Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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Exploring Dance: An Outline for the Study of Dance Appreciation with Suggested Films surveys the history of the dance genres--ballet, ballroom, tap, and jazz--used in film musicals. Dance creators, their contributions to the art, as well as salient characteristics of each period are discussed. Each section concludes with an analysis of the function of dance in selected films; Chapter I outlines ballet's history from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. The films Dancers, The Red Shoes, and Oklahoma! are examined. Chapter II chronicles ballroom dancing from the fourteenth to twentieth century. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is discussed. Chapter III traces the evolution of tap dance from the seventeenth to twentieth century. That's Dancing is examined. Chapter IV outlines the growth of jazz dance from the early eighteenth century to the present and analyzes the function of jazz dance in West Side Story.
Appreciation; Dance; Exploring; Films; Outline; Study; Suggested
Dance; Theater; Education; History; Motion pictures--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Jaeger, Jacque J, "Exploring dance: An outline for the study of dance appreciation with suggested films" (1990). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 124.