Folk dancing

    Simple Story

    By Leila Guerriero

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    'An epic of noble proportions' SpectatorA thrilling journey in search of the legendary malambo dance of Argentina, and one Gaucho who faces the biggest contest of his lifeEvery year, at the height of summer, the remote Argentinian village of Laborde holds the prestigious national malambo contest. Little known outside the...

    Dance Theatre in Ireland: Revolutionary Moves

    By Aoife McGrath

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    Dance theatre has become a site of transformation in the Irish performance landscape. This book conducts a socio-political and cultural reading of dance theatre practice in Ireland from Yeats' dance plays at the start of the 20th century to Celtic-Tiger-era works of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and CoisCeim Dance Theatre...

    Mudras of India: A Comprehensive Guide to the Hand Gestures of Yoga and Indian Dance

    By Revital Carroll

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    For the first time, the elaborate system of Indian hand mudras has been compiled into a comprehensive format that allows readers access to this still esoteric body of knowledge. The book presents over 200 mudras, each with photograph, Sanskrit name, translation, and a detailed explanation of technique, application, benefits and...

    Traditional Barn Dances with Calls and Fiddling

    By Jacqueline Laufman

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    Presents a collection of 46 American community folk dances and their historical origins. As many school curriculums require dance, rhythm and music, preferably integrated with cultural and historical validity, this title provides authentic fiddle music, sheet music, folklore and facts about the dances and easy-to-follow step descriptions.

    Embodied Communities: Dance Traditions and Change in Java

    By Felicity Hughes-Freeland

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    Court dance in Java has changed from a colonial ceremonial tradition into a national artistic classicism. Central to this general transformation has been dance's role in personal transformation, developing appropriate forms of everyday behaviour and strengthening the powers of persuasion that come from skillful manipulation...

    Caribbean Dance from Abakua to Zouk: How Movement Shapes Identity

    By Susanna Sloat

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    An overview of the Caribbean dances, from Abakua and Zouk, and the complex, fused, and layered cultures that gave birth to them. This book describes how dance shapes personal, communal, and national identity. It shows how Caribbean rhythms, dances, fragments of movement, and even attitudes toward movement reach beyond the...

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