By Allen G. Darnell
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Initially released in 1983 the 1st version quickly verified itself as a middle scholar textual content. Now absolutely revised and up-dated it continues to be the single booklet to deal with the reason, technique, strategies and methodologies particular to the learn of dance background. For the most physique of the textual content which covers historic reviews of dance in its conventional and function contexts, the editors have introduced jointly a workforce of the world over recognized dance historians.
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