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Dance Costume

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The relationship between dance and dance costumes is complex and does not simply reflect dance practice in a specific period, but also social behavior and cultural values. Dance costumes can be divided into the following categories...

Carnival Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In its broadest sense, “carnival” refers to a pageant, festival, or public celebration found all over the world. It originates in prehistoric times, varying in content, form, function, and significance from one culture to another...

Theatrical Costume

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Western theater tradition has its foundations in the Greek celebrations performed in the sixth century B.C.E., honoring Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry. The revels (dances, songs, and choral responses) evolved into spoken drama in 535...

Akihabara and Ikebukuro: Playing with Costume as Entertainment

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...Akihabara and Ikebukuro are districts in Tokyo where anime and manga fans, many of whom are cosplayers, visit. This chapter will describe some of the differences and similarities between the cosplay subculture and the other Japanese youth...

Conclusion

Jonathan S. Marion

Jonathan S. Marion is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, President of the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA), and author of Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (2008) and Visual Research: A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually (2013, w/Jerome Crowder). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ballroom : Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...In this book I have used dancesport to explore issues of aesthetics, bodies and behaviour as both cultural sources and products. Far from being ballroom-specific, however, these materials address the role of culture in mediating...

Costume Designer

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Costume design as a profession is a twentieth-century phenomenon. Until the end of the nineteenth century, costumes for popular entertainments were assembled piecemeal, either by the director, the actor-manager or by the patron. Repertory...
...Fashion and Style Léon Bakst (1866–1924), while not a style icon in the conventional sense, is well known to have profoundly influenced fashion throughout the twentieth century. Vanity Fair declared as early as 1914 that Bakst “has done...

Costume and Costuming: A Brief View

Joanne B Eicher

Regents Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction What is this unit about? This unit focuses on “costume” as a word that means what is worn to act in theater, film, or dance productions or to dress for special events such as Halloween, Mardi Gras, other masquerades, and fancy...

Dress and the Arts

Sandra Lee Evenson

Sandra Lee Evenson is a Professor and Interim Director in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Idaho, USA, where she has taught courses on dress and culture and apparel design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction The purpose of this unit is to examine deeply the relationship between dress and art. In Module 1, we explore how dress is integral to creating an aesthetic response in the viewer or reader. In Module 2, we focus on how dress...

Ballet Costume

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Ballet costumes constitute an essential part of stage design and can be considered as a visual record of a performance. They are often the only survival of a production, representing a living imaginary picture of the scene. Renaissance...