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Irish Dancing: The Festival Story
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|September 5, 2019

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The festival tradition of Irish dancing has played a significant part in Ulster's culture over the past century.  This historical account takes the reader on a journey from courtly ballrooms and cottage firesides across a landscape of barn dances,…
Healing Journeys with the Black Madonna: Chants, Music, and Sacred Practices of the Great Goddess

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An experiential guide to the ancient healing rituals of the Black Madonna • Reveals the practices and rites of the still-living cult of the Black Madonna in the remote villages of Southern Italy, including the healing rites of the tarantella dance •…
Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing: An Historical and Ethnographic Perspective
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|July 4, 2017

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The step-dancing of the Scotch Gaels in Nova Scotia is the last living example of a form of dance that waned following the great emigrations to Canada that ended in 1845. The Scotch Gael has been reported as loving dance, but step-dancing in Scotland had all but…
Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Beginner's Guide To The Performing Arts Of Bali

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This book is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the most commonly seen forms of traditional performing arts in Bali: gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry. Ideal reading for visitors to the island, as well as anyone interested in Balinese culture, this…
The Country Dance Book - The Old-Fashioned Square Dance, its History, Lore, Variations & its…

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This vintage book contains a complete guide to country dancing, with chapters on everything from its history, lore and development; to how the dances are performed and beyond. Written in simple, plain language and profusely illustrated, "The Country Dance Book"…
Ring Of Liberation: Deceptive Discourse in Brazilian Capoeira

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Based on eighteen months of intensive participant-observation, Ring of Liberation offers both an in-depth description of capoeira—a complex Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines feats of great strength and athleticism with music and poetry—and a…
In Search Of Legitimacy: How Outsiders Become Part Of The Afro-brazilian Capoeira Tradition

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Every year, countless young adults from affluent, Western nations travel to Brazil to train in capoeira, the dance/martial art form that is one of the most visible strands of the Afro-Brazilian cultural tradition. In Search of Legitimacy explores why "first…
Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston

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The Swinging Sporran: A Lighthearted Guide to the Basic Steps of Scottish Reels and Country Dances

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Song and dance are at the very centre of any nation's culture and are said to represent the innermost character of a people. The whirling, dashing and spinning of the classic Scottish reels are no exception. Here, Roddy Martine and Andrew Campell provide a…
Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts

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This ground-breaking work brings dance into current discussions of the African presence in American culture. Dixon Gottschild argues that the Africanist aesthetic has been invisibilized by the pervasive force of racism. This book provides evidence to correct and…
Movement Of The People: Hungarian Folk Dance, Populism, And Citizenship

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Since 1990, thousands of Hungarians have vacationed at summer camps devoted to Hungarian folk dance in the Transylvanian villages of neighboring Romania. This folk tourism and connected everyday practices of folk dance revival take place against the backdrop of…
What's A Feis? An Irish Dance Memoir
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|November 4, 2015

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