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The Encyclopedia Of World Folk Dance

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781442257498
Genre : Performing Arts
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While there are books about folk dances from individual countries or regions, there isn’t a single comprehensive book on folk dances across the globe. This illustrated compendium offers the student, teacher, choreographer, historian, media critic, ethnographer, and general reader an overview of the evolution and social and religious significance of folk dance. The Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance focuses on the uniqueness of kinetic performance and its contribution to the study and appreciation of rhythmic expression around the globe. Following a chronology of momentous events dating from prehistory to the present day, the entries in this volume include material on technical terms, character roles, and specific dances. The entries also summarize the historical and ethnic milieu of each style and execution, highlighting, among other elements, such features as: origins purpose rituals and traditions props dress holidays themes

International Encyclopedia Of Dance

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ISBN : 0195173694
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Step Dancing In Ireland

Author : Catherine E. Foley
ISBN : 9781317050056
Genre : Performing Arts
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For many people step dancing is associated mainly with the Irish step-dance stage shows, Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, which assisted both in promoting the dance form and in placing Ireland globally. But, in this book, Catherine Foley illustrates that the practice and contexts of step dancing are much more complicated and fluid. Tracing the trajectory of step dancing in Ireland, she tells its story from roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its diverse cultural manifestations today. She examines the interrelationships between step dancing and the changing historical and cultural contexts of colonialism, nationalism, postcolonialism and globalization, and shows that step dancing is a powerful tool of embodiment and meaning that can provoke important questions relating to culture and identity through the bodies of those who perform it. Focusing on the rural European region of North Kerry in the south-west of Ireland, Catherine Foley examines three step-dance practices: one, the rural Molyneaux step-dance practice, representing the end of a relatively long-lived system of teaching by itinerant dancing masters in the region; two, Rinceoirí na Ríochta, a dance school representative of the urbanized staged, competition orientated practice, cultivated by the cultural nationalist movement, the Gaelic League, established at the end of the nineteenth century, and practised today both in Ireland and abroad; and three, the stylized, commoditized, folk-theatrical practice of Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, established in North Kerry in the 1970s. Written from an ethnochoreological perspective, Catherine Foley provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers and cultural institutions in Ireland.

The Garland Encyclopedia Of World Music

Author : Ellen Koskoff
ISBN : 9781351544146
Genre : Music
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This volume makes available the full range of the American/Canadian musical experience, covering-for the first time in print-all major regions, ethnic groups, and traditional and popular contexts. From musical comedy to world beat, from the songs of the Arctic to rap and house music, from Hispanic Texas to the Chinese communities of Vancouver, the coverage captures the rich diversity and continuities of the vibrant music we hear around us. Special attention is paid to recent immigrant groups, to Native American traditions, and to such socio-musical topics as class, race, gender, religion, government policy, media, and technology.

The Garland Encyclopedia Of World Music

Author : Timothy Rice
ISBN : 9781351544269
Genre : Music
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Garland Encyclopedia Of World Music

Author : Terry E. Miller
ISBN : 9781351544207
Genre : Music
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia Of National Dress Traditional Clothing Around The World 2 Volumes

Author : Jill Condra
ISBN : 9780313376375
Genre : Art
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This two-volume set presents information and images of the varied clothing and textiles of cultures around the world, allowing readers to better appreciate the richness and diversity of human culture and history. • Contributions from over 50 experts in their field • Dozens of photographs • A bibliographic listing of further reading and references with each section

The Encyclopedia Of World Ballet

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781442245266
Genre : Performing Arts
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This reference work of more than 160 entries focuses on the uniqueness of ballet in the arts and its contribution to the study and appreciation of rhythmic control and the body in motion.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of World Folklore And Folklife

Author : William M. Clements
ISBN : 0313328471
Genre : Reference
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The Garland Encyclopedia Of World Music

Author : Virginia Danielson
ISBN : 9781351544177
Genre : Music
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Expert writers present the major traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, together with personal accounts of performers, composers, teachers, and ceremonies. A special feature of this volume is the inclusion of dozens of brief snap-shot essays that offer "lifestories" of typical musicmakers and their art, as well as first-person descriptions of specific music performances and events. Also includes maps and music examples.

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