The Revival of Banned Dances

The Revival of Banned Dances

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qThis work provides an exploration of dances banned around the world. The sixteen case studies reveal the meaning of the dance to each culture and the importance of the art form to the creation of healthy sociological and political climates. Chapters detail each dance's origins, technical steps and movements, costumes, music, and political historyq--Provided by publisher.In the a€œWesterna€ world, women belly dance in same-sex dance troupes as a way to celebrate their bodies (lean or ... a€œMost of us have spent years in bliss that we found a dance where we dona#39;t have to have boob jobs and tummy tucks to perform and shine in public venues. ... Video dealers in the bazaar in Cairo report that they avoid certain dance videos in their stores because of threatsa€ (Shay 16a€“ 7).

Title:The Revival of Banned Dances
Author:Reneé Critcher Lyons
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-09-17


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