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Encyclopedia of World Folk Dance (Hardcover) (Mary Ellen Snodgrass)

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While there are books about folk dances from individual countries or regions, there isn’t a single comprehensive book on folk dances across the globe. This illustrated compendium offers the student, teacher, choreographer, historian, media critic, ethnographer, and general reader an overview of the evolution and social and religious significance of folk dance.

The Encyclopedia of World Folk Dancefocuses on the uniqueness of kinetic performance and its contribution to the study and appreciation of rhythmic expression around the globe. Following a chronology of momentous events dating from prehistoryto the present day, the entries in this volume include material on technical terms, character roles, and specific dances. The entries also summarize the historical and ethnic milieu of each style and execution, highlighting, among other elements, such features as:
  • origins
  • purpose
  • rituals and traditions
  • props
  • dress
  • holidays
  • themes
Number of Pages: 403
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Language: English
Street Date: August 8, 2016
TCIN: 51639146
UPC: 9781442257481
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-0827
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