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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Dancing Traveller Publishing (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987689762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987689764
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,668,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Anyone interested in dance will love this book." - Robin Esrock, Travel Writer and TV Host (Word Travels on National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, OLN/City TV)

"Beautiful research." - Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio One's The Next Chapter

"Dancing Through History is a strong pick for travel and culture collections, highly recommended." - The Midwest Book Review

"If you're a dance lover, Dancing Through History is definitely worth taking a look at. It will teach you more about something you love, but it will also remind you that dance is universal. It crosses boundaries, cultures and ages, and has a way of binding people together in a way that almost nothing else can." - INDUSTRY Dance Magazine 

"As its title indicates, Dancing Through History looks at how past events have shaped the traditional dances of the country's immigrant and aboriginal groups. In fact, the book reads less like a travelogue than a study of how Canada's diverse communities--in particular First Nations groups--have struggled to retain their cultures in the face of political challenges." - Carolyn Ali, Travel Editor at The Georgia Straight

About the Author

Lori Henry began Polynesian dancing when she was two years old. Although she also played ringette for many years, she ended up choosing to pursue dancing and trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop and contemporary styles. After high school, she attended Gastown Actors Studio in Vancouver to study theatre acting, and spent many years as a film actor.

After travelling solo to Paris, Lori caught the travel bug and began building on her growing number of writing assignments to embark on a career as a travel writer. Her work has been published in Readers Digest Canada, WestJet's up! magazine, Western Living, British Columbia magazine, Spa, FLARE, VIA destinations, West, VIA magazine (an AAA publication), USAToday.com, Gateways (Carnival Cruise Lines), among many others. She has also contributed to Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada, Explorer Publishing's Vancouver Explorer and Sasquatch Books' Best Places Northwest guidebooks.

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By Rob Crane on April 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
I especially enjoyed the Haida dancing in Haida Gwaii... very well written! I could imagine a documentary series inspired by the authors travels.
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By charisse on April 22, 2012
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I found the stories alive and rich and I feel I know a little more about my Country ( and inspired to dance suddenly ! )
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More About the Author

Lori Henry is a writer and dance anthropologist based in North Vancouver, Canada. She uses dance as an access point to learn about diverse cultures. Her fascination with the subject began with Polynesian dance lessons when she was two years old, learning how to chant in Hawaiian, sing and dance Maori kapa hakas, and shake her hips to Tahitian drums not long after she had learned to walk. She also trained in various other dance forms and played competitive ringette (similar to hockey).

Lori has spent the last 10 years working as a freelance writer focusing on travel and culture. Her work has been published all over the world in publications like Readers Digest, Air Canada's enRoute, WestJet's up! magazine, Western Living, British Columbia Magazine, Spa, FLARE, West, USAToday.com, and Fodor's, to name a few.

Lori holds a master's degree in Dance Anthropology with distinction from Roehampton University (London, UK). She conducted her fieldwork with the Whirling Dervishes of West London and her dissertation was titled, "Towards a Non-Hegemonic Anthropology of Dance."

Keep up to date with her at www.LoriHenry.ca.

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