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  • The Dance Technique of Doris Humphreyby Ernestine Stodelle

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 19.95

    The Dance Technique of Doris Humphrey and Its Creative Potential pays respect to the work of American modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey. Her theories of movement, based upon the principles of Fall and Recovery, are no less well-known by reputation than by their pervasive influence. This 1978 publication was the first documentation in book format... more...

  • The Body Is a Clear Placeby Erick Hawkins

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 10.95

    The Body is a Clear Place is a collection of ten intelligent, lyrical essays that serve as a testament to Erick Hawkins' long career in dance. The last two essays were written especially for this volume while the first eight essays were collected from speeches, statements and articles Hawkins has written. The essays are framed by a foreword written... more...

  • Pre-Classic Dance Formsby Louis Horst

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 10.95

    Pre-Classic Dance Forms supplies its readers with complete historical descriptions of 16th and 17th century dances. For the student of music and dance, Horst offers a brief, readable introduction to this important era of dancing and its customs and styles and shows how the early dances influenced the growth of modern dance in this century. Through... more...

  • Playdancingby Diane Lynch Fraser

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 10.95

    Playdancing is a creative movement program developed to foster confidence, creativity and problem-solving skills in children aged three to eight. The book is written primarily for teachers' use in the classroom. The book is geared toward educators and the activities do not require experience with dance. The only prerequisite for its contents is a... more...

  • Both Sides of the Mirrorby Anna Paskevska

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 14.95

    Both Sides of the Mirror starts with the premise that skeletal equilibrium promotes harmonious musculature, which in turn makes harmonious movement possible. Early training establishes neuromuscular patterns that form the foundation of later technique. If the training is sound, the young student may become a graceful dancer who is challenged to... more...

  • Modern Dance Techniques and Teachingby Gertrude Shurr; Rachael Dunaven Yocom

    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...

  • The Modern Danceby John Martin

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 10.95

    John Martin, arguably the first modern dance critic in America and trail-blazer for the art form's validity in the public sector, first published The Modern Dance in 1933 and claimed it to be "perhaps the first attempt...to analyze the American modern dance." The book is the text of four lectures delivered by Martin at the New School for Social... more...

  • Dance is a Momentby Barbara Pollack; Charles Humphrey Woodford

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 9.95

    Dance is a Moment captures Limón's personality and achievements through a combination of narrative, direct quotations and stunning photography. The portrait is divided according to the spheres of his life: Part I, Life, is biographical and traces Limón from revolution-torn Mexico to New York. Part II, Work, focuses on Limón's choreographic process,... more...

  • Elements of Classical Ballet Techniqueby Karel Shook

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 9.95

    Elements of Classical Ballet Technique as Practiced in the School for the Dance Theatre of Harlem champions the rich heritage of American dance from Fanny Elssler's triumphs to the square dances of the pioneers and on to the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Originally published in 1977, the text serves as a theoretical and practical outline of Shook's... more...

  • The Dance in Theoryby John Martin

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 9.95

    Although originally published in 1965, this edition of The Dance in Theory was republished in 1989 as the same text with a new introduction by Jack Anderson. The Dance in Theory reprints the first third of John Martin's seminal 1939 book, Introduction to the Dance . It presents Martin's analysis of the theoretical underpinnings of modern dance,... more...