New Dance books

 

World dance cultures: from ritual to spectacle

From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, World Dance Cultures introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. (E-book, you may be asked for login details.)

Dance book 1

Choreography and verbatim theatre

How might spoken words be translated into choreography? This book addresses the field of verbatim dance-theatre, around which there is currently limited existing scholarly writing (E-book, you may be asked for login details.)

Dance book 2

Dance matters in Ireland

This work addresses the need for critical scholarship about contemporary dance practices in Ireland. Available from the Cornerstone Library shelved at 306.4846 MAC

Dance book 3

Dance, consumerism, and spirituality

Dance has proliferated in movies, television, Internet, and retail spaces while the spiritual power of dance has also been linked with mass consumption. C.S. Walter marries the cultural studies of dance and the religious aspects of dance in an exploration of consumption rituals, including rituals of being persuaded to buy products that include dance. Available from the Cornerstone Library shelved at 792.8 WAL

Dance book 4

Contemporary choreography: a critical reader

This innovative collection provides a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, traditional understandings of dance-making and investigation and research into the creative process. Available from the Cornerstone Library shelved at 792.8 BUT

Dance book 5

 

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