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Theatrical Dancing

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Judson Dance Theatreby Ramsay Burt

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 42.95

    "The Judson Dance Theatre "explores the work and legacy of one of the most influential of all dance companies, which first performed at the Judson Memorial Church in downtown Manhattan in the early 1960s. There, a group of choreographers and dancers--including future well-known artists Twyla Tharp, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Morris, Trisha Brown, Yvonne... more...

  • Rudolf Labanby Karen K. Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95

    Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban's life, work and influences an exploration of his key ideas, including the revolutionary 'Laban... more...

  • Anna Halprinby Libby Worth; Helen Poynor

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95

    This guidebook traces the life's work of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, it explores Halprin's connections with... more...

  • A Queer History of the Balletby Peter Stoneley

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95

    Designed for students, scholars and general readers with an interest in dance and queer history, A Queer History of the Ballet focuses on how, as makers and as audiences, queer men and women have helped to develop many of the texts, images, and legends of ballet. Presenting a series of historical case studies, the book explores the ways in... more...

  • Transcending Boundariesby Donald McKayle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Alien Bodiesby Ramsay Burt

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    Alien Bodies is a fascinating examination of dance in Germany, France, and the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Ranging across ballet and modern dance, dance in the cinema and Revue, Ramsay Burt looks at the work of European, African American, and white American artists. Among the artists who feature are: * Josephine Baker * Jean Borlin... 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...

  • 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...