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- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95
This book considers the creative work and therapeutic and pedagogical approach of Anna Halprin, a dancer, choreographer, and early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. It looks at her 'Life/Art ProcessŪ' and the wider impact of her work across the fields of art, education, therapy and politics. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 49.95
Prominent dance critic Arlene Croce wrote for The New Yorker during the 1970s, '80s and '90s. Through more than 200 critiques in that magazine, she confirmed a classical aesthetic framework for dance, influencing the work of numerous contemporary critics as well as the tastes of audiences. This book explores that framework and provides an interpretive... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 45.00
The great Russian choreographer Leonide Massine was the most important figure in modernist ballet in the 1930s, known for works such as Gaite Parisienne and The Three-Cornered Hat. His versatility and scope made his choreography the most representative of the century. Whatever period he portrayed, his style flowed freely and unselfconsciously. His... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47
Ballet is defined by dance, but supporting the visual drama are some of the greatest musical treasures in the classical canon. This handy reference guide from Classic FM explores the world's most popular ballets, considering the great choreographers, dancers and, of course, composers who have created the most stunning performances of this incredible... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99
This book is the first full-length examination of a Soviet cultural diplomatic effort. In her work, McDaniel focuses on the key role that the Soviets assigned to the arts in transforming societies and demonstrates that the Soviets conceived of the arts as a kind of "artful warfare"; a valuable weapon in winning the Cold War. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Paris at the turn of the century - Art Nouveau, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Folies Bergere. This was the atmosphere which nurtured the artistic development of the remarkable dancer and choreographer Ida Rubinstein.This long-awaited biography gives us a unique insight into the life of a remarkable woman, responsible for a fascinating chapter of... more...
- Profile Books 2013; US$ 10.65
'He achieves the miraculous,' the sculptor Auguste Rodin wrote of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. 'He embodies all the beauty of classical frescoes and statues'. Like so many since, Rodin recognised that in Nijinsky classical ballet had one of the greatest and most original artists of the twentieth century, in any genre. Immersed in the world... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
Pina Bausch?s work has had tremendous impact across the spectrum of late twentieth-century performance practice. It helped to redefine the possibilities of what both dance and theater can be. This edited collection presents a compendium of source material combined with contextual essays that serve as a base for the study of Pina Bausch's performance... more...