Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader

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This new collection of essays surveys the history of dance in an innovative and wide-ranging fashion. Editors Dils and Albright address the current dearth of comprehensive teaching material in the dance history field through the creation of a multifaceted, non-linear, yet well-structured and comprehensive survey of select moments in the development of both American and World dance. This book is illustrated with over 50 photographs, and would make an ideal text for undergraduate classes in dance ethnography, criticism or appreciation, as well as dance history—particularly those with a cross-cultural, contemporary, or an American focus.

The reader is organized into four thematic sections which allow for varied and individualized course use: Thinking about Dance History: Theories and Practices, World Dance Traditions, America Dancing, and Contemporary Dance: Global Contexts. The editors have structured the readings with the understanding that contemporary theory has thoroughly questioned the discursive construction of history and the resultant canonization of certain dances, texts and points of view. The historical readings are presented in a way that encourages thoughtful analysis and allows the opportunity for critical engagement with the text.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Wesleyan; 1st edition (October 19, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0819564133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819564139
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds

Customer Reviews

This is not something I would read for fun, but not failing my class is fun

One person found this helpful.
 on March 24, 2016
By Sunshine
I had to buy this for school. I even had to read it for school. This is not something I would read for fun, but not failing my class is fun, so I guess that counts, right?

Dance

One person found this helpful.
 on February 9, 2014
By Audrey
Got this book for Dance101 at CUNY Queens College Spring 2014. so far I like it, mostly we read the stories about Ballet for class. Its interesting to read about something and then practice doing it

Five Stars

 on August 11, 2016
By Melissa Baxter
It came earlier than expected and is perfect for my class!

Awesome!

 on March 5, 2016
By gmg4444
I had to purchase this book for school, and it came in perfect condition!

… book needed for college I’m not sure if I like it yet

 on August 17, 2015
By Lauri
Since this is a book needed for college I’m not sure if I like it yet.

Love it

 on June 29, 2013
By Bert777
Came in just in time. Love the book, helped with my final class. Highly recommend this reading for all dance majors

I thought it would take a while to get here

 on February 24, 2011
By Nat
But it came faster than I expected. I mean, I thought the price was unbelievable for a textbook, but the timing was the best.

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