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Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts
Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts
By Praeger
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ean: 9780275963736, isbn: 027596373X,

This ground-breaking work brings dance into current discussions of the African presence in American culture. Dixon Gottschild argues that the Africanist aesthetic has been invisibilized by the pervasive force of racism. This book provides evidence to...


African American Dance: An Illustrated History
African American Dance: An Illustrated History
By McFarland
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780786471577, isbn: 0786471573,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
Africans brought as slaves to North America arrived without possessions, but not without culture. The fascinating elements of African life manifested themselves richly in the New World, and among the most lasting and influential of these was the art ...


Ukrainian Dance: A Cross-Cultural Approach
Ukrainian Dance: A Cross-Cultural Approach
By McFarland
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ean: 9780786461684, isbn: 0786461683,

Ukrainian dance is remarkably enduring in its popularity and still performed in numerous cultural contexts. This text unpacks the complex world of this ethnic dance, with special attention to the differences between vival dance (which requires being ...


Dancing At the Crossroads: Memory and Mobility in Ireland (Dance and Performance Studies)
Dancing At the Crossroads: Memory and Mobility in Ireland (Dance and Performance Studies)
By Brand: Berghahn Books
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ean: 9781845455903, isbn: 1845455908,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Dancing at the crossroads used to be young people's 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 ...


Talking Feet: Solo Southern Dance: Buck, Flatfoot, and Tap
Talking Feet: Solo Southern Dance: Buck, Flatfoot, and Tap
By Brand: North Atlantic Books
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ean: 9781556430800, isbn: 1556430809,

Compiled by musician/folklorist Mike Seeger and dancer Ruth Pershing, Talking Feet introduces us to dancers from the Appalachian, Piedmont, and Blue Ridge Mountain regions of the South. In its various forms—flatfooting, buckdancing, hoedown, rural ...


Kathak- Rhythmic Echoes and Reflections
Kathak- Rhythmic Echoes and Reflections
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ean: 9788174360496, isbn: 8174360492,

Illustrated guide...


Cherokee Dance and Drama (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)
Cherokee Dance and Drama (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)
By Brand: University of Oklahoma Press
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mpn: 12 figures, 22 plates, notes, bibliograp, ean: 9780806125800, isbn: 0806125802,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Traditionally, the Cherokees dance to ensure individual health and social welfare. According to legend, the dance songs bequeathed to them by the Stone Coat monster will assuage all the ills of life that the monster brought. Winter dance (including t...


Body, Movement, and Culture: Kinesthetic and Visual Symbolism in a Philippine Community (Contemporary Ethnography)
Body, Movement, and Culture: Kinesthetic and Visual Symbolism in a Philippine Community (Contemporary Ethnography)
By Brand: University of Pennsylvania Press
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ean: 9780812213836, isbn: 0812213831,

In Body, Movement, and Culture, Sally Ann Ness provides an original interpretive account of three forms of sinulog dancing practiced in Cebu City in the Philippines: a healing ritual, a dance drama, and a "cultural" exhibition dance. Ness's examinati...


A Selection of European Folk Dances: Volume 1
A Selection of European Folk Dances: Volume 1
By Pergamon
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ean: 9780080108339, isbn: 0080108334,



Native American Dance Steps
Native American Dance Steps
By Dover Publications
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486427003, isbn: 0486427005,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
This well-researched book provides details of the varied steps that certain groups of Native Americans have used to express their dance ideas — from skips, jumps, and hop steps, to an Indian form of the pas de bourrée. Similarities to Oriental dan...


Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities
Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities
By University of Illinois Press
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ean: 9780252080159, isbn: 0252080157,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
In Appalachian Dance, Susan Eike Spalding employs twenty-five years' worth of rich interviews with black and white Virginians, Tennesseeans, and Kentuckians to explore the evolution and social uses of dance practices in each region.   Spalding analy...


Zapotecs on the Move: Cultural, Social, and Political Processes in Transnational Perspective (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the)
Zapotecs on the Move: Cultural, Social, and Political Processes in Transnational Perspective (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the)
By Brand: Rutgers University Press
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ean: 9780813560700, isbn: 0813560705,

Through interviews with three generations of Yalálag Zapotecs (“Yaláltecos”) in Los Angeles and Yalálag, Oaxaca, this book examines the impact of international migration on this community. It traces five decades of migration to Los Angeles in ...


Africa Dances
Africa Dances
By Eland Books
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ean: 9780907871187, isbn: 0907871186,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
Originally published in 1935, Africa Dances takes the reader on an odyssey across West Africa, in the company of one of the great black ballet stars of 1930s Paris (Feral Benga). It's a devastating critique of colonial rule, which is shown to be dest...


Images of Hawaii's Ancient Hula: Hula Kahiko--Fine Art Photography
Images of Hawaii's Ancient Hula: Hula Kahiko--Fine Art Photography
By Brand: Kim Taylor Reece
SKU: #0927-WS1601-A03022-0966039599
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sku: 0927-WS1601-A03022-0966039599, ean: 9780966039597, isbn: 0966039599,

Images of Hawaii, HQ Photography...


El mundo de la Danza Griega: Historia, Sociología e Investigación de la Danza (Spanish Edition)
El mundo de la Danza Griega: Historia, Sociología e Investigación de la Danza (Spanish Edition)
By Finis Terrae_ediciones
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ean: 9788461714544, isbn: 8461714547,

Estamos ante un libro ameno pero riguroso, de directo pero erudito lenguaje, con una científica y a la vez pedagógica formulación, que además es muy ingenioso en su planteamiento y que a través de una profunda investigación histórica y socio-c...


Choreographic Politics: State Folk Dance Companies, Representation, and Power
Choreographic Politics: State Folk Dance Companies, Representation, and Power
By Brand: Wesleyan
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ean: 9780819565211, isbn: 0819565210,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
Winner of the Congress on Research in Dance's (CORD) Outstanding Publication Award (2003)Over the past fifty years national dance companies from Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Greece, the former USSR and Croatia have dominated concert stages throughout the w...




The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco dance master takes hula into the twenty-first century
The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco dance master takes hula into the twenty-first century
By SparkPress
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ean: 9781943006069, isbn: 1943006067,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood. In The Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kum...


Powwow
Powwow
By Bison Books
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ean: 9780803267558, isbn: 080326755X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
This anthology examines the origins, meanings, and enduring power of the powwow. Held on and off reservations, in rural and urban settings, powwows are an important vehicle for Native peoples to gather regularly. Although sometimes a paradoxical comb...


Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology)
Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology)
By Wayne State University Press
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ean: 9780814333303, isbn: 0814333303,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
In Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance, choreographer, dancer, and dance scholar Judith Brin Ingber collects wide-ranging essays and many remarkable photographs to explore the evolution of Jewish dance through two thousand years of Diaspora, in communiti...



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