African Dance

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 136 pages
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The ancient tradition of African dance has influenced dance styles all over the world. It is used to commemorate many annual ceremonies and activities, such as rites of passage and the harvest, and it is also an important form of recreation, religious expression, and storytelling. In African Dance, Second Edition, the varied cultures of Africa and their respective dances are explored, along with the effects that colonialism had on the art form.

 

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This is a great book that has given me great insight into African dances. It has really helped me in my research. Good job.

Contents

Introduction
6
Foreword
9
Dance as a Reflection of Life
13
West African Dances
38
East and Central African Dances
63
North African Dances
78
Southern African Dances
99
Surviving Colonialism
113
Glossary
120
Bibliography
125
Further Resources
127
Picture Credits
129
Index
130
About the Author
135
About the Consulting Editor
136
Copyright

Chronology
117

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About the author (2010)

Jacques d'Amboise is a former principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. He founded the National Dance Institute in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate individuals toward excellence.

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