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Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (Dress, by Jonathan S. Marion

By Jonathan S. Marion

aggressive ballroom is way greater than a mode of dance. fairly, it's a regularly evolving and more and more worldwide social and cultural area: of favor, functionality, artwork, activity, gender and extra.

Ballroom explores the intersection of dance cultures, costume and the physique. proposing the author's stories at a global variety of dance occasions in Europe, the united states and united kingdom, in addition to that includes the perspectives of person dancers, the ebook indicates how dancing affects brain and physique alike. for college students of anthropology, dance, cultural and function reports, Ballroom provides an ethnographic photo of ways dancers and others stay their lives either off and on the dance floor.

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