Steps in Time: The History of Irish Dance in Chicago - Irish Dance Series (Paperback)
  • Steps in Time: The History of Irish Dance in Chicago - Irish Dance Series (Paperback)
zoom

Steps in Time: The History of Irish Dance in Chicago - Irish Dance Series (Paperback)

(author), (series editor)
£24.95
Paperback 174 Pages / Published: 30/04/2010
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this first detailed history of Irish dance in the Irish diaspora, Kathleen Flanagan gives a fascinating account of the art form in Chicago, the city that is currently one of the global centers for Irish dance practice. From the first appearance of step dancers at Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition to the emergence of world renowned Chicago performers and choreographers such as Michael Flatley and Mark Howard, she depicts the teachers, schools, and performances that contributed to making Chicago an international center for Irish dance. Flanagan takes the reader on a journey that is distinctly Irish yet unmistakably American. Surrounded by and intersecting with a unique and complex set of cultural and political influences, Irish Americans in Chicago took the lead in innovations within the dance form that eventually led to such groundbreaking productions as "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance."

Publisher: Macater Press
ISBN: 9780981492414
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Kathleen Flanagan has long been a teacher and advocate of Irish dance and one of the most important voices to share the history of Chicago's role in the development of this beautiful art form."--Mark Howard, founder and director of Trinity Academy of Irish Dance
"Flanagan's book is meaningful, insightful, and a significant contribution to the field of Irish dance history. No other city, either in Ireland or North America, has been so well documented. It is a valuable resource for dance enthusiasts and researchers alike."--John Cullinane, retired historian of Irish dance, University of Cork
"Flanagan has constructed one of the few local histories ever written on any form of dance in diaspora. This fusion of the global and the local is of relevance not only to those interested in Irish dance, but also to dance history and performance studies in general."--Moe Meyer, Series Editor, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Flanagan has constructed one of the few local histories ever written on any form of dance in diaspora. This fusion of the global and the local is of relevance not only to those interested in Irish dance, but also to dance history and performance studies in general. Moe Meyer, Series Editor, University of New South Wales, Sydney"
Kathleen Flanagan has long been a teacher and advocate of Irish dance and one of the most important voices to share the history of Chicago s role in the development of this beautiful art form. Mark Howard, founder and director of Trinity Academy of Irish Dance"
Flanagan s book is meaningful, insightful, and a significant contribution to the field of Irish dance history. No other city, either in Ireland or North America, has been so well documented. It is a valuable resource for dance enthusiasts and researchers alike. John Cullinane, retired historian of Irish dance, University of Cork"

You may also be interested in...

How England Made the English
Added to basket
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons
Added to basket
The Hollow Crown
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The English
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
A History of Ancient Britain
Added to basket
All the Countries We've Ever Invaded
Added to basket
The English and their History
Added to basket
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
A History Of Scotland
Added to basket
Tudor
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
She-Wolves
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Churchill Factor
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.