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  • Nijinskyby Lucy Moore

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    'He achieves the miraculous,' the sculptor Auguste Rodin wrote of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. 'He embodies all the beauty of classical frescoes and statues'. Like so many since, Rodin recognised that in Nijinsky classical ballet had one of the greatest and most original artists of the twentieth century, in any genre. Immersed in the world... more...

  • Salsa Worldby Sydney Hutchinson

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 89.50

    Since its emergence in the 1960s, salsa has transformed from a symbol of Nuyorican pride into an emblem of pan-Latinism and finally a form of global popular culture. While Latinos all over the world have developed and even exported their own “dance accents,” local dance scenes have arisen in increasingly far-flung locations, each with... more...

  • Choreography Observedby Jack Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 35.00

    For over twenty years Jack Anderson has been writing about dance performances. His essays and reviews have appeared in daily newspapers, specialist monthlies, and critical quarterlies. For the last ten years he has been a dance critic for the New York Times. In Choreography Observed, Jack Anderson has selected writings that focus most directly... more...

  • Art without Boundariesby Jack Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 34.95

    Out of his long history as dance critic for the New York Times, Jack Anderson gives us this important, comprehensive history of one of the liveliest and most unpredictable of the arts. Treating modern dance as a self-renewing art, Anderson follows its changes over the decades and discusses the visionary choreographers who have devised new modes... more...

  • Imperial Dancerby Coryne Hall

    The History Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    The vivacious Mathilde Kschessinska (1872-1971) was the mistress of three Russian Grand Dukes and the greatest ballerina of her generation. As a young girl, she had enjoyed romantic troika rides, and passionate nights, with the future Tsar Nicholas II. When their relationship ended Mathilde began simultaneous affairs with Nicholas's cousin, Grand... more...

  • Come Dance With Meby Ninette de Valois

    The Lilliput Press 1992; US$ 7.28

    Ninette de Valois, the world-famous prima ballerina, was born Edris Stannus in 1898 and raised at Baltiboys in County Wicklow. In this autobiography, first published in 1957 and now appearing in a new paperback edition, she writes about her extraordinary career - the vivid memories of home in Ireland; her first London engagement at the Lyceum pantomime... more...

  • Daria Klimentovaby Daria Klimentova; Graham Watts

    John Blake 2013; US$ 14.99

    Daria Klimentová has been one of Britain?s best-loved ballerinas for two decades, having danced at the Scottish Ballet and then as a Principal and Senior Principal at English National Ballet. Daria was born in former Czechoslovakia and lived under the rule of the Soviet Union until the Velvet Revolution of 1989. She initially trained as a young member... more...

  • Hiking the Horizontalby Liz Lerman

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 19.99

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

  • From Petipa to Balanchineby Tim Scholl

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    In this rich interdisciplinary study Tim Scholl provides a provocative and timely re-evaluation of the development of ballet from the 1880s to the middle of the twentieth century. In the light of a thoughtful re-appraisal of dance classicism he locates the roots of modern ballet in the works of Marius Petipa, rather than in the much-celebrated choreographic... more...

  • Dance Mattersby Pallabi Chakravorty; Nilanjana Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This volume presents a multidisciplinary perspective on dance scholarship and practice as they have evolved in India and its diaspora, outlining how dance histories have been written and re-written, how aesthetic and pedagogical conventions have changed and are changing, and how politico-economic shifts have shaped Indian dance and its negotiation... more...