Classical Javanese Dance: The Surakarta Tradition and its Terminology. Clara Brakel-Papenhuyzen.

Classical Javanese Dance: The Surakarta Tradition and its Terminology

KITLV Press. 6 x 9", 336 pp., numerous drawings and photos, paper, Leiden, 1995. Item #2976
ISBN: 906718053X

The art of dancing, a treasure of Javanese culture, is rapidly developing entirely new forms of expression due to changing social contexts, which has caused a growing demand for reliable information on the classical performance tradition. This book presents an introduction to traditional Javanese dance with a survey of genres and choreographies, culminating in a large collection of dance movements. The author supports he discussion on the significance and function of the art of dancing with passages from treatises on the art by Javanese specialists.

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