Learning About Dance: Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment
202 p. : ill. (b&w) ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
"Beginning with a broad historic overview of the art form, the book moves into an engaging discussion of the respective roles of the dancer, choreographer and audience, and then into more detailed considerations of the origins and evolution of the major genres: ballet, jazz, modern and post-modern dance, and dance in world cultures.
Wide-ranging in its scope, Learning About Dance also features sections on social dance, improvisation, creative movement, dance/theatre, dance production, dance in education and careers in dance. Designed primarily as a textbook for survey courses such as Introduction to Dance..." -- from book's "About the Author" section