This groundbreaking assortment combines ethnographic and historical ideas to bare how dance performs the most important cultural roles in quite a few areas of the area, together with Tonga, Java, Bosnia-Herzegovina, New Mexico, India, Korea, Macedonia, and England. The essays discover a stability among earlier and current and view how dance and physically practices are middle identification and cultural creators. achieving past the usually Eurocentric view of dance, Dancing from prior to Present opens a global of discussion over the function dance performs in forming and expressing cultural identities all over the world.
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