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$18.95

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10 September 2010

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ISBN: 9780199563449


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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Second Edition

Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell

  • Over 2,600 entries cover all aspects of the diverse dance world, from classical ballet to modern, from flamenco to hip-hop
  • Includes detailed entries on technical terms, steps, styles, works and countries, in addition to many biographies of dancers, choreographers, and companies
  • 150 new entries on the latest works and developing dance forms that have risen to prominence in the last 10 years, as well as new biographical entries covering a new generation of dancers and choreographers
  • Recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Dance companion website, covering associations, publications, festivals, dance companies, as well as dance notation
  • Written by two leading experts on dance
  • 75 new biographical entries, including emerging dancers and choreographers and those who have gained new prominence (e.g. Alina Cojocaru, Ashley Bouder, Rafael Bonachela, Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Crystal Pite)
  • 75 new entries on individual new works and on entries that will expand coverage on new and developing dance forms (e.g. more on hip-hop through popping, locking, and break dance entries; specific examples of digital technology used in performance)
  • Greater emphasis on international coverage throughout, in particular with significant revision of the country entries for China and Eire
  • Integration of 100 weblinks at entry level and on a companion website, covering associations, publications, festivals, dance companies, as well as dance notation

New to this Edition:

  • 75 new entries on individual new works and on entries that will expand coverage on new and developing dance forms (e.g. more on hip-hop through popping, locking, and break dance entries; specific examples of digital technology used in performance)
  • 75 new biographical entries, including emerging dancers and choreographers and those who have gained new prominence (e.g. Alina Cojocaru, Ashley Bouder, Rafael Bonachela, Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and Crystal Pite)
  • Greater emphasis on international coverage throughout, in particular with significant revision of the country entries for China and Eire
  • Integration of 100 weblinks at entry level and on a companion website, covering associations, publications, festivals, dance companies, as well as dance notation
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