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Title:
Rethinking dance history : a reader
Author:
Carter, Alexandra.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
x, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip045/2003013057.html
ISBN:
9780415287463

9780415287470
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Book

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Summary

By taking a fresh approach to the study of history in general, Alexandra Carter's Rethinking Dance Historyoffers new perspectives on important periods in dance history and seeks to address some of the gaps and silences left within that history. Encompassing ballet, South Asian, modern dance forms and much more, this book provides exciting new research on topics as diverse as:
*the Victorian music hall
*film musicals and popular music videos
*the impact of Neoclassical fashion on ballet
*women's influence on early modern dance
*methods of dance reconstruction.
Featuring work by some of the major voices in dance writing and discourse, this unique anthology will prove invaluable for both scholars and practitioners, and a source of interest for anyone who is fascinated by dance's rich and multi-layered history.


Author Notes

Alexandra Carter is a Reader in Dance Studies at Middlesex University, where she also teaches dance history and critical studies. She is a regular contributor to dance and performing arts journals, and editor of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader(1998).