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Dancing Till Dawn: A Century of Exhibition Ballroom Dance (Hardback)
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Dancing Till Dawn: A Century of Exhibition Ballroom Dance (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/06/1992
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This fascinating book explores the rich history of exhibition ballroom dancing from its heyday in the 1910s to the present. Julie Malnig's record of this intimate, theatrical genre of dance features male-female teams--idolized as theatre personalities in cabaret, vaudeville, musicals, and, later, as stars of film and television. Both role models and teachers, exhibition ballroom teams showed the public exciting new forms and styles. Exhibition ballroom dancing is examined as a cultural and social phenomenon promoting new cultural standards, including the emancipation of women and a casualness and spontaneity between the sexes. A comprehensive study of this dance genre and entertainment form, this volume utilizes unexplored primary sources and is illustrated with original photographs. This book can be used by students, researchers, and anyone interested in the history of dance, theatre, and all forms of popular entertainment.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313276477
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 21 mm


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"Written as a straightforward chronology of ballroom dance, the book is well researched and entertaining to read. Malnig pays special attention to the music that helped animate this form of popular entertainment. Undergraduate: graduate: faculty." - Choice
"This is a fascinating account of one author's view of the beginnings of exhibition ballroom dance shortly after the turn of the century and her account of its ups and downs through the ensuing years up to the present." - Dance Teacher Now
"Dancing Till Dawn is undoubtedly a solid point of departure for future research in this fascinating field of dance as it is found at the interstices of the popular and the theatrical." - Dance Research Journal

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