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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 19.95
?I?ve been dancing steadily since that Valentine?s Day. I have taken countless lessons and classes, passed a professional certification exam, done several shows and a competition?yes, dressed in those outrageous gowns and false eyelashes?and then gone back home to the kids, the soccer, the housework, and to work the next day. It hasn?t been easy to... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told, Apollo?s Angels ?the first cultural history of ballet ever written?is a groundbreaking work. From ballet?s origins in the Renaissance and... more...
- 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...
- 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...