Learning About Dance: An Introduction to Dance As an Art Form and Entertainment

This revised, expanded and updated edition of Learning About Dance: An Introduction to Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment is a lucid, colorful and concise textbook which takes the student through all of the diverse elements that make up the world of dance. 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.