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Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Belgium: Constructing Identities: the Case of 'the Flemish Dance Wave' 2. France: Effervescence and Tradition in French Dance 3. Germany: Between Institutions and Aesthetics: Choreographing Germanness? 4. Hungary: On Hungarian Dance 5. Italy: The Cinderella of the Arts 6. The Netherlands: The Dutch Don't Dance 7. Spain: Between Tradition and Innovation: Two Ways of Understanding the History of Dance in Spain 8. Sweden: Equal rights to dance? 9. United Kingdom: An Expanding Map

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Stephanie Jordan is Head of the Dance Department at the Roehampton Institute. Her publications include Striding Out: Aspects of Contemporary and New Dance in Britain (1992), and Moving Music (2000). Andree Grau is Senior Lecturer in Dance at the Roehampton Institute. She is a contributor to many dance journals, and author of Eyewitness Dance (1998), and Following in Sir Fred's Steps (1996) with Stephanie Jordan.


'An interesting . . . survey of the state of European dance in a global age.' - The Scotsman

'Eighteen distinguished contributors examine post-WW II European theater dance in ten revealing essays ... this reviewer applauds them for bringing together such a diverse group of scholars and outstanding work connecting dance studies to cultural studies and beyond. An essential purchase for any undergraduate or research library ... since nothing tryly comparable presently exists.' - Choice

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