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Ballroom : culture and costume in competitive dance

Author: Jonathan S Marion
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2008.
Series: Dress, body, culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : English edView all editions and formats
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"Competitive ballroom is much more than a style of dance. Rather, it is a continually evolving and increasingly global social and cultural arena: of fashion, performance, art, sport, gender and more." "Ballroom explores the intersection of dance cultures, dress and the body. Presenting the author's experiences at an international range of dance events in Europe, the US and UK, as well as featuring the views of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marion, Jonathan S.
Ballroom.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2008
(DLC) 2008007436
(OCoLC)202542017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan S Marion
ISBN: 9780857851468 0857851462 9781847887498 184788749X 9781847887115 1847887112
OCLC Number: 719377461
Description: 1 online resource (x, 210 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: What is competitive ballroom dance? --
A brief history of ballroom --
Judging ballroom dance --
Ballroom as spectacle --
Ballroom as art --
Ballroom as sport --
Competitions as festival and celebration --
Competitions as ritual --
Costumes and conduct --
Performing --
Living the dancesport life --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Dress, body, culture.
Responsibility: Jonathan S. Marion.

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Explores the intersection of dance cultures, dress, and the body. Presenting the author's experiences at an international range of dance events from Europe, the US and UK, as well as featuring the  Read more...
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Ballroom is a deeply layered and compelling account of competitive ballroom dance, combining Jonathan Marion's insightful roles as ethnographer, photographer, and accomplished ballroom dancer. The Read more...

 
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