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Theatrical Dancing

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  • Leonide Massine and the 20th Century Balletby Leslie Norton

    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...

  • Brotherhood In Rhythmby Constance Valis Hill

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 17.99

    Tap dance innovators and stars Harold and Fayard Nicholas are the focus of this biography that not only tells of their performances with Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway and their many appearances in films, but also examines their choreographic contributions to the art form of tap. more...

  • Nijinskyby Lucy Moore

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    '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...

  • Diaghilevby Sjeng Scheijen

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 19.98

    This magnificent new biography of the extraordinary impresario of the arts and creator of the Ballets Russes 100 years ago draws on important new research, notably from Russia. 'Scheijen masterfully recounts the phenomenal way in which Diaghilev contrived, under virtually impossible circumstances, to nurture a sequence of works ... he... more...

  • Anna Halprinby Libby Worth; Helen Poynor

    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...

  • Merce Cunningham and the Modernizing of Modern Danceby Roger Copeland

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Lure of Perfectionby Judith Bennahum

    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...

  • Dance with Demonsby Greg Lawrence

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 17.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Judson Dance Theatreby Ramsay Burt

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 42.95

    "The Judson Dance Theatre "explores the work and legacy of one of the most influential of all dance companies, which first performed at the Judson Memorial Church in downtown Manhattan in the early 1960s. There, a group of choreographers and dancers--including future well-known artists Twyla Tharp, Carolee Schneemann, Robert Morris, Trisha Brown, Yvonne... more...

  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuoby Sondra Fraleigh; Tamah Nakamura

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 35.95

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book unravels the contribution of two of modern theatre?s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is the first book to combine: an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to the larger story of butoh's international... more...