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Appalachian DanceCreativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Susan Eike Spalding

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038549
eISBN:
9780252096457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038549.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book employs twenty-five years' worth of rich interviews with black and white Virginians, Tennesseeans, and Kentuckians to explore the evolution and social uses of dance in each region. It ... More

Becoming BeautifulBallroom Dance in the American Heartland

Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland

Joanna Bosse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039010
eISBN:
9780252096983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039010.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book explores the transformations undergone by the residents of a Midwestern town when they step out on the dance floor for the very first time. The book uses sensitive fieldwork as well as the ... More

Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora DanceIgniting Citizenship

Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship

Yvonne Daniel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036538
eISBN:
9780252093579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036538.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book provides a sweeping cultural and historical examination of Diaspora dance genres. The book investigates social dances brought to the islands by Europeans and Africans, including quadrilles ... More

Moving ConsciouslySomatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Sondra Fraleigh (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The popularity of yoga and Zen meditation has heightened awareness of somatic practices. Individuals develop the conscious embodiment central to somatics work via movement and dance, or through touch ... More

New German Dance Studies

New German Dance Studies

Susan Manning and Lucia Ruprecht (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036767
eISBN:
9780252093869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036767.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book offers fresh histories and theoretical inquiries that resonate across fields of the humanities. Sixteen chapters range from eighteenth-century theater dance to popular contemporary dances ... More

Stunning Males and Powerful FemalesGender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Stunning Males and Powerful Females: Gender and Tradition in East Javanese Dance

Christina Sunardi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038952
eISBN:
9780252096914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038952.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

In east Javanese dance traditions like Beskalan and Ngremo, musicians and dancers negotiate gender through performances where males embody femininity and females embody masculinity. This book ... More

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