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.Dance Subject Guide: World and Folk
Library and web resources recommended for the study of Dance.
A non-profit, non-religious organization that seeks to serve as a primary voice for dance and dancers throughout the world, and encourages the exchange of ideas and the awareness of dance in all its forms.
Dedicated to the promotion of global understanding through the arts. Presents theatrical performances and educational programs that showcase the wonder of diverse world dance styles while building bonds of cultural appreciation, respect and unity among people of all ages, ethnicities and nations.
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Films on Demand
World dance and folk dance videos available from the Films on Demand online streaming service. Access is restricted to current WOU students, faculty and staff.
A magnificent panorama of Flamenco and its performers, for whom the rhythms and lyrics are inherited folklore and part of daily life—but the techniques are studied. There are, in fact, four distinct schools of Flamenco in Spain, filmed here away from tourists in the places where the artists perform for their own. (No narration, 56 minutes)
Presents examples of ethnic dances from the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia and stresses their social and cultural motivations. Includes festival dances, celebration dances, courtship dances, and dances for recreation. Helps viewers understand why people dance, why dancing and music in many parts of the world are very different, and the role of religion in ethnic dancing