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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition

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In the twenty-first century, values of competition underpin the free-market economy and aspirations of individual achievement shape the broader social world. Consequently, ideas of winning and losing, success and failure, judgment and worth, influence the dance that we see and do. Across stage, studio, street, and screen, economies of competition impact bodily aesthetics, choreographic strategies, and danced meanings. In formalized competitions, dancers are judged according to industry standards to accumulate social capital and financial gain. Within the capitalist economy, dancing bodies compete to win positions in prestigious companies, while choreographers hustle to secure funding and attract audiences. On the social dance floor, dancers participate in dance-offs that often include unspoken, but nevertheless complex, rules of bodily engagement. And the media attraction to the drama and spectacle of competition regularly plays out in reality television shows, film documentaries, and Hollywood cinema. Drawing upon a diverse collection of dances across history and geography, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition asks how competition affects the presentation and experience of dance and, in response, how dancing bodies negotiate, critique, and resist the aesthetic and social structures of the competition paradigm.

The Rotarian

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

Singing and Survival

Author : Dan Bendrups
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An exemplary investigation into music and sustainability, Singing and Survival tells the story of how music helped the Rapanui people of Easter Island to preserve their unique cultural heritage. Easter Island (or Rapanui), known for the iconic headstones (moai) that dot the island landscape, has a remarkable and enduring presence in global popular culture where it has been portrayed as a place of mystery and fascination, and as a case study in societal collapse. These portrayals often overlook the remarkable survival of the Rapanui people who rebounded from a critically diminished population of just 110 people in the late nineteenth century to what is now a vibrant community where indigenous language and cultural practices have been preserved for future generations. This cultural revival has drawn on a diversity of historical and contemporary influences: indigenous heritage, colonial and missionary influences from South America, and cultural imports from other Polynesian islands, as well as from tourism and global popular culture. The impact of these influences can be perceived in the island's contemporary music culture. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Easter Island music, with individual chapters devoted to the various streams of cultural influence from which the Rapanui people have drawn to rebuild and reinforce their music, their performances, their language and their presence in the world. In doing so, it provides a counterpoint to deficit discourses of collapse, destruction and disappearance to which the Rapanui people have historically been subjected.

Dancing Times

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Performing the Progressive Era

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The American Progressive Era, which spanned from the 1880s to the 1920s, is generally regarded as a dynamic period of political reform and social activism. In Performing the Progressive Era, editors Max Shulman and Chris Westgate bring together top scholars in nineteenth- and twentieth-century theatre studies to examine the burst of diverse performance venues and styles of the time, revealing how they shaped national narratives surrounding immigration and urban life. Contributors analyze performances in urban centers (New York, Chicago, Cleveland) in comedy shows, melodramas, Broadway shows, operas, and others. They pay special attention to performances by and for those outside mainstream society: immigrants, the working-class, and bohemians, to name a few. Showcasing both lesser-known and famous productions, the essayists argue that the explosion of performance helped bring the Progressive Era into being, and defined its legacy in terms of gender, ethnicity, immigration, and even medical ethics.

To Dance a Tango

Author : Katrina Conway
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Moving Otherwise

Author : Victoria Fortuna
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"Moving Otherwise examines how contemporary dance practices in Buenos Aires, Argentina enacted politics within climates of political and economic violence from the late 1960s to the present. From the repression of military dictatorships to the precarity of economic crises, contemporary dancers and audiences consistently responded to and reimagined the everyday choreographies that have accompanied Argentina's volatile political history. The central concept, "moving otherwise," names how concert dance - and its offstage practices and consumption - offer alternatives to, and sometimes critique, the patterns of movement and bodily comportment that shape everyday life in contexts marked by violence. Drawing on archival research, interviews, and the author's embodied experiences as a collaborator and performer, the book analyzes a wide range of practices including concert works, community dance initiatives, and the everyday labor that animates dance. It demonstrates how these diverse practices represent, resist, and remember violence and engender social mobilization on and off the theatrical stage. As the first book length critical study of Argentine contemporary dance, it introduces a breadth of choreographers to an English speaking audience, including Ana Kamien, Susana Zimmermann, Estela Maris, Alejandro Cervera, Renate Schottelius, Susana Tambutti, Silvia Hodgers, and Silvia Vladimivsky. It considers previously undocumented aspects of Argentine dance history, including crossings between contemporary dancers and 1970s leftist political militancy, Argentine dance labor movements, political protest, and the prominence of tango themes in contemporary dance works that address the memory of political violence"--

Ballroom Dancing Step by step

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This is a concise illustrated guide to each dance and its movements, so you can learn at home and see what you are aiming to achieve. It is an easy-to-follow handbook suitable for dancers of all ages and any level of experience. It is the perfect book to introduce you to the great ballroom dances and engage in this popular pastime. You can learn the traditions, steps and routines - what to wear, the holds and techniques, the dos and don'ts - with tips throughout to guide you through every movement. Dancing is a great exercise that keeps you fit and active. This book is the ideal introduction for anyone interested in starting out in ballroom dance, as well as for those with some experience too. The author explains the background, traditions and rules, what to wear and when, and how to get started on the dance floor. The classic ballroom dances included - the social foxtrot, waltz, quickstep, modern tango, slow foxtrot, the Viennese waltz and the jive - are then explained with easy-to-follow lessons. The basic routines are built up in step-by-step movements with a simple and clear teaching system to study at home.

The Official Guide to Latin Dancing

Author : Allen Dow
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Easy-to-follow instructions, over 250 step-by-step photographs -- from cover.

Index to Dance Periodicals

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Tango Argentino

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The Complete Book of Ballroom Dancing

Author : Richard M. Stephenson
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A guide to general dancing skills accompanies sequential photographs and foot-pattern diagrams illustrating the fundamentals of the fox-trot, waltz, cha-cha, tango, polka, and other popular ballroom dances

The Passion of Music and Dance

Author : William Washabaugh
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The late nineteenth century witnessed the birth and popularization of a number of highly emotional musical styles that played on the eagerness of modern Europeans and Americans to toy with the limits of sanity and to taste the ecstasies of living on the edge. This absorbing book explores these popular, passionate musical styles -- which include flamenco, tango and rebetika -- and points out that they arose as well-intentioned intellectuals co-opted the emotional experiences most closely associated with women. In drawing those experiences out of female practice, they defined, objectified, and turned them into strategies of domination, the deepest impact of which was felt, ironically, by modern women.In bridging anthropology, sociology, cultural, media, body and gender studies, this book broadens the base of theory which has ignored the transnational world of Latin and Mediterranean popular culture and makes a powerful statement about the intersection of nationalism, sexuality, identity and authenticity.

Teach Yourself Ballroom Dancing

Author : Craig Revel Horwood
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Be a star on any dance floor! Whether you’re a beginning dancer, or just looking for a fun way to get in shape, Teach Yourself Ballroom Dancing teaches all the basic moves for a number of dances, from the traditional foxtrot, waltz, and tango to the modern mambo, rhumba, and samba. This guide takes aspiring dancers step-by-step through all the moves.

Dictionary Catalog of the Dance Collection

Author : New York Public Library. Dance Collection
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Dance Class

Author : Paul Bottomer
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A definitive and unique all-color guide for dancers of all levels.

Tango and Rumba

Author : Frank Veloz
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Group Instruction in Social Dancing

Author : Edith Ballwebber
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Di logo an Interdisciplinary Studies Journal

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Dancing Artistic and Social

Author : Edward Scott
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