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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   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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Dame Maggie Scottby Michelle Potter; Graeme Murphy

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Foreword by Graeme Murphy.  It is impossible to tell the story of dance in Australia without focusing on Dame Margaret Scott. The fiftieth anniversary of The Australian Ballet School is a fitting time to launch her biography - she was the first Director of the School and a dancer and teacher of immense vision and intellect. Maggie Scott was born... 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...

  • 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...

  • Lydia Thompsonby Kurt Ganzl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.00

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Emerging Bodiesby Gabriele Klein; Sandra Noeth

    transcript 2014; US$ 33.59

    The concept of »worldmaking« is based on the idea that 'the world' is not given, but rather produced through language, actions, ideas and perception. This collection of essays takes a closer look at various hybrid and disparate worlds related to dance and choreography. Coming from a broad range of different backgrounds and disciplines, the authors... more...

  • Jazz Danceby Lindsay Guarino; Wendy Oliver

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 34.95

    The history of jazz dance is best understood by comparing it to a tree. The art form's roots are African. Its trunk is vernacular, shaped by European influence, and exemplified by the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. The branches are many and varied and include tap, Broadway, funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, pop, club jazz, popping, B-boying, party... more...