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Dancing - The Power of Dance Around the World

Gerald Jonas

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ISBN 10: 0563364114 / ISBN 13: 9780563364115
Published by BBC Books, London, 1992
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Companion book to the TV series. Weaves together dance traditions from 6 continents. Preface by Rhoda Grauer. 256pp with index, beautifully illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings in colour and black and white. Gilt lettering to spine, black endpapers. Minor slant to spine, otherwise near fine copy with no marks or inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight creasing to edges and darkened spine, otherwise very good. HEAVY BOOK, extra postage will be requested. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004211

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Title: Dancing - The Power of Dance Around the ...

Publisher: BBC Books, London

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Black Cloth Boards

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First UK Edition.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Looks at the history of dance, dance around the world, and influential dancers and choreographers of the past and present.

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The literature of dance history has been enhanced with the publication of this extensively researched, well-written, and richly illustrated title, which is the companion volume to an eight-part series scheduled for public television beginning in April 1993. Rhoda Grauer, executive producer for the series, enlisted the assistance of many scholars, performers, advisers, and researchers, as well as the talents of Jonas, a veteran staff writer for The New Yorker , in this collaborative effort. The result combines history/criticism, traditionally applied to Western dance, with ethnology/anthropology, traditionally applied to non-Western dance, and draws cross-cultural comparisons based upon the way in which dance functions in societies (e.g., as an expression of religious worship, social order, or classical art). The examples span six continents and include Japanese kabuki and bugaku , Balinese wayang wong , Native American tribal dance, Indian bharata natyam , ballet, and modern dance . The expansive research is underscored by 275 illustrations, nearly half of which are in color. With innovative research and visuals to be savored, Dancing is highly recommended for both general and specific collections.
- Joan Stahl, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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