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Theatrical Dancing

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  • Time Stepsby Donna McKechnie; Greg Lawrence

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 19.99

    A poignant and revealing memoir from a legendary entertainer. Donna McKechnie began her love affair with dance as a child in Detroit. At fifteen, she ran away from home to join a touring dance troupe, and in 1961, she was cast in the Broadway smash hit How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying . She soon won acclaim as Michael Bennett's... more...

  • Anna Halprinby Janice Ross

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Anna Halprin pioneered what became known as "postmodern dance," creating work that was key to unlocking the door to experimentation in theater, music, Happenings, and performance art. This first comprehensive biography examines Halprin?s fascinating life in the context of American culture?in particular popular culture and the West Coast as a center... more...

  • A Queer History of the Balletby Peter Stoneley

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95

    Designed for students, scholars and general readers with an interest in dance and queer history, A Queer History of the Ballet focuses on how, as makers and as audiences, queer men and women have helped to develop many of the texts, images, and legends of ballet. Presenting a series of historical case studies, the book explores the ways in... more...

  • Rudolf Labanby Karen K. Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95

    Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban's life, work and influences an exploration of his key ideas, including the revolutionary 'Laban... more...

  • Mary Wigmanby Mary Anne Santos Newhall

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth and twenty-first-century performance. A dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Wigman was a leading innovator in expressionist dance.... more...

  • Pina Bauschby Royd Climenhaga

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. This book is the first English language overview of Pina Bausch?s work and methods, combining:... more...

  • Getting Started in Balletby Anna Paskevska

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 34.99

    Many children dream of being a ballerina. Chin raised with purpose, arms high above head, they twirl clumsily around the living room and leap tirelessly in the air. Sooner or later they're bound to say, "I want to dance." Now what do you do? How do you know if the time is right? Where's the best place to start? In Getting Started... more...

  • Decentring Dancing Textsby Janet Lansdale

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    Eleven authors analyse recent dance practices in the theatre, in club culture and on film, addressing dance in interdisciplinary relationship with music, painting and play texts. This text attempts to fill a gap with an up-to-date account of exciting and challenging new work, illuminated by fascinating new theoretical frameworks. more...

  • Tap Dancing Americaby Constance Valis Hill

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 26.99

    Here is the vibrant, colorful, high-stepping story of tap--the first comprehensive, fully documented history of a uniquely American art form, exploring all aspects of the intricate musical and social exchange that evolved from Afro-Irish percussive step dances like the jig, gioube, buck-and-wing, and juba to the work of such contemporary tap luminaries... more...

  • Diaghilevby Sjeng Scheijen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 20.99

    Featuring an eight-page gallery of full-color illustrations, here is a major new biography of Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, who revolutionized ballet by bringing together composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev, dancers and choreographers such as Nijinsky and Karsavina, Fokine and Balanchine, and artists such as... more...