By Anthony Shay
Compiled in nice half from the author’s personal own dance adventure, this quantity appears at how a number of cultures use dance as a visible illustration in their identification, and the way “traditional” dances switch through the years. It discusses numerous “parallel layers” of dance: dances played at intra-cultural social events, dances used for illustration or presentation, and folks dance performances. person chapters heart on quite a few immigrant cultures. mainly the paintings makes a speciality of cultural illustration and the way it really is occasionally manipulated. Key folks dance fairs within the usa and Canada are reviewed. Interviews with dancers, lecturers, and others provide a first-hand standpoint. an intensive bibliography encompasses live performance courses and experiences in addition to broader scholarly sources.
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