The Oxford Dictionary Of Dance (Oxford Paperbacks)
Debra CraineISBN: 0198607652;
Book DescriptionHere is a lively, informative roadmap to a truly protean art form, an ideal resource for everyone who loves Swan Lake or the Rockettes, Merce Cunningham or Fred Astaire. The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world. Readers will find information on classical ballet, Spanish flamenco, Indian Bharata Natyam, Japanese Butoh, and jazz. The volume also covers post-modern dance, examining everything from Balanchine to recent practitioners of Eurocrash, minimalism, and contact improvisation. Ranging from the history of music to the changing design of the ballet shoe, here is a comprehensive and affordable...
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