Balkan Dance: Essays on Characteristics, Performance and Teaching (Paperback)

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Balkan Dance: Essays on Characteristics, Performance and Teaching (Paperback)

By Anthony Shay (Editor)

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This collection of essays examines popular forms of dance in the Balkan nations, including detailed studies on the history and development of dance in Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, and Greece, among other nations. The essays address the ways in which ethnic and national identity constitutes an important aspect of the performance of Balkan dance, whether by state folk dance ensembles or immigrant groups in other countries. Several essays also examine the unique popularity that Balkan dances and music have found among American audiences, with special attention paid to the work of international folk dancer Dick Crum in promoting Balkan dance within the United States.

Award winning choreographer Anthony Shay is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Pomona College, Claremont, California. His articles have appeared in Dance Research Journal, Iranian Studies Journal, International Encyclopedia of Dance, and other publications.
Product Details ISBN: 9780786432288
ISBN-10: 0786432284
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: December 26th, 2007
Pages: 291
Language: English