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Part of the New York Public Library, this catalog lists works about all forms of dance, from all cultures, in print and other media. Offers citation information for an international range of dance periodicals.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is a collection of scholarly research in the Humanities and Social Sciences that consists of 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world, and 1.2 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Coverage is from 1861 to the present day.
2018, Patricia Beamann; "From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, World Dance Cultures introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. This highly illustrated textbook draws on wide-ranging historical documentation and first-hand accounts, taking in India, Bali, Java, Cambodia, China, Japan, Hawai¿i, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Africa, Turkey, Spain, Native America, South America, and the Caribbean. Each chapter covers a certain region¿s distinctive dances, pinpoints key issues and trends from the form¿s development to its modern iteration, and offers a wealth of study features including: Case Studies ¿ zooming in on key details of a dance form¿s cultural, historical, and religious contexts ¿Explorations¿ ¿ first-hand descriptions of dances, from scholars, anthropologists and practitioners ¿Think About¿ ¿ provocations to encourage critical analysis of dance forms and the ways in which they¿re understood Discussion Questions ¿ starting points for group work, classroom seminars or individual study Further Study Tips ¿ listing essential books, essays and video material. Offering a comprehensive overview of each dance form covered with over 100 full color photos, World Dance Cultures is an essential introductory resource for students and instructors alike.
Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance by Evangelos Chrysagis (Editor); Panas Karampampas (Editor)
2017 "Across spatial, bodily, and ethical domains, music and dance both emerge from and give rise to intimate collaboration. This theoretically rich collection takes an ethnographic approach to understanding the collective dimension of sound and movement in everyday life, drawing on genres and practices in contexts as diverse as Japanese shakuhachi playing, Peruvian huayno, and the Greek goth scene. Highlighting the sheer physicality of the ethnographic encounter, as well as the forms of sociality that gradually emerge between self and other, each contribution demonstrates how dance and music open up pathways and give shape to life trajectories that are neither predetermined nor teleological, but generative."
Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives : identity, embodiment, and culture
2014, Linda E. Dankworth, editor; "Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives presents the work of dance scholars whose professional fieldwork spans several continents and includes studies of the dance and movement systems of varied global communities."
2012, Sam Gill and Richard Carp, editors; "In this provocative study of dancing, Sam Gill examines the interpretive styles of a variety of cultural dance traditions in discourse with the philosophic traditions of Schiller, Merleau-Ponty, Barbaras, Derrida, Leroi-Gourhan, and Baudrillard. As a scholar of religion, Gill provides special consideration to the importance of this emerging appreciation of dancing as a perspective inclusive of body and experience. Each chapter delves into the many factions of dancing: moving, gesturing, self-othering, playing, seducing, and masking. Gill also draws on the analysis of contemporary dance films and musicals, his experience as a dancer and dance teacher, his extensive research on dance traditions, and his interest in neurobiology and phenomenology to develop the core of this rich exploration of dancing, the structurality of all dances."
Dancing Cultures : globalization, tourism and identity in the anthropology of dance
2012, Hélène Neveu Kringelbach, editor; "Dance is more than an aesthetic of life - dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed for tourists in Mexico, Panama and Canada. Dance often captures those essential dimensions of social life that cannot be easily put into words. What are the flows and movements of dance carried by migrants and tourists? How is dance used to shape nationalist ideology? What are the connections between dance and ethnicity, gender, health, globalization and nationalism, capitalism and post-colonialism? Through innovative and wide-ranging case studies, the contributors explore the central role dance plays in culture as leisure commodity, cultural heritage, cultural aesthetic or cathartic social movement."
Dancing from Past to Present : nation, culture, identities
2006, Theresa Jill Buckland, editor; "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.
2004, Drid Williams; Brenda Farnell (Foreword by) "Anthropology and the Dance is a lively, controversial examination and discussion of theories of dance by the pioneer of the anthropology of human movement. Drid Williams's definitive text is explicitly intended for graduate students in anthropology faced with the wide spectrum of theories of human movement, including the dance, sign language, martial arts, and rituals. With its groundbreaking approach to this previously unexamined field, however, Anthropology and the Dance brings the study of human movement to readers in fields such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, ethnomusicology, library science, physical education, history, music, linguistics, dance, and dance education.Williams examines subjects ranging from Aboriginal and African dances to the Royal Ballet, and makes a compelling case for moving beyond the Western view of the dance as mere entertainment, locating human movement firmly and irrefutably within the sphere of serious study. Anthropology and the Dance: Ten Lectures is the thoroughly rewritten second edition of Ten Lectures on Theories of the Dance (1991). Included are a glossary of terms, indexes and notes, an updated bibliography, and an appendix, "An Exercise in Applied Personal Anthropology."
2003, Helen Thomas. "This book takes its point of departure from the overwhelming interest in theories of the body and performativity in sociology and cultural studies in recent years. It explores a variety of ways of looking at dance as a social and artistic (bodily) practice as a means of generating insights into the politics of identity and difference as they are situated and traced through representations of the body and bodily practices. These issues are addressed through a series of case studies."
1999, Theresa J. Buckland, editor. "This international collection on dance ethnography - the first of its kind - comprises original contributions on fieldwork in dance and human movement. Based on extensive fieldwork experience, it explores the major theoretical approaches, methods and concerns of dance and movement research from anthropological and ethnochoreological perspectives. The result underlines the existing and continuing growth in dance ethnography which will also be of interest to those in dance studies, anthropology, cultural studies, folklore, ethnomusicology and sociology."
Anthropology of Human Movement : The Study of Dances
1997, Drid Williams. "Anthropology & Human Movement, 1: The Study of Dances brings together one philosopher (David Best) & seven leading anthropologists (Joann W. Keali'inohomoku, Anya Peterson Royce, Drid Williams, Adrienne Kaeppler, John Middleton, Edward Schieffelin & Marjorie Franken) in a discussion of dances & ceremonies from around the world. Essays examine ballet, Hopi dances, Mexican dances, Lugbara dances (East Africa), dances of the Kaluli people (New Guinea), & formalized systems of movement in Tonga. Anthropology & Human Movement, 1 includes "Notes on Comparative Method" & a chapter from David Best's Philosophy & Human Movement on the problem of definition. It incorporates comments by well-known authors on signs & symbols. Each author's contribution is accompanied by biographical notes, summary exercises, & study questions. Designed for use in any course aiming to provide an anthropological perspective on the study of dances & rituals, Anthropology & Human Movement, 1 will prove to be useful to all audiences with an interest in social & cultural anthropology, performance studies, linguistics, ethnomusicology, & dance ethnology."
A set of 30 DVDs with 9 guide books: v.1. Introduction -- v.2. East Asia -- v.3. Southeast Asia -- v.4. South Asia -- v.5. Middle East & Africa -- v.6. Soviet Union -- v.7. Europe -- v.8. Americas -- v.9. Oceania
Streaming video of dance performances and dance documentaries. Videos can be browsed by people, role, ensemble, genre, and venue. Material types include documentaries, editorials, instructional, interviews, and performances.
Ethnographic Video Online is a comprehensive online resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. Intended to be a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures.