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  • Dance and authenticity in Israel and Palestineby E. Kaschl

    BRILL 2003; US$ 188.00

    In this ethnographic study, Kaschl examines the history of two related and competing Palestinian and Israeli folk dance forms. The focus is on how these forms known as dabkeh and debkah , respectively represent a contested cultural essence of both Palestinian and Israeli nationalism. The performances of three dance troupes (one Israeli and two Pale more...

  • Exhausting Danceby Andre Lepecki

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95

    The only scholarly book in English dedicated to recent European contemporary dance, Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement examines the work of key contemporary choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early 1990s in Europe and the US. Through their vivid and explicit dialogue with performance art, visual... more...

  • Anarchic Danceby Liz Aggiss; Billy Cowie

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 61.95

    Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie, known collectively as Divas Dance Theatre, are renowned for their highly visual, interdisciplinary brand of dance performance that incorporates elements of theatre, film, opera, poetry and vaudevillian humour.  Anarchic Dance , consisting of a book and DVD-Rom, is a visual and textual record of their boundary-shattering... more...

  • Yes? No! Maybe?by Emilyn Claid

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Covering fifty years of British dance, from Margot Fonteyn to innovative contemporary practitioners such as Wendy Houstoun and Nigel Charnock, Yes? No! Maybe is an innovative approach to performing and watching dance. Emilyn Claid brings her life experience and interweaves it with academic theory and historical narrative to create a dynamic approach... more...

  • Dance Anecdotesby Mindy Aloff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.95

    A collection of stories that aim to capture the boundless variety and richness of dance as an art, a tradition, a profession, an obsession, and an ideal. more...

  • Dancing Revelationsby Thomas F. DeFrantz

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 20.99

    Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) is arguably the most important black American choreographer in the short history of modern dance. This study presents an examination of Ailey's range of choreography, considers its cultural sources, theories of African American Performance, and the ways in which Ailey shaped African American participation in modern dance. more...

  • Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysisby Eden Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 43.95

    Beyond Dance: Laban's Legacy of Movement Analysis offers students of dance and movement a brief introduction to the life and work of Rudolf Laban, and how this work has been extended into the fields of movement therapy, communications, early childhood development, and other fields. While many dance students know of Laban and his work as it applies... more...

  • Reworking the Balletby Vida L. Midgelow

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95

    Challenging and unsettling their predecessors, modern choreographers such as Matthew Bourne, Mark Morris and Masaki Iwana have courted controversy and notoriety by reimagining the most canonical of Classical and Romantic ballets. In this book, Vida L. Midgelow illustrates the ways in which these contemporary reworkings destroy and recreate their... more...

  • The Ballet Companionby Eliza Gaynor Minden

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 29.95

    A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs,... more...

  • Quick, Before the Music Stopsby Janet Carlson

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95

    ?I?ve been dancing steadily since that Valentine?s Day. I have taken countless lessons and classes, passed a professional certification exam, done several shows and a competition?yes, dressed in those outrageous gowns and false eyelashes?and then gone back home to the kids, the soccer, the housework, and to work the next day. It hasn?t been easy to... more...