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Appreciating dance : a guide to the world's liveliest art

Author: Harriet R Lihs; Dance Horizons (Firm); Princeton Book Company.
Publisher: Trenton, New Jersey : Princeton Book Company, Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth EditionView all editions and formats
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"Appreciating Dance is a thorough and accurate history of various forms of dance, analyzing everything from social dance, and ballet to modern dance, tap, jazz, theatrical dance and contemporary dance. In it readers will find: a brief biography of notable dancers and choreographers; information needed to expand the enjoyment of performance; the intersection of dance and religion; the history of dance through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet R Lihs; Dance Horizons (Firm); Princeton Book Company.
ISBN: 9780871273956 0871273950
OCLC Number: 1045332761
Notes: "A Dance Horizons book."
Previous edition published in 2009.
Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Definitions and origins --
Dance and religion --
Social dance --
The development of ballet : from the royal courts to theatrical dance --
Modern dance : new voices, new ideas --
The American originals : tap, jazz, musical theater, television and film dance --
Dance in the 21st century --
A dancer's world : careers and concerns.
Other Titles: Guide to the world's liveliest art
Responsibility: Harriet R. Lihs and the editors of Dance Horizons.

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"Appreciating Dance is a thorough and accurate history of various forms of dance, analyzing everything from social dance, and ballet to modern dance, tap, jazz, theatrical dance and contemporary dance. In it readers will find: a brief biography of notable dancers and choreographers; information needed to expand the enjoyment of performance; the intersection of dance and religion; the history of dance through the beginning of the 21st century; and budding dance trends. Every chapter in this fifth edition has been updated and revised with new information, including suggestions for YouTube viewing at the end of each chapter."--Provided by publisher.

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