Native American Dance Steps
This well-researched book provides details of the varied steps that certain groups of Native Americans have used to express their dance ideas — from skips, jumps, and hop steps, to an Indian form of the pas de bourrée. Similarities to Oriental dances, classical ballet, Spanish and Russian variants, and steps in other dance forms are also considered. Examples are given of Indian dance music, words, and descriptive sounds that accompany this music, and the choreography of certain typical Indian dances of the Southwest. Authentic illustrations by a Native American artist depict dancers, while outline figures characterize steps and postures. An inportant addition to the libraries of anthropologists and students of Native American culture, this classic will be invaluable to ethnomusicologists and choreographers.
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Elements of the Dance
Jumping on Both Feet Simultaneously Apache Devil
A Comanche Step
A Twostep or WarDance Step
PART Two A Sioux Step
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8th-note values alternation American Indian Arthur Baker ball of left ball of right ballet beat body and head body is inclined brush-back bull carries the weight characteristic Continue costumes cowhide dancers Dog Dance drum drum-beat value EAGLE DANCE Explanation of step facing front foot and raise foot to ground forward-thrust grandfather hand inches forward Indian ceremonial Indian dance-art J J J J J J jump left foot left knee Lower left heel Main-step to end Mananca Matachines Mexican mitre Montezuma movement ne ya pivot-turn portamento position posture Pueblo Indian raise left Raise right foot reference-numbers in score rhythm right foot three right toe San Ildefonso Indian San Ildefonso Pueblo Santa Clara Pueblo semi-squatting Snowbird song Step on ball Step on left Step on right step reference-numbers SUN DANCE Tap right foot Tesuque Pueblo Touch right foot touches the ground tribes tunes twisted to right