European Dance: Ireland Poland and Spain Second Edition

European Dance: Ireland Poland and Spain Second Edition

by Robin Rinaldi

Hardcover(2nd ed.)



Long before people learned to write and build cities, they danced to communicate with their gods, bring luck, banish evil, and mark life's passages. Today's well-known folk dances have developed over centuries of struggle and celebration. European Dance, Second Edition looks at the folk dances of four countries: the accomplished and athletic step dance of Ireland, the lively and lyrical group dances of Poland, the communal dances of the villages of Greece, and the proud and fiery dances of Spain. In tracing the roots of these dance traditions, readers can learn how the histories of these countries became intricately woven with the development of their dances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604134803
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Series: World of Dance Series
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Elizabeth A. Hanley 7

Foreword Jacques D'Amboise 10

1 The Roots of Irish Dancing 15

2 The Development of Modern Irish Dancing 24

3 Irish Dance in the Twentieth Century 35

4 The Roots of Polish Dancing 42

5 From the Fields to the Palaces and Back 51

6 Poland and Its Culture Survive 60

7 Greek Dance through the Ages 69

8 Greek Dance Today 76

9 The Roots of Spanish Dancing 82

10 The Origins of Flamenco 90

11 Flamenco in the Twentieth Century 97

Chronology 105

Notes 109

Glossary 110

Bibliography 118

Further Resources 119

Picture Credits 122

Index 123

About the Author and Consulting Editor 128

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