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  • Strictly Ballroomby Diana Melly

    Short Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    At the age of 76, Diana Melly took up ballroom dancing She was suffering from bereavement, having recently lost her husband George to dementia, and was told that dancing might help. It has done much more than that, opening up a whole new chapter in her life. In this disarmingly funny and moving book, Melly takes us on a whirlwind tour of modern... more...

  • Akram Khanby Royona Mitra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Through seven key case studies from Khan's oeuvre, this book demonstrates how Akram Khan's 'new interculturalism' is a challenge to the 1980s western 'intercultural theatre' project, as a more nuanced and embodied approach to representing Othernesses, from his own position of the Other. more...

  • Raising the Barreby Lauren Kessler

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    An award-winning author's journey to turn off the comfortable cruise-control of midlife and reclaim the daring of her girlhood by dancing in the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker , with a professional company. more...

  • Kristina Rihanoff: Dancing Out of Darkness - My Storyby Kristina Rhianoff

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    Kristina was born in 1977 in Vladivostok, East Russia, a bleak naval town closed to foreigners under Soviet rule. Despite the limitations this imposed, Kristina?s early years were spent in a creative home, in which her father?s love of music saw her dancing from an early age. It was Latin music, in particular, that stirred her passion. From the age... more...

  • Birmingham Royal Balletby Bill Cooper

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 17.99

    I came to Birmingham with the view to being creative, and today I believe we have not only successfully secured the future of the Company, but the whole dance culture in the city of Birmingham. We are geared for great things.' - David Bintley, BRB Director Twenty years ago, Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) took the brave step to set up on its own... more...

  • Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Laneby Andrej Uspenski

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 21.99

    Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane gives a close up look at the ballet and dance world's newest, flame-haired star. Born and raised in the world of Australia's high octane, drag-racing circuit, Steven effortlessly moves between the sophistication of his interpretations of the greatest ballet roles as a Principal of The Royal Ballet, to full... more...

  • Dancers: Behind the Scenes with The Royal Balletby Andrej Uspenski

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 19.99

    This beautifully produced new book by Royal Ballet dancer Andrej Uspenski is a collection of exclusive photographs which shines the spotlight on ballet, the most beautiful of art forms.These exquisite photographs feature some of the finest dancers on stage today, bringing the reader into the magical world of ballet. As a Royal Ballet dancer himself,... more...

  • An English Balletby Ninette de Valois; David Gayle

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2012; US$ 12.99

    Ninette de Valois was an extraordinary woman. Not only did she create The Royal Ballet, The Royal Ballet School and the company that has become Birmingham Royal Ballet ? in themselves great achievements ? but she was a gifted choreographer, dancer, teacher, administrator, speaker and writer. She also identified and developed so many of the talented... more...

  • Natalia Osipova: Becoming a Swanby Andrej Uspenski

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 17.99

    Natalia Osipova: Becoming a Swan is an intimate portrait of the work of a ballet superstar, and the story told in pictures of how she prepares for the most iconic role in all of ballet. Features over 150 black and white images of Osipova behind the scenes and on stage, including unique glimpses taken from the wings at Covent Garden. Andrej Uspenski... more...

  • The Principles of Movementby Keith Bain; Michael Campbell

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 23.99

    With contributions by Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Baz Luhrmann, Miranda Otto and Hugo Weaving amongst others. From the writings of Keith Bain, Michael Campbell has collated a step-by-step course for students and teachers on the principles and practice of Australia?s great teacher of Movement. In simple language he lays out the secrets of self-knowledge... more...