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National Dance

Margaret Allenby-jaffe

"Whosoever danceth not, knoweth not the way of life." At the time this line from a 2nd-century Gnostic hymn was written, dancing was still "of the people, for the people, by the people," so integral a part of life that it was almost akin to breathing. It... (read more)


World and Ethnic
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Laocoonte Salvaje (Pequenos Tratados)

Jorge Ribalta

Photography, music, and dance collide in this incredibly original book by Spanish photographer Jorge Ribalta. Through hundreds of black-and-white photos, the author seeks to capture the essence of flamenco, the traditional Spanish music and dance. Rather... (read more)


Ballet
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Every Step You Take: A Memoir

Jock Soto

In June 2005 Jock Soto, at forty years old, gave his farewell performance as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. The program, an event of unprecedented ambition, showcased pieces from five legendary choreographers, and it capped one of the... (read more)


Reference
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Appreciating Dance: A Guide to the World's Liveliest Art

Harriet Lihs

Written for the dance novice, this reference is a concise history of all forms of dance. Detailing the development of dance from its earliest beginnings, this guide covers the intersection of dance and religion, social dance, ballet, modern dance, tap... (read more)


Miscellaneous Other Dance Forms
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Salsa World: A Global Dance in Local Contexts (Studies in Latin America & Car)

Sydney Hutchinson (edt)

Since its emergence in the 1960s, salsa has transformed from a symbol of Nuyorican pride into an emblem of pan-Latinism and finally a form of global popular culture. While Latinos all over the world have developed and even exported their own “dance... (read more)


Modern
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Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance

Sherril Dodds

Dancing on the Canon, now available in paperback for the first time, explores the vexed relationship between popular dance and value. In a critique of the Western art canon, it traces the shifting value systems that underpin popular dance scholarship and... (read more)


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