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- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Raised in a desperately poor village during the height of China's Cultural Revolution, Li Cunxin's childhood revolved around the commune, his family and Chairman Mao's Little Red Book. Until, that is, Madame Mao's cultural delegates came in search of young peasants to study ballet at the academy in Beijing and he was thrust into a completely... more...
- Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 11.95
Modern Dance Techniques and Teaching is truly one of a kind: it is the only book to be published documenting Martha Graham's movement philosophy, as recorded by two of Graham's original followers. The purpose of the book, according to its authors, is "to analyze, illustrate and organize for teaching purposes some of the vocabulary (techniques) of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
Pina Bausch?s work has had tremendous impact across the spectrum of late twentieth-century performance practice, helping to redefine the possibilities of what both dance and theater can be. This edited collection presents a compendium of source material and contextual essays that examine Pina Bausch's history, practice and legacy, and the development... more...
- Interlink Publishing 2012; US$ 12.00
"Come, sit by me," says Grandmother. "Take this chalk in your hand. Now draw a dot and concentrate all your energy into this one dot. It is the beginning and the end, the navel of the world." So Fawzia Al-Rawi describes her grandmother's first lesson about the ancient craft of Oriental dance. Grandmother's Secrets always circles back to this grandmother... more...
- Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 17.00
His legendary shows included Fiddler on the Roof , The King and I , West Side Story , Gypsy , and Funny Girl . His celebrity colleagues included Barbra Streisand, Bette Davis, Stephen Sondheim, Natalie Wood, Ethel Merman, and Montgomery Clift. His private demons included sexual and religious conflicts, scandalous betrayals during the McCarthy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
The first and only book to focus on dance on the Internet, Sita Popat?s fascinating Invisible Connections examines how Internet and communication technologies offer dance and theatre new platforms for creating and performing work, and how opportunities for remote interaction and collaboration are available on a scale never before imaginable. ... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 11.65
This essential pocket guide to this enduringly popular art, is a perfect introduction to over eighty of the most performed ballets today. Spanning nearly two centuries of classical dancing, this indispensable book begins in the Romantic era of the 1830s, moves through the great Tchaikovsky ballets of Tsarist St Petersburg, to the inspirational work... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95
Rudolf Laban (1879 ? 1958) was a pioneer in dance and movement, who found an extraordinary range of application for his ideas; from industry to drama, education and therapy.? Laban believed that you can understand about human beings by observing how they move, and devised two complimentary methods of notating the shape and quality of movements. ... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 20.83
Whether you are an absolute beginner, a Strictly Come Dancing wannabe or simply want a fun way to get fit, Craig Revel Horwood's guide to ballroom dancing offers something for everyone. Learn how to become a ballroom babe or a Latin lover as Craig shows you all the basic moves in a fun, lively and straightforward way. Easy-to-follow instructions and... more...