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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance free pdf With over 2,500 entries covering all aspects of dance, this unique dictionary is the only one of its kind available. It is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of dance in paperback, ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance. It provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the current diverse dance scene. During the last twenty years the boundaries of dance have been radically redrawn. There has been an explosion of new activity within traditional forms like ballet, a stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers, and there is a growing appreciation of cultural dance forms from around the world. Fans today are likely to attend performances as varied as Spanish flamenco, Indian bharata natyam, Japanese butoh, classical ballet, and post-modern dance. With an emphasis on performance - the dance we see in our theatres today - readers will find both fact and analysis on a wide range of subjects, from styles of dance and the history of dance companies and their productions, to dancers, choreographers, and technical terms.

About Debra Craine

Debra Craine is Deputy Arts Editor and Chief Dance Critic of The Times. She has studied ballet, modern dance, jazz, and dance notation. Debra has contributed to several leading reference books on dance, including The International Dictionary of Ballet (1993) and has worked as a theatre critic. She has been writing about dance for more than twenty years for publications in Great Britain and North America, and has appeared many times on radio as a dance critic. Judith Mackrell is Dance Critic of The Guardian. She studied English and Philosophy at the University of York and the University of Oxford. From 1981-86 she was a part-time lectuerer in English and Dance at the University of Oxford, Oxford Polytechnic, and the Roehampton Institute, and has been a freelance dance writer and arts broadcaster since 1986. Judith was also made an Honorary Fellow of the Laban Centre for Dance in 1986. Her previous books include Out of Line, Reading Dance, and Life in Dance: Darcey Bussell (1998).

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Author : Debra Craine
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 28 October 2004
ISBN : 0198607652
EAN : 9780198607656
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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