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- Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 11.95
Modern Dance Techniques and Teaching is truly one of a kind: it is the only book to be published documenting Martha Graham's movement philosophy, as recorded by two of Graham's original followers. The purpose of the book, according to its authors, is "to analyze, illustrate and organize for teaching purposes some of the vocabulary (techniques) of... more...
- Destiny Image, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.99
Journey with Ann Stevenson as she leads you step by step through the mysteries of the divine beauty of dance as choreographed by the Creator Himself. Where does dance fit into worship, warfare, and wholeness? Learn the foundational biblical truths vital to the fullness of God's created purpose for dance. A dancer since the age of three,... more...
- De Gruyter 1999; US$ 133.00
The study is devoted to the problem of motion analysis and centers on 20th century social dancing and dance theatre. The main focus is on the motorics of the body-in-motion. Analytic observation and description (by means of a newly developed system for recording movement) chart the phenomena studied in terms of the way they form 'motion-texts'. The... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 39.79
Hauptbeschreibung Der Tango entstand am Rio de la Plata als eine kulturspezifische Ausdrucksform einer Gruppe von Menschen. In seinem Ambiente, in dem er gelebt wurde sowie in den Formen, in denen er getanzt wurde, finden sich die Geschichten und Befindlichkeiten derer wieder, die ihn entstehen ließen oder ihn von seinem Entstehungszeitpunkt an bis... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
In this rich interdisciplinary study Tim Scholl provides a provocative and timely re-evaluation of the development of ballet from the 1880s to the middle of the twentieth century. In the light of a thoughtful re-appraisal of dance classicism he locates the roots of modern ballet in the works of Marius Petipa, rather than in the much-celebrated choreographic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 33.95
Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft delves into the choreographic processes of some of America's most engaging and revolutionary dancemakers. Based on personal interviews, the book's narratives reveal the methods and quests of, among others, Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, and Mark... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 37.95
For nearly a century, the training of ballet and modern dancers has followed two divergent paths. Modern practitioners felt ballet was artificial and injurious to the body; ballet teachers felt that modern dancers lacked the rigorous discipline and control that comes only from years of progressive training. Ballet Beyond Tradition seeks to reconcile... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95
The only scholarly book in English dedicated to recent European contemporary dance, Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement examines the work of key contemporary choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early 1990s in Europe and the US. Through their vivid and explicit dialogue with performance art, visual... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 20.99
Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) is arguably the most important black American choreographer in the short history of modern dance. This study presents an examination of Ailey's range of choreography, considers its cultural sources, theories of African American Performance, and the ways in which Ailey shaped African American participation in modern dance. more...