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Dance History

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  • 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...

  • Swans of the Kremlinby Christina Ezrahi

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    Classical ballet was perhaps the most visible symbol of aristocratic culture and its isolation from the rest of Russian society under the tsars. In the wake of the October Revolution, ballet, like all of the arts, fell under the auspices of the Soviet authorities. In light of these events, many feared that the imperial ballet troupes would be disbanded.... more...

  • Staging Ghanaby Paul Schauert

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana?s national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble and the aims of the individual performers work in opposition. Schauert discusses the history of the dance troupe and its role in Ghana?s post-independence... more...

  • Shall We Dance?by Douglas Thompson

    John Blake 2015; US$ 14.99

    On the eve of World War I, they had the world at?and watching?their feet, enchanting New York, London, and Paris with their dizzying steps. The intimate and tragic biography of America's pioneering ballroom couple. Vernon and Irene Castle were the world?s first true celebrity couple. He, an Englishman, was tall, poised, and slim, a template for... more...

  • Rethinking the Sylphby Lynn Garafola

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    A revisionist look at romanticism in ballet. more...

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

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

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

  • The Place of Danceby Andrea Olsen; Caryn McHose

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    An essential guide to embodied awareness more...

  • Europe Dancingby Andree Grau; Stephanie Jordan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Europe Dancing examines the dance cultures and movements which have developed in Europe since the Second World War. Nine countries are represented in this unique collaboration between European dance scholars. The contributors chart the art form, and discuss the outside influences which have shaped it. This comprehensive book explores: * questions... more...

  • Dance As Educationby Peter Brinson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Taxi-Dance Hallby Paul Goalby Cressey

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    First published in 1932, The Taxi-Dance Hall is Paul Goalby Cressey?s fascinating study of Chicago?s urban nightlife?as seen through the eyes of the patrons, owners, and dancers-for-hire who frequented the city?s notoriously seedy ?taxi-dance? halls. Taxi-dance halls, as the introduction notes, were social centers where men could come and pay... more...