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  • 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...

  • Modern Bodiesby Julia L. Foulkes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America." Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented with and argued over their aesthetic innovations, to which they... more...

  • Asian Danceby Janet Descutner; Janet W Descutner

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Asian Dance, Second Edition introduces readers to the rich variety of dance traditions of India, Thailand, Java, Bali, China, and Japan. From the profound impact Hindu deities had on dance in India and later in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago to the 20th-century development of Butoh in Japan, dance has been a means for people to express themselves... more...

  • African Danceby Kariamu Welsh Consulting; Kariamu Welsh-Asante

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The ancient tradition of African dance has influenced dance styles all over the world. It is used to commemorate many annual ceremonies and activities, such as rites of passage and the harvest, and it is also an important form of recreation, religious expression, and storytelling. In African Dance, Second Edition, the varied cultures of Africa and... more...

  • Balletby Robin Rinaldi

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    One of the most formal and demanding genres of dance, ballet has enthralled audiences with its grace, precision, and remarkable feats of dexterity. Its early roots can be traced back to the 16th century, when court dances were performed for Italian and French royalty. After spreading throughout Europe, ballet flourished in 19th-century Russia, the... more...