This is a fascinating chronicle of the sometimes stylish, sometimes embarrassing, and sometimes controversial but always expressive world of 20th century dance. It is an analysis of the ethnic and cultural heritage of popular dance featuring images that jump off the page. It contains entries on every dance trend, and musical fad, from Josephine Baker and Bob Fosse to the origins of the waltz, ragtime, hip-hop, the tango, and the Charleston.Una fascinante guia por el a veces elegante, a veces desconcertante o controvertido pero siempre expresivo mundo del baile popular del siglo XX. Incluye un analisis de la herencia etnica y cultural de los bailes populares y presenta curiosas y vivas imagenes de archivo."
Ian Driver studied acting, movement, and dance in England and France. He has performed in both Europe and North America, and his articles on British theater and film have appeared in "Traditions."