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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00
Prom has been a fixture in the life of American teenagers for as long as high schools have existed. Both encapsulating and magnifying the drama of adolescence, proms have transformed from modest tea dances to costly extravaganzas supporting apparel and cosmetic makers, limousine services, hotels, magazine publishers, and hair salons. Focusing on social... more...
- Springer 1900; US$ 69.95
As the global vicissitudes of migration unfold so does ethnic difference in the classroom, and this book offers a timely examination of teaching about culturally different dances. At a time when the world of dance is, on the one hand, seemingly becoming more like fusion cookery there is another faction promoting isolation and preservation of tradition.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 43.00
Dance on Screen is a comprehensive introduction to the rich diversity of screen dance genres. It provides a contextual overview of dance in the screen media and analyzes a selection of case studies from the popular dance imagery of music video and Hollywood, through to experimental art dance. The focus then turns to video dance, dance originally... more...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 69.00
Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs as they twist and turn around their partners. They slide their feet along the floor toes first, transferring their weight from leg to leg, and settling... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95
The waltz, perhaps the most beloved social dance of the 19th and early 20th centuries, once provoked outrage from religious leaders and other self-appointed arbiters of social morality. Decrying the corrupting influence of social dancing, they failed to suppress the popularity of the waltz or other dance crazes of the period, including the Charleston,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 26.95
From mid-twentieth-century films such as Grand Hotel, Waterloo Bridge, and The Red Shoes to recent box-office hits including Billy Elliot, Save the Last Dance, and The Company, ballet has found its way, time and again, onto the silver screen and into the hearts of many otherwise unlikely audiences. In Dying Swans and Madmen, Adrienne L. McLean... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Since the advent of digital video technology, ?dance on camera? has become an increasingly popular, and important genre of dance. This is the first ever ?how-to? manual for choreographers, dancers and students who want to make dance films. Specifically written from a personal experience of a complete lack of printed material to help beginners... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95
Now in its tenth edition, this classic and comprehensive handbook has been revised to bring it up to date in keeping with changes on the dance floor and in the rules of dance competitions. The Quickstep, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango are all illustrated and described in great detail. more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1983; US$ 3.75
Cet ouvrage tente de dire que les sciences du loisir, par-delà leur quête difficile dobjectivité, constituent, pour les sociétés industrielles, au même titre que la sociologie et lanthropologie, par exemple, une nouvelle manière de se comprendre elles-mêmes. Lentement surgies des transformations majeures... more...