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Step Dancing in Ireland: Culture and History

Arts


by
Catherine E. Foley

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 280 pages

File size: 3.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its modern globalized appeal. Foley applies a regional focus to her examination of step dace, looking at three step dance practices in North Kerry, in south-west Ireland: the rural Molyneaux step-dance practice; the urbanized, staged, competition-orientated practice, cultivated by the cultural nationalist movement, the Gaelic League; and the stylized, commodified, theatrical practice of Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its modern globalized appeal. Foley applies a regional focus to her examination of step dace, looking at three step dance practices in North Kerry, in south-west Ireland: the rural Molyneaux step-dance practice; the urbanized, staged, competition-orientated… (more)

This book provides a rich historical and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers, and Irish cultural institutions. Catherine Foley tells the story of step dance from its roots in eighteenth-century Ireland to its modern globalized appeal. Foley applies a regional focus to her examination of step dace, looking at three step dance practices in North Kerry, in south-west Ireland: the rural Molyneaux step-dance practice; the urbanized, staged, competition-orientated practice, cultivated by the cultural nationalist movement, the Gaelic League; and the stylized, commodified, theatrical practice of Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

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