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Theatrical Dancing

  • Dancing the Fairy Taleby Laura Katz Rizzo

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    In Dancing the Fairy Tale, Laura Katz Rizzo claims that The Sleeping Beauty is both a metaphor for ballet itself, and a powerful case study for examining ballet and its production and performance. Using Marius Petipa and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's classical dance--specifically as it was staged in Philadelphia over nearly 70 years--Katz Rizzo looks at the... more...

  • The Many Faces of Josephine Bakerby Peggy Caravantes

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer á 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...

  • Moving Toward Lifeby Anna Halprin; Rachel Kaplan

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The collected writings of one of the most influential luminaries of American dance. more...

  • Balletby Tim Lihoreau

    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...

  • American?Soviet Cultural Diplomacyby Cadra Peterson McDaniel

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    Cadra McDaniel?s book, which is based on serious and solid research using both archival and published documents engaging contemporary Soviet and American periodicals and occasionally oral history, is a welcome addition to the growing literature about cultural production/consumption, cultural politics, and ideology in the Soviet Union, especially... more...

  • Dame Maggie Scottby Michelle Potter; Graeme Murphy

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 45.00

    Michelle Potter is a dance writer, historian and curator with a doctorate in Art History and Dance History from the Australian National University. She is the recipient of two Australian Dance Awards: Services to Dance in 2003 and Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film in 2001. michellepotter.org Graeme Murphy AO, a student of Dame Margaret... 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...

  • Antonia MercÚ, ?LaArgentina?by Ninotchka Bennahum

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    List of Illustrations Acknowledgements A Note on Sources Argentina and Spanish Modernism The Formative Years (1888-1912) Giving Grace a Body: From the Music Hall to the Concert Stage (1912-1923) The Modernism of El amor brujo A Feminist Folklore: Argentina and the Women of Spain (1910-1936) Nationalism and Cubism: El fandango del candil and Triana... more...

  • Hiking the Horizontalby Liz Lerman

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Award-winning choreographer shares insights and methods for making real art in the real world more...

  • Meeting Places: Locating Desert Consciousness in Performanceby Mary Elizabeth Anderson

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 42.00

    Over the period 1999-2005, choreographer and dancer Tess de Quincey and a team of international artists conducted a series of art-laboratories and performances in and around the Central Desert town of Alice Springs. These art-labs culminated in the 2005 performance of Dictionary of Atmospheres, staged during the Alice Desert Festival. Drawing upon... more...