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  • Dancing on Waterby Elena Tchernichova; Joel Lobenthal; Joseph Brodsky

    Northeastern University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    The pageantry and drama of a life in dance more...

  • Dance Theatre in Irelandby Aoife McGrath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Dance theatre has become a site of transformation in the Irish performance landscape. This book conducts a socio-political and cultural reading of dance theatre practice in Ireland from Yeats' dance plays at the start of the 20th century to Celtic-Tiger-era works of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and CoisCéim Dance Theatre at the start of the 21st. more...

  • Jose Limonby June Dunbar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.00

    Jose Limn is universally recognized as one of the most important modern dancers of the 20th century.  His technique is still taught at major colleges and dance schools; his dance company continues to revive his works, plus presents new works.  His most famous work, The Moor's Pavanne, has been presented around the world by ballet and modern dance companies. ... more...

  • Doopleaaby Alphonse Tierou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    The African dancer requires complete technical mastery and must respect the precise rules handed down by the society of the Masques de Sagesse. Alphonse Tirou is from the Ouenon people of the Ivory Coast. His major study is the first written record of this oral tradition and it explains the movements, codes and meanings of the traditional African dance.... 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...

  • The Bennington School of the Danceby Elizabeth McPherson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    The story of this groundbreaking summer dance program is told through the voices of staff, faculty, and students. Administrative director Mary Josephine Shelly's previously unpublished writings form a key summary of eight of the nine summer sessions. The Bennington School of the Dance held classes from 1934 through 1942 at Bennington College in Vermont,... more...

  • My Body, The Buddhistby Deborah Hay; Susan Foster

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    A premiere choreographer's compelling argument for the agency of the body in creative processes. more...

  • August Mackeby August Macke; Walter Cohen

    Parkstone International 2013; US$ 5.00

    Auguste Macke (1887-1914) est un maître de l?expressionnisme allemand, un mouvement qui s?est développé au début des années 1900. Les expressionnistes voulaient utiliser l?art pour dépeindre les émotions davantage que les choses matérielles et la réalité, en insistant particulièrement sur les idées noires, la tragédie et l?« Angst », l?angoisse. Macke... more...

  • Dancing Culturesby Helene Neveu Kringelbach; Jonathan Skinner

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Dance is more than an aesthetic of life ? dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed for tourists in Mexico, Panama and Canada. Dance often captures those essential dimensions of social life that cannot be easily put into words.... more...

  • Learning Senegalese Sabarby Eleni Bizas

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 70.00

    Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in New York and Dakar, this book explores the Senegalese dance-rhythms Sabar from the research position of a dance student. It features a comparative analysis of the pedagogical techniques used in dance classes in New York and Dakar, which in turn shed light on different aesthetics and understandings of... more...