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  • Contemporary Dance in Cubaby Suki John

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 38.00

    The lens of dance can provide a multifaceted view of the present-day Cuban experience. Cuban contemporary dance, or tecnica cubana as it is known throughout Latin America, is a highly evolved hybrid of ballet, North American modern dance, Afro-Cuban tradition, flamenco and Cuban nightclub cabaret. Unlike most dance forms, tecnica was created intentionally... more...

  • Come Dance With Meby Ninette de Valois

    The Lilliput Press 1992; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • The Pina Bausch Sourcebookby Royd Climenhaga

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Pina Bausch?s work has had tremendous impact across the spectrum of late twentieth-century performance practice, helping to redefine the possibilities of what both dance and theater can be. This edited collection presents a compendium of source material and contextual essays that examine Pina Bausch's history, practice and legacy, and the development... more...

  • Contemporary Choreographyby Jo Butterworth; Liesbeth Wildschut

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    This innovative text provides a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and traditional understandings of dance making. Contemporary Choreography features contributions by practitioners and researchers from Europe, America, Africa, Australasia and the Asia-Pacific region, investigating the... more...

  • How We Playedby Caroline Goodfellow

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Games make up a huge part of childhood, and memories of specific games stay with us throughout our lives. They form an integral part of growing up and stimulate imagination and creativity. From hide and seek to complex card and board games, street games that require no equipment to elaborate rainy day amusements, we all have experience of entertaining... more...

  • The Story of Irish Danceby Helen Brennan

    Roberts Rinehart 2001; US$ 17.99

    From early accounts of dance customs in medieval Ireland to the present, Brennan offers an authoritative look at the evolution of Irish dance. more...

  • The Revival of Banned Dancesby Renee Critcher Lyons

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Throughout history, humans have used dance as a benefit for mind, body, and soul. In some cases, governments or churches have banned certain dances for a variety of reasons. This work provides an exploration of dances banned around the world, then revived by a handful of brave proponents. The sixteen case studies--ranging from Argentina's Tango... more...

  • Dance in the Fieldby Dr Theresa Jill Buckland

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 205.00

    This international collection on dance ethnography - the first of its kind - comprises original contributions on fieldwork in dance and human movement. Based on extensive fieldwork experience, it explores the major theoretical approaches, methods and concerns of dance and movement research from anthropological and ethnochoreological perspectives. The... more...

  • Starting Your Career as a Dancerby Mande Dagenais

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    In Starting Your Career as a Dancer , author Mande Dagenais explains what it really takes to get into the business, be in the business, and survive in the business. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts as a dancer, teacher, choreographer/director, and producer, Dagenais offers insider advice and shares her vast... more...

  • Tango Nuevoby Carolyn Merritt

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 14.99

    The Argentine tango is one of the world?s best-known partner dances. Though tango is much admired and discussed, very little has been written on its ongoing evolution. In this innovative work, Carolyn Merritt surveys tango history while focusing on the most recent iteration of the dance, tango Nuevo , and the práctica scene that has exploded in... more...