Asian Dance Second Edition / Edition 2

Asian Dance Second Edition / Edition 2

by Janet W. Descutner
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Chelsea House Publishers


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Asian Dance Second Edition / Edition 2

Asian Dance, Second Edition introduces readers to the rich variety of dance traditions of India, Thailand, Java, Bali, China, and Japan. From the profound impact Hindu deities had on dance in India and later in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago to the twentieth-century development of Butoh in Japan, dance has been a way for people to express themselves religiously, culturally, and socially in celebration. As the text details various Asian dances across the world's largest continent, readers will learn how the art form is an essential way for Asians to express themselves and their history.

The updated World of Dance set explores various genres of dance, including forms indigenous to particular regions and cultures as well as more popular, contemporary styles. Each book gives readers an in-depth historical overview and cultural context for the development of various dances as well as technical insight into each dance's movements and background about the people who developed and popularized the moves. Full-color images, chronologies, and further resources provide readers with a wealth of information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604134780
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Series: World of Dance Series
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Elizabeth A. Hanley 7

Foreword Jacques D'Amboise 10

1 Perspectives of Human Culture and Development 15

2 India: The Divine Dance of Life and Death 27

3 Dance in Southeast Asia 52

4 The Famous Dance Cultures of Indonesia 62

5 China: Vast and Ancient, with a Love of Music and Dance 86

6 Japanese Performing Arts 105

Chronology 130

Notes 138

Glossary 144

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