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Theatrical Dancing

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  • Apollo's Angelsby Jennifer Homans

    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...

  • Anna Halprinby Ursula Schorn; Rudolf zur Lippe; Anna Halprin; Ronit Land; Gabriele Wittmann

    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 Process®' and the wider impact of her work across the fields of art, education, therapy and politics. more...

  • The Modern Danceby John Martin

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 10.95

    John Martin, arguably the first modern dance critic in America and trail-blazer for the art form's validity in the public sector, first published The Modern Dance in 1933 and claimed it to be "perhaps the first attempt...to analyze the American modern dance." The book is the text of four lectures delivered by Martin at the New School for Social... 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 Technique of Doris Humphreyby Ernestine Stodelle

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 19.95

    The Dance Technique of Doris Humphrey and Its Creative Potential pays respect to the work of American modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey. Her theories of movement, based upon the principles of Fall and Recovery, are no less well-known by reputation than by their pervasive influence. This 1978 publication was the first documentation in book format... 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...

  • Dance is a Momentby Barbara Pollack; Charles Humphrey Woodford

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 9.95

    Dance is a Moment captures Limón's personality and achievements through a combination of narrative, direct quotations and stunning photography. The portrait is divided according to the spheres of his life: Part I, Life, is biographical and traces Limón from revolution-torn Mexico to New York. Part II, Work, focuses on Limón's choreographic process,... more...

  • 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...

  • Daria Klimentovaby Daria Klimentova; Graham Watts

    John Blake 2013; US$ 14.99

    Daria Klimentová has been one of Britain?s best-loved ballerinas for two decades, having danced at the Scottish Ballet and then as a Principal and Senior Principal at English National Ballet. Daria was born in former Czechoslovakia and lived under the rule of the Soviet Union until the Velvet Revolution of 1989. She initially trained as a young member... more...

  • Come Dance With Meby Ninette de Valois

    The Lilliput Press 1992; US$ 7.28

    Ninette de Valois, the world-famous prima ballerina, was born Edris Stannus in 1898 and raised at Baltiboys in County Wicklow. In this autobiography, first published in 1957 and now appearing in a new paperback edition, she writes about her extraordinary career - the vivid memories of home in Ireland; her first London engagement at the Lyceum pantomime... more...