Bali - Magical Dances

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epubli, Nov 14, 2012 - Performing Arts
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The book deals with the forms, contents and societal meaning of Balinese dance. It shows the aesthetics of Balinese dance while highlighting the role of dance in Balinese society. It is of interest for all Bali enthusiasts - ethnologists, dramatists or theater visitors, dancers, actors and, in particular, travelers to Bali. The book accounts for the attraction that Balinese dance has on nearly every person who comes into contact with it. The reader gets to know a few dancers personally. They are presented in short portraits; one learns about their development, relationship to their art and their typical work day. 40 beautiful photos.
 

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Margarete Merkle studied Ethnology, Dramatic Arts and Journalism in Berlin. She completed her thesis on Balinese dances. In many trips to Bali, she deepened her knowledge about Balinese dance, primarily through interviews and research. Professionally, Margarete Merkle is working in the field of public relations and as a freelance journalist in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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