Asian Dance

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Infobase Publishing, 2010 - Performing Arts - 169 pages
Asian Dance, aSecond Editionaintroduces readers to the rich variety of dance traditions of India, Thailand, Java, Bali, China, and Japan. From the profound impact Hindu deities had on dance in India and later in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago to the 20th-century development of Butoh in Japan, dance has been a means for people to express themselves religiously, culturally, and socially in celebration. In learning about the varied Asian dances across the world's largest continent, readers will discover how the art form is an essential way for Asians to express themselves and their history
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Foreword
10
Perspectives of Human Culture and Development
15
India The Divine Dance of Life and Death
27
Dance in Southeast Asia
52
The Famous Dance Cultures of Indonesia
62
China Vast and Ancient with a Love of Music and Dance
86
Japanese Performing Arts
105
Notes
138
Glossary
144
Bibliography
151
Further Resources
154
Picture Credits
157
Index
158
About the Author and Consulting Editor
168
Copyright

Chronology
130

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