Dance (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Dance (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Andre Grau


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Here is an original and exciting new guide to the magic and beauty of dance around the world. Step-by-step sequences and glorious full-color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of dance traditions including the magical performances, stunning costumes, and extraordinary talent of dancers. See a ballet costume designed by Picasso, dancers who balance on stilts, and headdresses studded with gemstones. Learn why male dancers sometimes dress as women, the stories of the great classical ballets, and why the tango was banned. Discover why Javanese dancers "flow like water," see dance crazes from the last 100 years, witness the dervishes who whirl around in worship, and much, much more.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756610654
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 457,535
Product dimensions: 8.81(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What is dance?8
Learning to dance10
Ballet class12
Keeping time16
Themes and messages18
Telling tales20
Beauty and strength22
Fancy footwear24
Costumes in dance28
Costume design30
Behind a mask32
Dance and worship34
Court dance and pageantry36
National heritage38
Role reversal40
Something old, something new42
Changes over time44
Groups and shapes46
Dance and community48
Sets for dance50
Behind the scenes52
Famous dancers54
Dance crazes58

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DANCE 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It gives really good information on dances from all around the world and is enriched with colorful info. on the fun extras that always come with dancing as well.