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Dancing : the pleasure, power, and art of movement

Author: Gerald Jonas
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, in association with Thirteen/WNET, 1998, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the history of dance, dance around the world, and influential dancers and choreographers of the past and present.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Jonas
ISBN: 0810927918 9780810927919
OCLC Number: 40886250
Notes: "A companion book to an eight-part public television series"--Title page verso.
"Clothbound edition published in 1992"--Title page verso.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The power of dance --
Lord of the dance --
Dance of the realm --
Social dance --
Classical dance theater --
New worlds of dance --
Modernizing dance --
Dancing in one world.
Other Titles: Pleasure, power, and art of movement
Responsibility: Gerald Jonas ; preface by Rhoda Grauer.

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The first illustrated, international survey of dancing covers all aspects of dance--not only the major theatrical traditions, but also dance as a form of social, cultural, and religious expression.  Read more...

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