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Theatrical Dancing

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Emerging Bodiesby Gabriele Klein; Sandra Noeth

    transcript 2014; US$ 31.94

    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...

  • Mary Wigmanby Mary Anne Santos Newhall

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth and twenty-first-century performance. A dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Wigman was a leading innovator in expressionist dance.... more...

  • Pina Bauschby Royd Climenhaga

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. This book is the first English language overview of Pina Bausch?s work and methods, combining:... 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...

  • Merce Cunninghamby Roger Copeland

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...