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Contemporary dance in Cuba : técnica Cubana as revolutionary movement

Author: Suki John
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By a dancer who traveled and worked in Cuba since the 1970s, provides an inside look at daily life in Cuba. From watching the great Alicia Alonso, to describing the economic trials of 1990s "Special Period," the author uses history, humor, personal experience, rich description and extensive interviews to reveal contemporary life and dance in Cuba"--Provided by publisher.
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John, Suki.
Contemporary dance in Cuba.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012
(DLC) 2012022463
(OCoLC)786447250
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suki John
ISBN: 9780786493258 0786493259
OCLC Number: 806038996
Description: 1 online resource (x, 221 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword by Elizabeth Zimmer; Preface; Introduction; Prologue: Havana 1973; 1. An Island of Dance; 2. Struggle and Sabor; 3. Fidelistas and Yanquis; 4. Birth of an Art Form:La Técnica Cubana; 5. Cuban Dance Legacies; 6. Cuban Ballet: Soviet Importor Sovereign School of Art?; 7. La Técnica Cubana:Form and Function; 8. Politics In-and Out of-the Studio; 9. Color; 10. Keeping the Gods at Bay; 11. Ramiro Guerra: Técnica De-contextualized; 12. Modern Dance:A Hearty, Subversive Hybrid; 13. Personal Perspectives; 14. International Influence; Epilogue: 2011.
Responsibility: Suki John ; foreword by Elizabeth Zimmer.

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