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Core Collection in Dance
Mary E. Edsall
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8118-4
Publisher: ACRL
Price: $36.25
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258 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8118-4
Year Published: 2001
Intended for use by dance educators and librarians as a tool for development and expansion of existing collections, building collections from scratch, and the evaluation of collections. Included are dance biographies and autobiographies, historical overviews, and a list of reference works. Various dance styles referenced include
  • native peoples
  • African-American
  • Western European Renaissance and Baroque

A wide range of forms includes classical, ballet, jazz, tap, social and variety such as minstrel, vaudeville, and burlesque. Other sections include production and choreography.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction vii

List of Contributors xii

General Reference Works 1

Historical Overviews 6

Dance Biographies and Autobiographies 8

Dance Styles, Forms, and Traditions 25

Geographical Traditions 25
Africa 25
Americas 27
Asia 30
Europe 32
Mediterranean and the Near East 33
Oceania 36

African American Dance 37

African Caribbean Dance 39

Latin American Dance 42

Spanish Dance 44

Sacred and Liturgical Dance 45

Western European Renaissance and Baroque Dance 48

Ballet 54

Modern and Postmodern Dance 63

Jazz Dance 72

Tap Dance 74

European and American Social Dance Traditions 76
Folk Dancing 76
Square, Old Time, Contra, and Round Dancing 79
Ballroom, Club Dancing, Competition Dancing, and
Dance Sport 80

Variety Dance 83
Minstrel 84
Vaudeville 85
Burlesque 85

Dance in Commercial Theater and Movies 86

Television and Video Dance 89

Choreography 90

Dance Production and Administration 94

Dance Notation 97

Dance Criticism 101

Dance Theory 104

Dance and Related Arts 110

Dance Education 113

Dance Ethnology and the Anthropology of Dance 117

Dance Science and Medicine 121

Dance Therapy 124

Somatic Studies 127

Dance Preservation 131

Periodicals 133

Internet Resources 143

Appendix: Addresses
Film and Video Distributors 145
Out of Print Dance Booksellers 160

Titles 163
Names 211
Subjects 234

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