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  • Body of a Dancerby Renee D'Aoust

    Etruscan Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    Using the stage and the bedroom, Renée E. D'Aoust interweaves dance history with the stories of contemporary dancers' muscle and more...

  • The Astairesby Kathleen Riley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    Before "Fred and Ginger," there was "Fred and Adele," a show-business partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In our celebrity-saturated era, it's hard to comprehend what a genuine phenomenon these two siblings from Omaha were. At the height of their success in the mid-1920s, the Astaires seemed to define the Jazz... more...

  • The Harmonic Structure of Movement, Music and Dance According to Rudolf Labanby Carol-Lynne Moore

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    This study of Rudolf Laban, pre-eminent dance theorist of the twentieth century, provides the first comprehensive analysis of his theoretical explorations. Based upon an examination of unpublished writings and drawings from the final two decades of Laban’s career, the work traces Laban’s systematic integration of various strands of research... more...

  • Body - Space - Expressionby Vera Maletic

    De Gruyter Mouton 1987; US$ 133.00

    Body - Space - Expression: The Development Of Rudolf Laban's Movement And Dance Concepts (Approaches To Semiotics) 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...

  • Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Danceby Doug Risner

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 149.95

    This study investigates the competitive world of pre-professional Western concert dance training and education in the U.S. as experienced and lived by boys and young men, an under-represented population in the field. This work examines the discourses of professional dance preparation through theoretical and narrative approaches that combine to illuminate... more...

  • Capoeiraby Nestor Capoeira

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial... 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...

  • Beyond Wordsby Carol-Lynne Moore; Kaoru Yamamoto

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    Beyond Words presents a range of illuminating approaches to examining every day social interactions, to help the reader understand human movement in new ways. Carol-Lynne Moore and Kaoru Yamamoto build on the principles that they expertly explored in the first edition of the book, maintaining a focus on the processes of movement as opposed to discussions... more...

  • Dance Studies: The Basicsby Jo Butterworth

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 24.95

    A concise introduction to the study of dance ranging from the practical aspects such as technique and choreography to more theoretical considerations such as aesthetic appreciation and the place of dance in different cultures. This book answers questions such as: Exactly how do we define dance? What kinds of people dance and what kind of training... more...