9781472580733

Ballroom Dance and Glamour

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472580733

  • ISBN10:

    1472580737

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/30/2014
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
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Summary

As the continued success of Dancing with the Stars and Strictly Come Dancing reveals, the appetite for ballroom remains insatiable around the world. Ballroom Dance and Glamour offers a fascinating window into the global phenomenon of competitive dance. Including vibrant photographs and commentary, this book showcases the extraordinary costumes, glamorous dancers and elegance of the sport.

Based on years of research at international competitions, esteemed anthropologist, photographer and ballroom dancer Jonathan S. Marion provides a unique insight into this performance art, outlining the history and basics of ballroom and explaining its huge appeal today. Offering a visual journey into the world of dance, Ballroom Dance and Glamour illuminates the beauty, skill, intensity and passion of this sport.

Written in a lively and accessible manner, Ballroom Dance and Glamour will delight all dancers, dance and fashion enthusiasts and anyone captivated by the skill and glamour of ballroom dance.

Author Biography

Jonathan S. Marion is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at California State University, San Marcos, USA and an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University and at Palomar College, USA. He is also an accomplished ballroom dancer.

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Brief History of Competitive Dance
Ballroom Culture
Skill and Technique
Costume and Color
Index

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