Step Dancing in Ireland: Culture and History

Step Dancing in Ireland: Culture and History

by Catherine E. Foley
     
 

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This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its modern globalized appeal. Foley applies a regional focus to her examination of step dace, looking at three step dance practices in North Kerry,

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This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its modern globalized appeal. Foley applies a regional focus to her examination of step dace, looking at three step dance practices in North Kerry, in south-west Ireland: the rural Molyneaux; the urbanized, staged, competition-orientated practice, cultivated by the cultural nationalist movement, the Gaelic League; and the stylized, commodified, theatrical practice of Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

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ISBN-13:
9781409448921
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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