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Social Dancing

  • 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...

  • Volkseigene Körperby Jens Richard Giersdorf

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.31

    »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...

  • Choreographie und Institutionby Yvonne Hardt; Martin Stern

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.11

    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...

  • Die Fachsprache des Tanzesby Birte Möpert

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 32.66

    Den Fachsprachen der Künste wird auch heute noch wenig Beachtung in der Fachsprachenforschung geschenkt ? so auch der Fachsprache des Tanzes. Der Tanz konnte im Laufe des 20. Jahrhunderts sein steifes Tutu-Kleid abstreifen und sich mit Choreografen wie u. a. Mary Wigman, Gret Palucca, Pina Bausch im Ausdruckstanz und mit Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey,... more...

  • Making Video Danceby Katrina McPherson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Since the advent of digital video technology, ?dance on camera? has become an increasingly popular, and important genre of dance. This is the first ever ?how-to? manual for choreographers, dancers and students who want to make dance films. Specifically written from a personal experience of a complete lack of printed material to help beginners... more...

  • Ballroom Dancingby Alex Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.00

    Now in its tenth edition, this classic and comprehensive handbook has been revised to bring it up to date in keeping with changes on the dance floor and in the rules of dance competitions. The Quickstep, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango are all illustrated and described in great detail. 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...

  • Dance With Meby Julia A. Ericksen

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 69.00

    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 partners. They slide their feet along the floor toes first, transferring their weight from leg to leg, and settling... 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...

  • 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...