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  • Dance With Meby Julia A. Ericksen

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 34.00

    Click here to listen to Julia Ericksen's interview about Dance with Me on Philadelphia NPR's "Radio Times" Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs as they twist and turn around their... more...

  • The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dancesby Mark Knowles

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    The waltz, perhaps the most beloved social dance of the 19th and early 20th centuries, once provoked outrage from religious leaders and other self-appointed arbiters of social morality. Decrying the corrupting influence of social dancing, they failed to suppress the popularity of the waltz or other dance crazes of the period, including the Charleston,... more...

  • Shall We Dance? The True Story of the Couple Who Taught The World to Danceby Douglas Thompson; Craig Revel-Horwood

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    On the eve of the Great War, they had the world at – and watching – their feet. If God is in the details, they were divine. Vernon and Irene Castle were the world?s first true celebrity couple. He, an Englishman, was tall and slim, as poised as an elegant evening out, a template for the Hollywood idols who would follow. In a staid age, she, a New... more...

  • Choreographie und Institutionby Yvonne Hardt; Martin Stern

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.60

    Zeitgenössischen Tanz und Prozesse der Institutionalisierung verbindet ein komplexes Zusammenspiel. Der Band widmet sich diesen Verknüpfungen und reflektiert u.a. Praktiken der Produktion und Organisation (Festivals und Veranstaltungsorte, Projektförderung und Kulturmanagement, ästhetische Bildung und Ausbildung) sowie Formen der Institutionalisierung... more...

  • Volkseigene Körperby Jens Richard Giersdorf

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.84

    »Volkseigene Körper« ist die erste deutschsprachige Monografie zur Untersuchung der doktrinären und oppositionellen Choreographien in Ostdeutschland. Der frühere Tänzer und Dramaturg (Tanzbühne Leipzig) Jens Richard Giersdorf verbindet Archivrecherchen, critical theory, Interviews und persönliche Berichte mit tanzwissenschaftlichen Analysen unterschiedlicher... more...

  • The Fierce Tribeby Mickey Weems

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    Mickey Weems applies overtly interdisciplinary interpretation  to a subject that demands such a breakdown of intellectual boundaries. This is an ethnography  that  documents the folk nature of popular culture. The Circuit, an expression of Gay culture, comprises large dance events (gatherings, celebrations, communions, festivals). Music... more...

  • High School Promby Ann Anderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Prom has been a fixture in the life of American teenagers for as long as high schools have existed. Both encapsulating and magnifying the drama of adolescence, proms have transformed from modest tea dances to costly extravaganzas supporting apparel and cosmetic makers, limousine services, hotels, magazine publishers, and hair salons. Focusing on social... more...