- 10-volume series
- takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples
- arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group
- CDs accompany each volume
- extensive bibliographies
Covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.