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  • 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...

  • Dancing the Fairy Taleby Laura Katz Rizzo

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    In Dancing the Fairy Tale, Laura Katz Rizzo claims that The Sleeping Beauty is both a metaphor for ballet itself, and a powerful case study for examining ballet and its production and performance. Using Marius Petipa and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's classical dance--specifically as it was staged in Philadelphia over nearly 70 years--Katz Rizzo looks at the... more...

  • Dancing Fear and Desireby Stavros Stavrou Karayanni

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Throughout centuries of European colonial domination, the bodies of Middle Eastern dancers, male and female, move sumptuously and seductively across the pages of Western travel journals, evoking desire and derision, admiration and disdain, allure and revulsion. This profound ambivalence forms the axis of an investigation into Middle Eastern dance?an... more...

  • Decentring Dancing Textsby Janet Lansdale

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Eleven authors analyse recent dance practices in the theatre, in club culture and on film, addressing dance in interdisciplinary relationship with music, painting and play texts. This text attempts to fill a gap with an up-to-date account of exciting and challenging new work, illuminated by fascinating new theoretical frameworks. more...

  • Done into Danceby Ann Daly

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The larger-than-life story of an American dance icon. more...

  • Emerging Bodiesby Gabriele Klein; Sandra Noeth

    transcript 2014; US$ 33.52

    The concept of »worldmaking« is based on the idea that 'the world' is not given, but rather produced through language, actions, ideas and perception. This collection of essays takes a closer look at various hybrid and disparate worlds related to dance and choreography. Coming from a broad range of different backgrounds and disciplines, the authors... more...

  • Exhausting Danceby Andre Lepecki

    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...

  • Getting Started in Balletby Anna Paskevska

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 34.99

    Many children dream of being a ballerina. Chin raised with purpose, arms high above head, they twirl clumsily around the living room and leap tirelessly in the air. Sooner or later they're bound to say, "I want to dance." Now what do you do? How do you know if the time is right? Where's the best place to start? In Getting Started... more...

  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Butohby Bruce Baird

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 110.00

    Presents the performance art 'butoh' as an evolving artistic bodily response to the Japanese society of the 1960s-1980s - a society characterized by conflict and proliferating information. more...

  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuoby Sondra Fraleigh; Tamah Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 35.95

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book unravels the contribution of two of modern theatre?s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is the first book to combine: an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to the larger story of butoh's international... more...