SERPENT OF THE NILE: WOMEN AND DANCE IN ARAB WORLD
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SERPENT OF THE NILE: WOMEN AND DANCE IN ARAB WORLD

"I think it is the most eloquent of female dances, with its haunting lyricism, its fire, its endlessly shifting kaleidoscope of sensual movement." With these words, Wendy Buonaventura explains her own fascination with Arabic dance. Her book is a unique celebration of the female dancers of the Arab world, and their impact on the West. She explains the origins of this ancient art, which has survived in the face of commercialism, religious disapproval and changing times. Focusing on the nineteenthand early twentieth centuries, she shows how Arabic dance came to be influenced by Western ideas about art and entertainment. But the influence was two-way. In the heyday of "Orientalism," Arabic dance exerted a powerful influence on the Western imagination-on such writers as Flaubert, such artists as David Roberts and Jean-Leon Gerome, and such imitators as Colette and Mata Hari. Their fascination was often based on common fantasies about the women of the Middle East. Yet, as the book's sumptuous illustrations show, this obsession also produced wonderfully evocative images. At the turn of the century, the genre also had an impact on fashion, theater and popular entertainment.
Editora: INTERLINK PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1566563003
ISBN13: 9781566563000
Edição: 1ª Edição - 1998
Número de Páginas: 207
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
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