International encyclopedia of dance : a project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc. /

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Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Description:6 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Dance -- Encyclopedias.
Ballet -- Encyclopedias.
Ballet.
Dance.
Reference works.
Encyclopedias.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2926059
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Varying Form of Title:Dance
Other authors / contributors:Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-2005
Dance Perspectives Foundation.
ISBN:019509462X (set)
9780195094626 (set)
0195123050 (v. 1)
9780195123050 (v. 1)
0195123069 (v. 2)
9780195123067 (v. 2)
0195123077 (v. 3)
9780195123074 (v. 3)
0195123085 (v. 4)
9780195123081 (v. 4)
0195123093 (v. 5)
9780195123098 (v. 5)
0195123107 (v. 6)
9780195123104 (v. 6)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Exciting and fascinating, this reference work succeeds in its goal of bringing "joy as well as enlightenment" about all forms of dance in all countries of the world. An extremely useful synoptic outline of contents" with nine sections (including "Ritual and Religion" and "Popular Entertainment") enables the user to explore dance in its cultural and social aspects, while topical essays complement the 2,000-plus entries. Heavily illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the encyclopedia captures the fluid movement of dance; with its depth and scope, this outstanding work has carved a well-deserved niche".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
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Summary:Since the dawn of human history, dance has been a vital form of expression in virtually every culture. From the minuet to the tango to kabuki theater to square dancing, it is a part of the social fabric of all societies, as well as an important art form. Now, Oxford presents the first reference to document all types of dance around the world and throughout history.<br> In six volumes, with nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from over fifty countries, the Encyclopedia offers authoritative coverage of the full spectrum of dance, including theatrical, ritual dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Extensive historical and cultural overviews of many nations appear along with articles on specific dance forms, music and costumes, performances, biographies of dancers and choreographers, and much more. The set is alphabetically arranged, with an exhaustive index, full cross-references, and more than 2,300 illustrations.<br> Amazing in its scope and dazzling in its diversity, the Encyclopedia is like no other reference work on dance. Accessibly written and arranged for use by a wide audience, it is an essential addition to any arts and humanities collection.
Physical Description:6 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:019509462X (set)
9780195094626 (set)
0195123050 (v. 1)
9780195123050 (v. 1)
0195123069 (v. 2)
9780195123067 (v. 2)
0195123077 (v. 3)
9780195123074 (v. 3)
0195123085 (v. 4)
9780195123081 (v. 4)
0195123093 (v. 5)
9780195123098 (v. 5)
0195123107 (v. 6)
9780195123104 (v. 6)