Dancing at the Crossroads: Memory and Mobility in Ireland

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Dancing at the crossroads used to be young peoples 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 ...

Dancing at the Crossroads: Memory and Mobility in Ireland 2014, Berghahn Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781845453282

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Dancing at the Crossroads: Memory and Mobility in Ireland 2011, Berghahn Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781845455903

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