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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 74.99
This contributed volume is a collection of international writings on dance, human rights, and social justice in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book illuminates and analyzes dance in contexts of oppression and its subversion, as well as in situations promoting access to dance, and those encouraging healing from human rights abuses through movement. more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 3.99
My First Ballet Recital is the story of a girl's preparation for her first ballet performance, where she and her classmate scan show off all they've learned. Photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Destiny Image Publishers 2009; US$ 15.99
From victory dances to healing and wall breaking dances, you will discover how exciting and enjoyable biblical dance is, and how it can be part of your Christian life. This book also provides practical steps to building a dance ministry, It focuses on dancers, worship leaders, and church leaders revealing ways all three groups can work together... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 35.00
?Who am I? I?m a man; an American, a father, a teacher, but most of all, I am a person who knows how the arts can change lives, because they transformed mine. I was a dancer.? In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques d?Amboise, one of America?s most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for... more...