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  • 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...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba, Iyesa y Arara, Vol. Iby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 29.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's extended and comprehensive transcription book of the Tradados de fundamento of the Orishas. The song scores are in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as: Yoruba, Iyesa and Arara. Cantos Especiales Vol 1 and Vol 2 is a continuing selection. The transcription... more...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba, Iyesa y Arara, Vol. IIIby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 24.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's comprehensive additional transcription book of song scores “Fundamento” in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as Yoruba, Iyesa and Arara. His collection contains songs for 20 Orishas. The transcription includes short instructions for Bata drums. It opens with... more...

  • Cantos especiales - Cantos Yoruba y Iyesa, Vol. IVby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's additional transcription book of song scores “Cantos de campo” in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as: Yoruba and Iyesa. His collection contains songs for 13 Orishas. The transcription includes short instructions for Bata drums. It opens with Elegua and ends... 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. 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...

  • 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...

  • Asian Danceby Janet Descutner; Janet W Descutner

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Asian Dance, Second Edition introduces readers to the rich variety of dance traditions of India, Thailand, Java, Bali, China, and Japan. From the profound impact Hindu deities had on dance in India and later in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago to the 20th-century development of Butoh in Japan, dance has been a means for people to express themselves... more...

  • African Danceby Kariamu Welsh Consulting; Kariamu Welsh-Asante

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The ancient tradition of African dance has influenced dance styles all over the world. It is used to commemorate many annual ceremonies and activities, such as rites of passage and the harvest, and it is also an important form of recreation, religious expression, and storytelling. In African Dance, Second Edition, the varied cultures of Africa and... 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...