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Theatrical Dancing

  • Using the Skyby Deborah Hay

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    In the mid 1990?s Deborah Hay?s work took a new turn. From her early experiments with untrained dancers, and after a decade of focusing on solo work, the choreographer began to explore new grounds of choreographic notation and transmission by working with experienced performers and choreographers. Using the Sky: a dance follows a similar path as... more...

  • Butoh Dance Trainingby Juju Alishina; Corinna Torregiani

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on avant garde and classical Japanese dance traditions, the Alishina Method offers a systematized approach to Butoh dance training for the first time in its history. With practical instruction and fully illustrated exercises, this book teaches readers:· basic body training and expression exercises· exercises to cultivate Qi (energy) and to... more...

  • Moving Sitesby Victoria Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Moving Sites explores site-specific dance practice through a combination of analytical essays and practitioner accounts of their working processes. In offering this joint effort of theory and practice, it aims to provide dance academics, students and practitioners with a series of discussions that shed light both on approaches to making this type... more...

  • Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancerby Jennifer Roche

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book explores the co-creative practice of contemporary dancers solely from the point of view of the dancer. It reveals multiple dancing perspectives, drawn from interviews, current writing and evocative accounts from inside the choreographic process, illuminating the myriad ways that dancers contribute to the production of dance culture. more...

  • 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   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$ 99.99

    This book is the first full-length examination of a Soviet cultural diplomatic effort. In her work, McDaniel focuses on the key role that the Soviets assigned to the arts in transforming societies and demonstrates that the Soviets conceived of the arts as a kind of "artful warfare"; a valuable weapon in winning the Cold War. 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...