Ballroom: Culture and Costumes in Competitive Dance / Edition 1

Ballroom: Culture and Costumes in Competitive Dance / Edition 1

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by Jonathan S. Marion
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1845207998

ISBN-13: 9781845207991

Pub. Date: 08/19/2008

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Competitive ballroom is much more than a style of dance. Rather, it is a continually evolving and increasingly global social and cultural arena of fashion, performance, art, sport, gender, and more.
Ballroom explores the intersection of dance cultures, dress, and the body.
the book presents the author's experiences at a range of international dance

Overview

Competitive ballroom is much more than a style of dance. Rather, it is a continually evolving and increasingly global social and cultural arena of fashion, performance, art, sport, gender, and more.
Ballroom explores the intersection of dance cultures, dress, and the body.
the book presents the author's experiences at a range of international dance events in Europe, the US and UK, as well as featuring the views of individual dancers. Ballroom shows how dancing influences mind and body alike. For students of anthropology, dance, cultural, and performance studies, this book provides an ethnographic picture of how dancers and others live their lives both on and off the dance floor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845207991
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Series:
Dress, Body, Culture Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Part 1: Setting the Stage
• Chapter 1: What is Competitive Ballroom Dance?
• Chapter 2: A Brief History of Ballroom
• Chapter 3: Judging Dancesport
• Part 2: Performing Dancesport
• Chapter 4: Ballroom as Spectacle
• Chapter 5: Ballroom as Art
• Chapter 6: Ballroom as Sport
• Part 3: Ballroom Competitions as Events
• Chapter 7: Competitions as Festival and Celebration
• Chapter 8: Competitions as Ritual
• Part 4: Costs, Consequences, and Outcomes
• Chapter 9: Costumes and Conduct
• Chapter 10: Performing Gender
• Chapter 11: Living the Dancesport Life
• Conclusion

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Ballroom: Culture and Costumes in Competitive Dance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where you hang up your coats. ~elizabeth
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