DK Eyewitness Books: Dance

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Penguin, Apr 11, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Here is an original and exciting new guide to the magic and beauty of dance around the world. Step-by-step sequences and glorious full-color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of dance traditions including the magical performances, stunning costumes- and extraordinary talent of dancers. See a ballet costume designed by Picasso, dancers who balance on stilts, and headdresses studded withgemstones. Learn why male dancers sometimes dress as women, the stories of the great classical ballets, and why the tango was banned. Discover why Javanese dancers "flow like water," see dance crazes from the last 100 years, witness the dervishes who whirl around in worship, and much, much more.

Discover the world of dance from the magic of ballet to the drama of flamenco

 

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Contents

8 What is dance?
8
10 Learning to dance
10
12 Ballet class
12
14 Accompaniment to dance
14
16 Keeping time
16
18 Themes and messages
18
20 Telling tales
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22 Beauty and strength
22
40 Role reversal
40
42 Something old something new
42
44 Changes over time
44
46 Groups and shapes
46
48 Dance and community
48
50 Sets for dance
50
52 Behind the scenes
52
54 Famous dancers
54

24 Fancy footwear
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26 Makeup
26
28 Costumes in dance
28
30 Costume design
30
32 Behind a mask
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34 Dance and worship
34
36 Court dance
36
38 National heritage
38
56 Choreography
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58 Dance crazes
58
60 Did you know?
60
62 World of dance
62
64 Find out more
64
66 Glossary
66
72 Index
72
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