By Anthony Shay
Compiled in nice half from the author’s personal own dance adventure, this quantity seems to be at how a number of cultures use dance as a visible illustration in their identification, and the way “traditional” dances swap over the years. It discusses numerous “parallel layers” of dance: dances played at intra-cultural social events, dances used for illustration or presentation, and people dance performances. person chapters heart on a number of immigrant cultures. mainly the paintings specializes in cultural illustration and the way it's occasionally manipulated. Key people dance gala's within the usa and Canada are reviewed. Interviews with dancers, lecturers, and others supply a first-hand point of view. an in depth bibliography encompasses live performance courses and reports in addition to broader scholarly sources.
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Choreographing Identities: Folk Dance, Ethnicity and Festival in the United States and Canada by Anthony Shay