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Dance History

  • 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...

  • Before They Were Belly Dancersby Kathleen W. Fraser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Focusing on Egypt during the period 1760 to 1870, this book fills in some of the historical blanks for a dance form often known today in the Middle East as raqs sharki or raqs baladi, and in Western countries as "belly dance." Eyewitness accounts written by European travelers, the major primary source for modern scholars, provide most of... 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...

  • 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...

  • Nordic Dance Spacesby Karen Vedel; Petri Hoppu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness. Looking to the motion of dancers and dance forms... more...

  • The Place of Danceby Andrea Olsen; Caryn McHose

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    An essential guide to embodied awareness 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...

  • Dance Circlesby Helene Neveu Kringelbach

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00

    Senegal has played a central role in contemporary dance due to its rich performing traditions, as well as strong state patronage of the arts, first under French colonialism and later in the postcolonial era. In the 1980s, when the Senegalese economy was in decline and state fundingwithdrawn, European agencies used the performing arts as a tool in... more...

  • Clanby Greg Barrett; Stephen Page

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 27.26

    A lavish photographic look at the one of Australia's foremost dance companies. 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...