate in village, temple, and court rituals have been adapted and transformed to carry secular meanings and serve new national purposes. In stage performances, dance competitions, and festivals worldwide, dance has... (read more)

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Cairo Papers Vol. 32. No. 3: Femininity and Dance in Egypt: Embodiment and Meaning in Al-Raqs Al-Baladi
Cairo Papers Vol. 32. No. 3: Femininity and Dance in Egypt: Embodiment and Meaning in Al-Raqs Al-Baladi
by Noha Roushdy
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Considering the paradoxical position of al-raqs al-baladi or "belly dance" in Egyptian social life, as both a vibrant and a contested cultural form, this issue of Cairo Papers in Social Science considers the impact of wider socio-cultural and political... (read more)

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Caribbean Dance from Abakua to Zouk: How Movement Shapes Identity
Caribbean Dance from Abakua to Zouk: How Movement Shapes Identity
by Susanna Sloat
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 Caribbean Dance from Abakuá to Zouk is an unprecedented overview of the dances from each of this region’s major islands and the complex, fused, and layered cultures that gave birth to them. The authors in this collection, from... (read more)

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Tango: An Argentine Love Story
Tango: An Argentine Love Story
by Camille Cusumano
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Overwhelmed with the pain of a failed fifteen-year relationship, Camille Cusumano wanted badly to escape her life and heal her emotional wounds. After a violent encounter with her ex's new girlfriend, Camille decided she had some serious soul-searching... (read more)

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Dancing At the Crossroads (08 Edition)
Dancing At the Crossroads (08 Edition)
by Helena Wulff
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Dancing at the crossroads used to be young peoples 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... (read more)

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Dance of the Sleepwalkers: The Dance Marathon Fad
Dance of the Sleepwalkers: The Dance Marathon Fad
by Frank M. Calabria
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Dance marathons were a phenomenally popular fad during the manic 1920s and depressive 1930s. What began as a craze soon developed into a money-making business which lasted 30 years. Some 20,000 contestants and show personnel participated in these events;... (read more)

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Story of Irish Dance (01 Edition)
Story of Irish Dance (01 Edition)
by Brennan
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From early accounts of dance customs in medieval Ireland to the present, Helen Brennan offers an authoritative look at the evolution of Irish dance. Every type of dance from social to traditional to clergy is included. Brennan takes care to explain the... (read more)

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Kathakali
Kathakali
by Sadanam P V Balakrishnan
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Kathakali from the southern-most tip of India, Kerala, is characterised by its exaggerated and extravagant style that delves into mythology for its sustenance. The book tries to demystify the elaborately defined body kinetics and the eloquent hand... (read more)

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National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance
National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance
by John C Chasteen
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John Chasteen examines the history behind sexually suggestive dances (salsa, samba, and tango) that brought people of different social classes and races together in Latin America.... (read more)

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Society Dancing
Society Dancing
by Theresa Jill Buckland
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Based on new archival research, this book uniquely presents a fresh interrogation of how, among London's fashionable society, dancing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was variously a means of social modelling, change, conformity and... (read more)

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Digging Africanist Presence in American Performance (96 Edition)
Digging Africanist Presence in American Performance (96 Edition)
by Brenda Dixon Gottschild
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This ground-breaking work brings dance into current discussions of the African presence in American culture.... (read more)

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Samba: Resistance in Motion (Arts & Politics of the Everyday)
Samba: Resistance in Motion (Arts & Politics of the Everyday)
by Barbara Browning
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Barbara Browning combines a lyrical, personal narrative with incisive theoretical accounts of Brazilian dance cultures. While she brings ethnographic, historiographic, and musicological scholarship to bear on her subject, Browning writes as a dancer... (read more)

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Choreographic Politics
Choreographic Politics
by Anthony Shay
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The first in-depth analysis of state-sponsored, professional dance ensembles.... (read more)

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Bharatanatyam (10 Edition)
Bharatanatyam (10 Edition)
by Soneji
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A dynamic, living cultural practice of modern South Asia, Bharatanatyam is widely recognized as one of the world's fastest-growing dance forms. This reader brings together some of the most important essays on Bharatanatyam written over the last two... (read more)

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Tango Lessons: Movement, Sound, Image, and Text in Contemporary Practice
Tango Lessons: Movement, Sound, Image, and Text in Contemporary Practice
by Marilyn G Miller
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From its earliest manifestations on the street corners of nineteenth-century Buenos Aires to its ascendancy as a global cultural form, tango has continually exceeded the confines of the dance floor or the music hall. In Tango Lessons, scholars from Latin... (read more)

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New German Dance Studies
New German Dance Studies
by Susan (edt) Manning
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 New German Dance Studies offers fresh histories and theoretical inquiries that resonate across fields of the humanities. Sixteen essays range from eighteenth-century theater dance to popular contemporary dances in global circulation. In an... (read more)

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Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance
Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance
by Michelle Heffner Hayes
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This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century to the present, using histories, film, accounts of live performances, and practitioner interviews. Beginning with an analysis of flamenco... (read more)

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Dancing from Past to Present: Nation, Culture, Identities (Studies in Dance History)
Dancing from Past to Present: Nation, Culture, Identities (Studies in Dance History)
by Theresa Ji Buckland
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This groundbreaking collection combines ethnographic and historic strategies to reveal how dance plays crucial cultural roles in various regions of the world, including Tonga, Java, Bosnia-Herzegovina, New Mexico, India, Korea, Macedonia, and England... (read more)

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Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship
Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship
by Yvonne Daniel
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 In Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship, Yvonne Daniel provides a sweeping cultural and historical examination of diaspora dance genres. In discussing relationships among African, Caribbean, and other diasporic dances... (read more)

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Paper Tangos (98 Edition)
Paper Tangos (98 Edition)
by Julie Taylor
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Tango. A multidimensional expression of Argentine identity, one that speaks to that nation’s sense of disorientation, loss, and terror. Yet the tango mesmerizes dancers and audiences alike throughout the world. In Paper Tangos, Julie Taylor—a... (read more)

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