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  • Dance Theatre in Irelandby Aoife McGrath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Dance theatre has become a site of transformation in the Irish performance landscape. This book conducts a socio-political and cultural reading of dance theatre practice in Ireland from Yeats' dance plays at the start of the 20th century to Celtic-Tiger-era works of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and CoisCéim Dance Theatre at the start of the 21st. more...

  • Dance and authenticity in Israel and Palestineby E. Kaschl

    BRILL 2003; US$ 188.00

    In this ethnographic study, Kaschl examines the history of two related and competing Palestinian and Israeli folk dance forms. The focus is on how these forms known as dabkeh and debkah , respectively represent a contested cultural essence of both Palestinian and Israeli nationalism. The performances of three dance troupes (one Israeli and two Pale more...

  • Don't Act, Just Danceby Catherine Gunther Kodat

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    At some point in their career, nearly all the dancers who worked with George Balanchine were told ?don?t act, dear; just dance.? The dancers understood this as a warning against melodramatic over-interpretation and an assurance that they had all the tools they needed to do justice to the steps?but its implication that to dance is already to act in... more...

  • Doople\aaby Alphonse Tierou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    The African dancer requires complete technical mastery and must respect the precise rules handed down by the society of the Masques de Sagesse. Alphonse Tirou is from the Ouenon people of the Ivory Coast. His major study is the first written record of this oral tradition and it explains the movements, codes and meanings of the traditional African dance.... 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...

  • European Danceby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Long before people learned to write or build cities, they danced to communicate with their gods, bring luck, banish evil, and mark life's passages. Today's well-known folk dances have developed over centuries of struggle and celebration. This new edition of European Dance: Ireland, Poland, Spain, and Greece looks at the folk dances of four... more...

  • European Dance since 1989by Joanna Szymajda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989. Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were a major presence in dance ? particularly theatrical dance ? throughout the twentieth century. With the fragmentation of traditional structures... more...

  • How We Playedby Caroline Goodfellow

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    <div>Games make up a huge part of childhood, and memories of specific games stay with us throughout our lives. They form an integral part of growing up and stimulate imagination and creativity. From hide and seek to complex card and board games, street games that require no equipment to elaborate rainy day amusements, we all have experience... more...

  • Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalismby Prarthana Purkayastha

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book examines modern dance as a form of embodied resistance to political and cultural nationalism in India through the works of five selected modern dance makers: Rabindranath Tagore, Uday Shankar, Shanti Bardhan, Manjusri Chaki Sircar and Ranjabati Sircar. more...

  • Is It All About Hips?by Sangita Shresthova

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 24.95

    The first comprehensive book on Bollywood dance culture, Is It All About Hips? traces Bollywood dances as they are interpreted, created, and produced in three locations: Mumbai (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Los Angeles (USA). In this pioneering work, Sangita Shresthova brings alive the world of Bollywood dance through the chronicling and analyses... more...