Latin Dance

Latin Dance

Latin Dance

Latin Dance

Synopsis

Composer Austin Wintory's Grammy(R)-nominated soundtrack to the Sony Playstation video game Journey opened higher on the Billboard album charts than any previous video game soundtrack. The album subsequently won two British Academy Awards, an Interactive Academy Award, and many more. By popular request, Alfred Music is honored to make this collection of sheet music available to pianists. These six arrangements were selected and produced in direct collaboration with composer Austin Wintory to ensure that they effectively capture the original versions. Titles: Nascence • Threshold • The Road of Trials • Final Confluence • Apotheosis • I Was Born for This.

Excerpt

From the Lindy hop to hip-hop, dance has helped define American life and culture. In good times and bad, people have turned to dance to escape their troubles, get out, and have a good time. From high school proms to weddings and other occasions, dance creates some of our most memorable personal moments. It is also big business, with schools, competitions, and dance halls bringing in people and their dollars each year. And as America has changed, so, too, has dance. The story of dance is very much the story of America. Dance routines are featured in movies, television, and videos; dance styles and techniques reflect shifting values and attitudes toward relationships; and dance performers and their costumes reveal changing thoughts about race, class, gender, and other topics. Written for students and general readers, The American Dance Floor series covers the history of social dancing in America.

Each volume in the series looks at a particular type of dance such as swing, disco, Latin, folk dancing, hip-hop, ballroom, and country & western. Written in an engaging manner, each book tells the story of a particular dance form and places it in its historical, social, and cultural context. Thus each title helps the reader learn not only about a particular dance form but also about social change. The volumes are fully documented, and each contains a bibliography of print and electronic resources for further reading.

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