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  • The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Talby Karsten Muller; Raymund Stulze

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 23.95

    Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship. His sacrificial style made Tal immensely popular with chess players all over the world. In this... more...

  • Black Dance in London, 1730-1850by Rodreguez King-Dorset

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    The survival of African cultural traditions in the New World has long been a subject of academic study and controversy, particularly traditions of dance, music, and song. Yet the dance culture of blacks in London, where a growing black community carried on the newly creolized dance traditions of their Caribbean ancestors, has been largely neglected.... 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...

  • European Dance since 1989by Joanna Szymajda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Dance In Society Ils 85by Frances Rust

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • South Asian Danceby Alessandra Iyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernismby Sally Banes

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    A leading critic traces three decades of contemporary dance from Balanchine to breakdancing more...

  • Moving History/Dancing Culturesby Ann Dils; Ann Cooper Albright

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    A comprehensive and multifaceted anthology of dance history -- ideal for the classroom. 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...