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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 8.99
The best of America's best writer on dance "Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything-once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love." From 1973 until 1996 Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post created for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays have revealed the logic and... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 27.99
Founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company ( PHILADANCO ) and the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, Joan Myers Brown's personal and professional histories reflect both the hardships and the accomplishments of African Americans in the artistic and social developments through the twentieth century and into the new millennium. Dixon Gottschild deftly... more...
- Greystone Books 2012; US$ 22.95
Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection? the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century, who often led double lives as concubines, through the poverty of the corps de ballet dancers in the 1800?s and the anorexic and bulimic ballerinas... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00
Swing dance is the only partnered style of dancing that is truly "made in America." Even its original name—the "Lindy Hop "—is rooted in American history, having been inspired by Charles A. Lindbergh's historic 1927 flight from New York to Paris. After fading into obscurity in the 1960s and 1970s, the Lindy Hop and swing dancing are riding a new wave... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.95
From the author of the acclaimed Everybody Was So Young , the definitive and major biography of the great choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins To some, Jerome Robbins was a demanding perfectionist, a driven taskmaster, a theatrical visionary; to others, he was a loyal friend, a supportive mentor, a generous and entertaining companion... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, " the fabulous dance of the past hundred years?and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.? Thompson traces tango?s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99
The foremost contemporary choreographer in the history of ballet, George Balanchine extended the art form into radical new paths that came to seem inevitable under his direction. He transformed movement and dance in classical and modern ballet, on the Broadway stage, and in the cinema. George Balanchine chronicles the life and achievements of this... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 17.00
From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years... more...