What does dancing tell us about ourselves, individually and collectively? And what can it do for us? Whether it be at home, eighties club nights, Irish dancehalls or reggae dances, jungle raves or volunteer-run spaces and youth centres, Emma Warren has sought the answers to these questions her entire life.
Dancing doesn't just refract the music and culture within which it evolves; it generates new music and culture. When we speak only of the music, we lose part of the story - the part that finds us dancing as children on the toes of adults; the part that triggers communication across borders and languages; the part that speaks to ordinary dancing, hesitant dancers and the joy of moving to music.
At the intersection of cultural history and memoir, Dance Your Way Home is an intimate foray onto the dancefloor - wherever and whenever it may be - that speaks to the heart of what it is that makes us move.
Size: 142 x 223mm (hardback)
Publisher: Faber & Faber