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Dance (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Here is an original and exciting new guide to the magic and beauty of dance around the world. Step-by-step sequences and full-color photographs offer a unique view of dance traditions -- including the magical performances, stunning costumes, and extraordinary talent of dancers.

Surveys all forms of dance throughout the world, discussing its cultural and social significance, its costume, its history, and noted dancers and ...

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Overview

Here is an original and exciting new guide to the magic and beauty of dance around the world. Step-by-step sequences and full-color photographs offer a unique view of dance traditions -- including the magical performances, stunning costumes, and extraordinary talent of dancers.

Surveys all forms of dance throughout the world, discussing its cultural and social significance, its costume, its history, and noted dancers and choreographers.

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Children's Literature - Judy Chernak
This lavishly illustrated photographic survey of the world's dances is part of the "Eyewitness Books" series and includes a wealth of information about everything related to mankind's oldest form of expression. From elaborate costuming to authentic makeup to social customs to the tilt of a finger or toe, the reader is swept into the entire world of dance. We are instructed in instruments, costuming, jewelry, masks, sets, choreographic styles and technique of the globe's most famous dancers. This book is an invaluable resource and a joy to discover.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756610654
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 211,381
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

What is dance? 8
Learning to dance 10
Ballet class 12
Accompaniment 14
Keeping time 16
Themes and messages 18
Telling tales 20
Beauty and strength 22
Fancy footwear 24
Makeup 26
Costumes in dance 28
Costume design 30
Behind a mask 32
Dance and worship 34
Court dance and pageantry 36
National heritage 38
Role reversal 40
Something old, something new 42
Changes over time 44
Groups and shapes 46
Dance and community 48
Sets for dance 50
Behind the scenes 52
Famous dancers 54
Choreography 56
Dance crazes 58
Index 60
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2008

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    I love this book! It gives really good information on dances from all around the world and is enriched with colorful info. on the fun extras that always come with dancing as well.

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    Posted December 2, 2008

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