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Theatrical Dancing

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  • Elements of Classical Ballet Techniqueby Karel Shook

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 9.95

    Elements of Classical Ballet Technique as Practiced in the School for the Dance Theatre of Harlem champions the rich heritage of American dance from Fanny Elssler's triumphs to the square dances of the pioneers and on to the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Originally published in 1977, the text serves as a theoretical and practical outline of Shook's... more...

  • The Dance in Theoryby John Martin

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 9.95

    Although originally published in 1965, this edition of The Dance in Theory was republished in 1989 as the same text with a new introduction by Jack Anderson. The Dance in Theory reprints the first third of John Martin's seminal 1939 book, Introduction to the Dance . It presents Martin's analysis of the theoretical underpinnings of modern dance,... more...

  • 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...

  • The Dance Theatre of Kurt Joossby Suzanne Walther

    Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 51.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Speaking of Danceby Joyce Morgenroth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 33.95

    Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft delves into the choreographic processes of some of America's most engaging and revolutionary dancemakers. Based on personal interviews, the book's narratives reveal the methods and quests of, among others, Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, and Mark... more...

  • Ballet Beyond Traditionby Anna Paskevska

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 37.95

    For nearly a century, the training of ballet and modern dancers has followed two divergent paths. Modern practitioners felt ballet was artificial and injurious to the body; ballet teachers felt that modern dancers lacked the rigorous discipline and control that comes only from years of progressive training. Ballet Beyond Tradition seeks to reconcile... 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...

  • Reworking the Balletby Vida L. Midgelow

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95

    Challenging and unsettling their predecessors, modern choreographers such as Matthew Bourne, Mark Morris and Masaki Iwana have courted controversy and notoriety by reimagining the most canonical of Classical and Romantic ballets. In this book, Vida L. Midgelow illustrates the ways in which these contemporary reworkings destroy and recreate their... more...