Series Creator, Executive Producer, Writer,
A co-production of WNET/Thirteen and the BBC

DANCING is a documentary film series on world dance. Its focus is on 'why' people dance. Eight hours in length, shot in 18 countries on five continents, each program includes two or more countries and reveals their unique social values through the lens of dance

The television series and companion book are used in colleges and universities throughout the USA, in Europe and in Asia, as the basis for courses in cultural studies, dance history and choreography, anthropology and ethnomusicology. The series received support from the Ford, Rockefeller and Lila A. Wallace Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment of the Humanities, private foundations, and individuals as well as international co-production.

The complete series in English and Indonesian is available on DVD In Indonesian and English.
The Television Series

Eight one hour programs
Companion Book
DANCING: the Power and Pleasure of Dance
The companion book, filled little known facts and more than hundred photographs, provides in-depth information on the specific cultures explored in the series and related dances not represented in the series.

By Gerald Jonas, introduction by Rhoda Grauer

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