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  • Staging Ghanaby Paul Schauert

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana?s national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble and the aims of the individual performers work in opposition. Schauert discusses the history of the dance troupe and its role in Ghana?s post-independence... more...

  • Using the Skyby Deborah Hay

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    In the mid 1990?s Deborah Hay?s work took a new turn. From her early experiments with untrained dancers, and after a decade of focusing on solo work, the choreographer began to explore new grounds of choreographic notation and transmission by working with experienced performers and choreographers. Using the Sky: a dance follows a similar path as... more...

  • Butoh Dance Trainingby Juju Alishina; Corinna Torregiani

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Drawing on avant garde and classical Japanese dance traditions, the Alishina Method offers a systematized approach to Butoh dance training for the first time in its history. With practical instruction and fully illustrated exercises, this book teaches readers:· basic body training and expression exercises· exercises to cultivate Qi (energy) and to... more...

  • Being a Dancerby Lyndsey Winship

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    How do I get a job as a dancer? Where and when should I train? How can I protect my body from injury? How do I become a choreographer? These and many more such questions asked by young or aspiring dancers are answered in this book – the most revealing and instructive book yet on what it means to be a dancer. Here is advice from some of the... more...

  • The Phenomenology of Danceby Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    When The Phenomenology of Dance was first published in 1966, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone asked: ?When we look at a dance, what do we see?? Her questions, about the nature of our experience of dance and the nature of dance as a formed and performed art, are still provocative and acutely significant today. Sheets-Johnstone considers dance as an aesthetic... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of World Balletby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    This reference work of more than 160 entries focuses on the uniqueness of ballet in the arts and its contribution to the study and appreciation of rhythmic control and the body in motion. more...

  • Temple (NHB Modern Plays)by Steve Waters

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    On 15 October 2011 Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul's Cathedral. On 21 October 2011 a building that had kept open through floods, the Blitz and terrorist threats closes its doors. On 28 October City of London initiates legal action against Occupy to begin removing them from outside the Cathedral… Steve Waters' play is a fictional... more...

  • Dance Education around the Worldby Charlotte Svendler Nielsen; Stephanie Burridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Dance has the power to change the lives of young people. It is a force in shaping identity, affirming culture and exploring heritage in an increasingly borderless world.? Creative and empowering pedagogies are driving curriculum development worldwide where the movement of peoples and cultures generates new challenges and possibilities for dance education... more...

  • Why We Danceby Kimerer L. LaMothe

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Kimerer L. LaMothe is a dancer, philosopher, and scholar of religion who lives in upstate New York. She has taught at Brown University and Harvard University. She is the award-winning author of five books, including Nietzsche's Dancers and Between Dancing and Writing: The Practice of Religious Studies. more...

  • Moving Sitesby Victoria Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Moving Sites explores site-specific dance practice through a combination of analytical essays and practitioner accounts of their working processes. In offering this joint effort of theory and practice, it aims to provide dance academics, students and practitioners with a series of discussions that shed light both on approaches to making this type... more...