Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (Dress, by Jonathan S. Marion

By Jonathan S. Marion

aggressive ballroom is way greater than a mode of dance. fairly, it's a consistently evolving and more and more worldwide social and cultural enviornment: of style, functionality, artwork, recreation, gender and extra.

Ballroom explores the intersection of dance cultures, gown and the physique. offering the author's reviews at a global diversity of dance occasions in Europe, the united states and united kingdom, in addition to that includes the perspectives of person dancers, the ebook indicates how dancing affects brain and physique alike. for college students of anthropology, dance, cultural and function experiences, Ballroom provides an ethnographic photo of ways dancers and others reside their lives either off and on the dance floor.

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