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Dance 261: Orientation to Dance: Art vs Entertainment

Introduction to dance as a discipline.

Background Info

Britannica Academic looks at dance


Maria, the writer at A Time to Dance, asks "What is dance and what makes it art"

Nichelle Suzanne of Dance Advantage ponders the same question.

Michael Crabb of Canada's National Arts Centre explores "Why people dance" with links to other sources.

Differences between art and entertainment discussed by Egyptian dancer Layla Taj.

Discovering Dance as Entertainment by Gayle Kassing

Performing Arts Librarian

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Myrna Layton
4431 HBLL
Subjects: Music & Dance, Theatre

Journal Articles

Dance as a Theatre Art: An Updated Bibliography

Selma Jeanne Cohen

Dance Research Journal

Vol. 13, No. 1 (Autumn, 1980), pp. 54-56

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Dancing Machines: ‘Dance Dance Revolution’, Cybernetic Dance, and Musical Taste

Joanna Demers

Popular Music

Vol. 25, No. 3, Special Issue on Dance (Oct., 2006), pp. 401-414

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