INTRODUCTION TO THE DANCE by John Martin

INTRODUCTION TO THE DANCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A formal treatise on the dance:- the definitions of form, movement, style, and classifications, with explanations of why we dance and how. Descriptions of ritual and play, of communal dancing, folk dancing, ragtime, of the ballet and expressional dancing, together with the individuals and their contribution to technique. Discusses historical and modern dance, its place in education, its future in America, and the importance of assuring that future by a subsidy. Definitely a specialized sale, for teachers, students, and enthusiasts of the dance, Sound and thorough.

Pub Date: Nov. 3rd, 1939
Publisher: Norton