Moving History / Dancing Cultures

Moving History / Dancing Cultures

A Dance History Reader

Book - 2001
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This new collection of essays surveys the history of dance in an innovative and wide-ranging fashion. Editors Dils and Albright address the current dearth of comprehensive teaching material in the dance history field through the creation of a multifaceted, non-linear, yet well-structured and comprehensive survey of select moments in the development of both American and World dance. This book is illustrated with over 50 photographs, and would make an ideal text for undergraduate classes in dance ethnography, criticism or appreciation, as well as dance history--particularly those with a cross-cultural, contemporary, or an American focus.

The reader is organized into four thematic sections which allow for varied and individualized course use: Thinking about Dance History: Theories and Practices, World Dance Traditions, America Dancing, and Contemporary Dance: Global Contexts. The editors have structured the readings with the understanding that contemporary theory has thoroughly questioned the discursive construction of history and the resultant canonization of certain dances, texts and points of view. The historical readings are presented in a way that encourages thoughtful analysis and allows the opportunity for critical engagement with the text.
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyn University Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780819564139
0819564133
9780819564122
0819564125
Characteristics: xviii, 492 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Albright, Ann Cooper
Dils, Ann
Alternative Title: Moving history dancing cultures

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