Most popular Folk dancing books
The most popular Folk dancing books currently available. Updated weekly.
This definitive work on the contribution of the Gypsies to the development of flamenco traces their influences on music from their long migration from India, through Iran, Turkey, Greece, and Hungary, to their persecution in Spain. This new updated edition provides fuller explanations of some of the technical terms and a biographical dictionary.
An evocative celebration of the men of gypsy flamenco culture, from one of contemporary photography's most gifted artists.
The story of a dancer's attempt to win the biggest contest of his life
A perfect introduction to the world of Scottish dance written by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, including a short history of Scottish dancing. The book takes you through simple ceilidh moves to more complex formations and set dances, illustrated through diagrams and photos.
How did flamenco-a song and dance form associated with both a despised ethnic minority in Spain and a region frequently derided by Spaniards-become so inexorably tied to the country's culture? Sandie Holguin focuses on the history of the form and how reactions to the performances transformed from disgust to reverance over the course of two centuries.
Looks in detail at the growth in popularity and profile of the English folk arts in the first decade of the twenty-first century -- .
In Styling Blackness in Chile, Juan Eduardo Wolf explores the multiple ways that Black individuals in Arica have performed music and dance to frame their Blackness in relationship to other groups of performers-a process he calls styling.