Long before people learned to write or 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.
This collection of new essays provides an overview of flamenco scholarship, illuminating flamenco's narrative and chronology and addressing some common misconceptions. The contributors offer fresh perspectives on age-old themes and suggest new paradigms for flamenco as a cultural practice.
This overview of folk dancing in the United States showcases an important historical movement and explains how folk dance communities evolved to fulfill the needs of specific groups of people over time.
Artistic Director and lead principal dancer of the English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, reveals what it takes to prepare and perform ballet's most emotionally and technically demanding part - the dual role of Odette, the White Swan and Odile, the Black Swan.
The list in the link represents most of the dance notations published by the Folk Dance Federation of California in Let’s Dance! magazine and its predecessors through December 2020. There are nearly 1200 dances listed.