Dancing From Past To Present: Nation, Culture, Identities (Studies In Dance History)
Dancing from Past to Present: Nation, Culture, Identities (Studies in Dance History)
This groundbreaking collection combines ethnographic and historic strategies to reveal how dance plays crucial cultural roles in various regions of the world, including Tonga, Java, Bosnia-Herzegovina, New Mexico, India, Korea, Macedonia, and England. The essays find a balance between past and present and examine how dance and bodily practices are core identity and cultural creators. Reaching beyond the typically Eurocentric view of dance, Dancing from Past to Present opens a world of debate over the role dance plays in forming and expressing cultural identities around the world.
"Dancing from Past to Present stands alone as an entry to dance and ethnographic studies. An exemplary offering of interdisciplinary scholarship that deserves attention from historians and practitioners."—Thomas DeFrantz, editor of Dancing Many Drums
"An inspiring collection of case studies in a series of impressive, long-term ethnographic inquiries. Dancing from Past to Present brings historiography of dance into colourful and exciting new landscapes, adding new territories to our knowledge."—Professor...