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- 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. Irene... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 33.95
William Forsythe is one of the most, if not the most, important choreographers of the last 25 years. As director of the Frankfurt Ballet (1984-2004) he has been lauded for reinvigorating the language of classical ballet (he is often referred to as Balanchine's heir) in a fearless and comprehensiveness examination of its most fundamental assumptions... more...
- 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 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 Hills life and legacy. This book contains 28 black and white photographs. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95
Looks at dance in Germany, France, and the United States during the 1920s and the 1930s, including ballet, modern dance and dance in the cinema and Revue. Artists examined include Josephine Baker, Jean Cocteau, Valeska Gert, and George Balanchine. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00
In this first major study of contemporary Native American dance, Jacqueline Shea Murphy shows how these concert performances are at once diverse and connected by common influences.Illustrating how Native dance enacts cultural connections to land, ancestors, and animals, as well as spiritual and political concerns, Shea Murphy challenges stereotypes... more...