Dancing Through History

by Joan Cass

Pearson Education | March 23, 1993 | Trade Paperback

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Setting dance within a cultural context that is both understandable and interesting, this insightful reference captures the true art form of dance and traces the activity of dance as it existed down through the ages and all over the world. Beginning with the origins of dance and moving on to what takes place on Western dance stages today, this volume offers a sweeping overview of primitive, ethnic, and folk dance forms ... examines the major branches of Western dance art including ballet from its inception in 16th century Europe, modern dance, jazz, avant-garde, and the international eclectic contemporary scene ... tracks the repertory, technical training of performers, and creative theory of the many traditions that unify this art form ... includes discussions of significant dancers, their contributions, and the performers that inspired them; the background of period styles; pertinent ideas of major choreographers; capsule biographies of outstanding dance artists; effects of music and design on choreography; national characteristics of dance; the psychology of performers; and coverage on such concepts as Classic, Romantic, and Avant-garde to clarify trends and invoke thought on the Dance Art and society ... and makes many comparisons to current day events. Suitable for anyone involved or interested in dance history.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.87 in

Published: March 23, 1993

Publisher: Pearson Education

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0132043890

ISBN - 13: 9780132043892

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Dancing Through History

by Joan Cass

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.87 in

Published: March 23, 1993

Publisher: Pearson Education

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0132043890

ISBN - 13: 9780132043892

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Conclusion,” “Summary,” “Student Interview,” “Key Concepts,” “Study Questions,” and “Student Activity.” 1. Introduction. Health Psychology: An Introduction. Health Psychology: Biophysical Model. Culture and the Study of Health Psychology. Research in Multicutural Health Psychology. Healthy People 2000. Health Statistics. Basics for the Text. Recurring Themes. 2. Diet. Dietary Trends. Diet and Disease. Food Habits. Food Habits Across Ethnic Groups. The Psychology of Food Choice. Personal and Social Barriers. Cognitive Barriers. Disordered Eating. Cultural Sensitivity in Treatment. Spotlight on Biology: The Biology of Eating. 3. Smoking Nicotine and the Committed Smoker. Smoking Incidence. Biophysical Model and Smoking. Genetics and Smoking. Brain Activity and Smoking. Conditioning and Smoking. Cognition and Smoking. Social Learning. Smoking and Underrepresented Populations. Spotlight on Biology: Nicotine Dependence. 4. Risky Behavior. Substance Abuse. Sexual Behavior. Personal Factors and Risky Behavior. Prevention/Intervention. Spotlight on Biology: The Stages of HIV Infection. 5. Exercise. Health Benefits of Exercise. Persoanl Barriers. Social Factors as Barriers. Interventions. Spotlight on Biology: Exercise Physiology. 6. Health Psychology and the Workplace. The Significance of Studying Health and the Workplace. Diversity in the Workforce. Variation in Decision Latitude and
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Setting dance within a cultural context that is both understandable and interesting, this insightful reference captures the true art form of dance and traces the activity of dance as it existed down through the ages and all over the world. Beginning with the origins of dance and moving on to what takes place on Western dance stages today, this volume offers a sweeping overview of primitive, ethnic, and folk dance forms ... examines the major branches of Western dance art including ballet from its inception in 16th century Europe, modern dance, jazz, avant-garde, and the international eclectic contemporary scene ... tracks the repertory, technical training of performers, and creative theory of the many traditions that unify this art form ... includes discussions of significant dancers, their contributions, and the performers that inspired them; the background of period styles; pertinent ideas of major choreographers; capsule biographies of outstanding dance artists; effects of music and design on choreography; national characteristics of dance; the psychology of performers; and coverage on such concepts as Classic, Romantic, and Avant-garde to clarify trends and invoke thought on the Dance Art and society ... and makes many comparisons to current day events. Suitable for anyone involved or interested in dance history.

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B> Setting dance within a cultural context that is both understandable and interesting, this insightful reference captures the true art form of dance and traces the activity of dance as it existed down through the ages and all over the world. Beginning with the origins of dance and moving on to what takes place on Western dance stages today, this volume offers a sweeping overview of primitive, ethnic, and folk dance forms ... examines the major branches of Western dance art including ballet from its inception in 16th century Europe, modern dance, jazz, avantgarde, and the international eclectic contemporary scene ... tracks the repertory, technical training of performers, and creative theory of the many traditions that unify this art form ... includes discussions of significant dancers, their contributions, and the performers that inspired them; the background of period styles; pertinent ideas of major choreographers; capsule biographies of outstanding dance artists; effects of music and design on choreography; national characteristics of dance; the psychology of performers; and coverage on such concepts as Classic, Romantic, and Avantgarde to clarify trends and invoke thought on the Dance Art and society ... and makes many comparisons to current day events. Suitable for anyone involved or interested in dance history.
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