The Oxford Dictionary of Dance / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$15.78
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.38
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 76%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $4.38   
  • New (8) from $12.92   
  • Used (8) from $4.38   

Overview

"This new dictionary by two leading and authoritative writers on dance provides the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse modern dance scene. With an emphasis on performance the dance we see in theatres today - readers will find both fact and analysis on a wide range of subjects from dancers and choreographers to dance styles and technical terms." Readership: General dance fans, as well as dance students and teachers.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Capturing the elusive art of dance in print is nearly impossible. Compiling a concise account of its names, places, organizations, and vocabulary is an art in itself and one that here is worthy of applause. Springing from The Oxford Dictionary of Ballet, this volume extends its coverage to include the many other kinds of dance performed around the world. The authors--Craine is deputy arts editor and chief dance critic for The Times (London) and Mackrell is dance critic for the Guardian--have choreographed a work that will be useful for students, dancers, and dance audiences alike. From the ballet Abraxas to Diaghilev dancer Nicholas Zvereff, more than 500 densely packed pages offer alphabetized dance facts and features that range through time and around the world. In contrast to earlier editions, individual entries here do not include bibliographies, but a substantial selected bibliography lists reference books, periodicals, and biographies and autobiographies. This new version of an old favorite is recommended for all reference collections.--Carolyn M. Mulac, Chicago P.L. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-This single-volume dictionary offers amazingly comprehensive coverage of the world of dance. Within its 25,000 entries, readers can find everything from a three-line explanation of "fado" to a three-page essay about Russia, the USSR, and ballet. Choreography, performers, composers, designers, companies, institutions, specific works and productions, terminology, films, and even dance shoes are all included. Longer essays address dance by country, historical period, and form. From classical ballet to hip-hop, fandango to Kabuki, Fonteyn to Fosse-they're all here. Dance dictionaries and/or encyclopedias with this breadth of coverage are hard to find. Although this dictionary has no illustrations, its all-inclusive format makes it an excellent purchase for any high school library.-Becky Ferrall, Stonewall Jackson High School, Manassas, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
This dance dictionary is most marked by its inclusivity, covering ballet capoeira, flamenco, hip-hop, jazz, Kabuki, modern, contemporary, raqs sharqi, salsa, tango, tap, and ballroom. Search for choreographers<-->Frederick Ashton, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Streb, Bill T. Jones, or Maurice B<'e>jart; for techniques and terms such as allegro, contact improvisation, contraction and release, Labannotation, fouett<'e>, mudra, and ; for companies such as the Kirov Ballet, Paris Opera, and Riverdance, for productions like the Rite of Spring, Sleeping Beauty, and The Green Table. Even composers for dance like Stravinsky, Faur<'e>, and Satie are included. Entries run an average of 125 words, and a substantial bibliography is included. There are no illustrations. Craine is dance critic for the (London) and Mackrell is dance critic for the . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher

"Highly recommended for all libraries."--Choice

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199563449
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 647,224
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Debra Craine is the deputy arts editor and chief dance critic for The Times (London). Judith Mackrell is the dance critic for The Guardian.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)