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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...
- Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99
A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 35.95
This guidebook traces the life's work of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, it explores Halprin's connections with... more...
- Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 14.95
Both Sides of the Mirror starts with the premise that skeletal equilibrium promotes harmonious musculature, which in turn makes harmonious movement possible. Early training establishes neuromuscular patterns that form the foundation of later technique. If the training is sound, the young student may become a graceful dancer who is challenged to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95
THE LURE OF PERFECTION: FASHION AND BALLET, 1780-1830 offers a unique look at how ballet influenced contemporary fashion and women's body image, and how street fashions in turn were reflected by the costumes worn by ballet dancers. Through years of research, the author has traced the interplay between fashion, social trends, and the development of... more...