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Theatrical Dancing

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  • The Borzoi Book of Modern Danceby Margaret Lloyd

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 14.95

    What is "modern dance" and how does it differ from ballet and other forms of theatrical dancing-who made it what it is? These questions and their answers are the subjects around which Margaret Lloyd has written a unique and endlessly entertaining book. Originally published in 1949, The Borzoi Book of Modern Dance captures the beginnings of modern... 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...

  • Alien Bodiesby Ramsay Burt

    Taylor & Francis 1998; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • Dancing Revelationsby Thomas F. DeFrantz

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 20.99

    Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) is arguably the most important black American choreographer in the short history of modern dance. This study presents an examination of Ailey's range of choreography, considers its cultural sources, theories of African American Performance, and the ways in which Ailey shaped African American participation in modern dance. more...

  • The Ballet Companionby Eliza Gaynor Minden

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 29.95

    A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs,... more...

  • DK Readers: My First Ballet Recitalby Amy Junor; DK

    DK Publishing 2008; US$ 3.99

    My First Ballet Recital is the story of a girl's preparation for her first ballet performance, where she and her classmate scan show off all they've learned. Photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing... more...

  • Balletby Robin Rinaldi

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    One of the most formal and demanding genres of dance, ballet has enthralled audiences with its grace, precision, and remarkable feats of dexterity. Its early roots can be traced back to the 16th century, when court dances were performed for Italian and French royalty. After spreading throughout Europe, ballet flourished in 19th-century Russia, the... more...

  • Dance As the Spirit Movesby Heather Clark

    Destiny Image Publishers 2009; US$ 15.99

    From victory dances to healing and wall breaking dances, you will discover how exciting and enjoyable biblical dance is, and how it can be part of your Christian life. This book also provides practical steps to building a dance ministry, It focuses on dancers, worship leaders, and church leaders revealing ways all three groups can work together... more...

  • I Was a Dancerby Jacques D'Amboise

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 35.00

    ?Who am I? I?m a man; an American, a father, a teacher, but most of all, I am a person who knows how the arts can change lives, because they transformed mine. I was a dancer.? In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques d?Amboise, one of America?s most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for... more...

  • Modern Danceby Janet Anderson

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Modern dance was a movement that began at the turn of the 20th century when American dancers Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Ruth St. Denis broke from formal dance traditions with their own personal vision of movement. Soon, their visions evolved through Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman, who would all go on to teach their methods... more...