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Theatrical Dancing

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  • Getting Started in Balletby Anna Paskevska

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    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...

  • 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...

  • Tap Dancing Americaby Constance Valis Hill

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    Here is the vibrant, colorful, high-stepping story of tap -- the first comprehensive, fully documented history of a uniquely American art form. Writing with all the verve and grace of tap itself, Constance Valis Hill offers a sweeping narrative, filling a major gap in American dance history and placing tap firmly center stage. more...

  • Diaghilevby Sjeng Scheijen

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    This major, eminently readable, and well-illustrated new biography, the first in thirty years, by a young art historian and Russian scholar is based on much original research, especially in Russia, and reassesses Diaghilev as impresario and illuminates his enigmatic personality. more...

  • Transcending Boundariesby Donald McKayle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

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

  • Martha Hill and the Making of American Danceby Janet Mansfield Soares

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    A lively and intimate portrait of an unsung heroine in American dance more...

  • Done into Danceby Ann Daly

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

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

  • 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 the... more...