The Living World of Dance: Artistry in Motion
Smithmark, 1997 - Performing Arts - 142 pages
Dancing is a universal human behavior and, for some, a passion. Whether as devotion, celebration, art form, self expression or sheer entertainment, the world's dance traditions are magnificently diverse. Divided into detailed sections, "The Living World Of Dance" opens by covering ceremonial and ritual dance, examining the sacred dances of ancient cultures such as those of the Hindu and Native American Hopi peoples. Theatrical dance from around the world, including performances of American tap dancers, Persian harem dancers, and Balinese wayang wong dancers follows. Modern dance, including the work of Martha Graham and George Balanchine is explored next, followed by a colorful look at social dance, the basis of community celebrations around the world.
-- Dance as it has evolved over time around the world described in an original text
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