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- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95
A Selection of European Folk Dances, Volume 3 presents the dance sequence and music for selected Folk Dances from various European countries. The book focuses on traditional folk dances from France, Germany, and Israel, as well as from Yugoslavia, Portugal, and Romania. Experts from the dance's country of origin are consulted to ensure that the instructions... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95
A Selection of European Folk Dances, Volume 4 is part of a series of booklets giving the dance sequence and music for a selection of folk dances from various European countries outside the British Isles. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with a description of the various holds and basic steps of the dances. Subsequent chapters detail specific... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...