Dancing At The Crossroads : Memory and Mobility in Ireland.

Dancing at the crossroads used to be young people's opportunity to meet and enjoy themselves on mild summer evenings in the countryside in Ireland until this practice was banned by law, the Public Dance Halls Act in 1935. Now a key metaphor in Irish cultural and political life, ""danc...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Wulff, Helena.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Series:Dance and performance studies.
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Summary:Dancing at the crossroads used to be young people's opportunity to meet and enjoy themselves on mild summer evenings in the countryside in Ireland until this practice was banned by law, the Public Dance Halls Act in 1935. Now a key metaphor in Irish cultural and political life, ""dancing at the crossroads"" also crystallizes the argument of this book: Irish dance, from Riverdance (the commercial show) and competitive dancing to dance theatre, conveys that Ireland is to be found in a crossroads situation with a firm base in a distinctly Irish tradition which is also becoming a prominent part.
Physical Description:1 online resource (184 pages).
ISBN:9780857454348
085745434X
Access:Access limited to authorized users.