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Initially released in 1983 the 1st version quickly demonstrated itself as a middle scholar textual content. Now absolutely revised and up-dated it is still the single ebook to deal with the reason, approach, innovations and methodologies particular to the learn of dance background. For the most physique of the textual content which covers historic experiences of dance in its conventional and function contexts, the editors have introduced jointly a workforce of across the world identified dance historians.
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