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Theatrical Dancing

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  • Vernon and Irene Castle's Ragtime Revolutionby Eve Golden

    The University Press of Kentucky 2007; US$ 40.00

    Vernon and Irene Castle popularized ragtime dancing in the years just before World War I and made dancing a respectable pastime in America. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue.... more...

  • William Forsythe and the Practice of Choreographyby Steven Spier

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 37.95

    William Forsythe?s reinvigoration of classical ballet during his 20-year tenure at the Ballett Frankfurt saw him lauded as one of the greatest choreographers of the postwar era. His current work with The Forsythe Company has gone even further to challenge and investigate fundamental assumptions about choreography itself. William Forsythe and... more...

  • Night?s Dancerby YaŽl Tamar Lewin; Janet Collins

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    The biography of the first African-American prima ballerina more...

  • Class Actby Cholly Atkins; Jacqui Malone

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Cholly Atkins's career has spanned an extraordinary era of American dance. He began performing during Prohibition and continued his apprenticeship in vaudeville, in nightclubs, and in the army during World War II. With his partner, Honi Coles, Cholly toured the country, performing with such jazz masters as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Count... more...

  • The Contributions of Martha Hill to American Dance and Dance Education, 1900-1995by Elizabeth McPherson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 149.95

    This book looks at the life of Martha Hill, the prominent educator and founding director of three pivotal degree-granting college dance programs or departments and two summer festivals. The first-hand narratives provide in-depth perspectives on Hill’s life and legacy. This book contains 28 black and white photographs. more...

  • The Man Who Made the Jailhouse Rockby Mark Knowles

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 39.95

    Choreographer Alex Romero created Jailhouse Rock, the iconic Elvis Presley production number, but never received screen credit for his contribution. This book tells his story. The son of a Mexican general, Romero escaped the Mexican Revolution, joined his family's vaudeville dance act and became a dancer in Hollywood. Part of Jack Cole's exclusive... more...

  • Marion D. Cuyjet and Her Judimar School of Danceby Melanye White Dixon

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 139.95

    This publication documents the work of pioneering ballet pedagogue Marion D. Cuyjet and presents a historical and descriptive study of her teaching career and school within its sociocultural context. more...

  • Lydia Thompson: Queen of Burlesqueby Kurt Ganzl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.00

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dame Maggie Scottby Michelle Potter; Graeme Murphy

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Foreword by Graeme Murphy.† It is impossible to tell the story of dance in Australia without focusing on Dame Margaret Scott. The fiftieth anniversary of The Australian Ballet School is a fitting time to launch her biography - she was the first Director of the School and a dancer and teacher of immense vision and intellect. Maggie Scott was born... more...

  • Time Stepsby Donna McKechnie; Greg Lawrence

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 14.99

    A poignant and revealing memoir from a legendary entertainer. Donna McKechnie began her love affair with dance as a child in Detroit. At fifteen, she ran away from home to join a touring dance troupe, and in 1961, she was cast in the Broadway smash hit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying . She soon won acclaim as Michael Bennett's... more...