Native American Dance Steps

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Courier Corporation, 2003 - Performing Arts - 104 pages
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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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Contents

Elements of the Dance
15
Jumping on Both Feet Simultaneously Apache Devil
22
A Comanche Step
29
A Twostep or WarDance Step
35
PART Two A Sioux Step
40
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