Dancing The Malaysian
New. On picking up this book one's first impression could be that this is another Malaysian coffeee table book; this time about dance. On opening the book, you start preparing for a re-think. There are some balck and white photos appropriately scattered throughout the book and a collection of colour plates in the centre, but that's as much of a coffeee table book as you're going to get. Instead we have here a fascinating study of how contemporary Malaysian society, struggling to find its identity, uses dance in that search. In fact, the author has unearthed several significant groups in the country who work with the different culture heritages of which the country can boast as well as contemporary international influences. There's enough here to make you want to go and search out these groups yourself. 248 pages. The contents include -
- A Brief History of Malaysian Dance,
- Constructing the National Identity,
- Dancing the Malaysian,
- Multicultural Dance Education &
- The Malaysian Artists,
- There are also Notes, a list of References and an Index.
Weight: 0.7.kg. *On request this book will be sent post free by surface mail to any part of the world when it is part of an order weighing at least 2 kilos.*
Published by SIRD, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 2011. First edition
Condition: New. Paperback.