Song and Dance Man

Author: Karen Ackerman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 030779279X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Illus. in full color. "In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man. Gammell captures all the story's inherent joie de vivre with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that you're only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment. Utterly original."--(starred) Booklist.

It s Not All Song and Dance

Author: Maxim Gershunoff
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879103101
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Finally, Gershunoff's memoir reveals the fruits of his distinguished career in the performing arts, providing valuable lessons for today's performing arts managers and presenters, as well as aspiring artists."--BOOK JACKET.

Song and Dance

Author: Alan Shapiro
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618382293
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In a poignant collection of poetry, the award-winning author of The Dead Alive and Busy shares his emotional upheaval through the last month's of his terminally ill brother's life with songs of celebration, lament, grief, and love. Reprint.

Song and dance man three

Author: Michael Gray
Publisher: Cassell
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive evaluation of Dylan's music traces his evolution from protest singer to born-again Christian.

Hollywood Musicals

Author: Ken Bloom
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579128487
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offers an alphabetical survey of the most popular film musicals in history, with commentaries, synopses, behind-the-scenes information, and lists of songs and cast members for each film.

Heartbeat of the People

Author: Tara Browner
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252071867
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Heartbeat of the people is an insider's journey through the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and into the functions and significance of these vital cultural events. Tara Browner comes to the pow-wow as a participant--she is a dancer of Oklahoma Choctaw heritage--as well as a scholar. Focusing on the Northern pow-wow, which derives from the northern Great Plains and Great Lakes region, Browner presents an in-depth discussion of the pow-wow's roots and traditions, protocols, and order of events. She also describes footwork, styles of singing, and the diversity of participants' regalia. Browner centers her discussion of the Northern-style pow-wow around the Lakota Sacred Hoop and the Anishnaabeg Sacred Fire. Browner traces the history of specific events such as the Grass and Jingle Dress dances and distinguishes among various dance types, including Traditional, Fancy, and "special" exhibition dances as well as ceremonial honor dances, giveaways, and memorials. She also discusses women's changing roles within pow-wow performance and thoughtfully examines how continually changing musical repertories, dance styles and regalia, and customs foster a vibrant state of transformation that coexists, often uneasily, with more traditional Native mores. She closes her study with a series of interviews with members of two families of pow-wow dancers, one Lakota and one Anishnaabeg.

Dancing Culture Religion

Author: Sam Gill
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739174746
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provocative insights into the nature of dancing as inseparable from human vitality and distinctiveness emerge from this spiraling study of specific cultural dance traditions brought into conversation with various philosophical/theoretical perspectives centering on the topics: movement, gesture, play, masking, ritual, seduction, performance, religion; each the subject of engaging innovative analysis. The author draws on experience as dancer and academic to address contemporary issues such as gender identity development and plasticity and acuity throughout the lifespan.

Tao Song and Tao Dance

Author: Zhi Gang Sha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673159
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Flamenco All You Wanted to Know

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609744705
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This landmark historical text delivers the goods promised in its title. It does not address flamenco dance whatsoever, focusing instead on flamenco song forms with a special chapter devoted to the role of the guitar. Includes Spanish lyrics for dozens of flamenco songs along with English translations and interpretive notes, a glossary of flamenco terminology, plus a recommended bibliography and discography are also provided. Informal in its demeanor, this carefully researched, insightful book will help you develop a deeper appreciation for the flamboyant art of flamenco.

Dancing with Shadows

Author: Shiraz Pradhan
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 1482835959
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From East Africa of 1950s/60s comes this cleverly crafted story set against the backdrop of Hollywood and Bollywood films. Pictures that had the dances of Helen, the dance queen of Bollywood were box office hits. We fought to get the closest seat to the screen in the third class . . . because our eternal hope was that when Helen did her dance whirls and her umbrella skirt fanned out we would be able to see her naked legs. Alas, Indian heroines wore baggy pantaloons underneath, unlike Marilyn Monroe in Some like it Hot. Dancing with Shadows will touch every heart that has tasted the elixir of love and faced its challenges. The weekly visits to local cinemas to watch the latest releases of romantic pictures satiated the emotional highs of love often denied in real life by restrictive social norms. Where are the narrators escapades to the cinema and his recurring dreams leading him to? His journey will bring into sharp focus the alchemy of love that is at work in every heart.