Raising Dust: A Cultural History of Dance in Palestine Nicholas Rowe

ISBN: 9781441676788

Published: May 14th 2014

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273 pages


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Raising Dust: A Cultural History of Dance in Palestine  by  Nicholas Rowe

Raising Dust: A Cultural History of Dance in Palestine by Nicholas Rowe
May 14th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 273 pages | ISBN: 9781441676788 | 10.34 Mb

Dance in Palestine has a history as complex and contentious as the land itself. Whether dismissed as bacchantic madness by Bible tourists in the 19th Century, revived and glorified by Zionists, Pan-Arabists and Palestinian Nationalists in the 20thMoreDance in Palestine has a history as complex and contentious as the land itself.

Whether dismissed as bacchantic madness by Bible tourists in the 19th Century, revived and glorified by Zionists, Pan-Arabists and Palestinian Nationalists in the 20th Century, or rejected by Islamic Reformists in the 21st Century, dance in Palestine has a rich and elusive story that remains to be told. Raising Dust traces one dancers journey into Palestines past and present. Through historical archives, the memories of dancers of yesteryear and into todays vibrant performing arts scene, Nicholas Rowe shows how dance has acted as a barometer of social change, a forum for debate and a means of expressing forbidden ideas.

Far from apolitical, this most physical of art forms has often defined the political mood of the day. Sumptuously illustrated, the author provides a unique, rare and compelling cultural history of dance in Palestine.



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