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  • The Cecchetti Method of Classical Balletby Cyril W. Beaumont; Stanislas Idzikowski

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    Cecchetti (1850-1928) performed and taught in Russia and with Diaghilev's troupe. Assisted by of one of Cecchetti's star pupils, Stanislas Idzikowski, Cyril Beaumont codified Cecchetti's program for this book, which includes a numbered series of instructions for each exercise in addition to numerous illustrations. 109 black-and-white illustrations.... more...

  • Basic Principles of Classical Balletby Agrippina Vaganova

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. Offers dancers, teachers, and ballet lovers information often difficult to locate in other books. 118 illustrations. more...

  • New Danceby Margery Turner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1976; US$ 24.95

    Dealing exclusively with developments in modern dance since 1951, this book is for anyone who wishes to understand and experience nonliteral dance: students and teachers, dancers and critics. more...

  • The Dancer's Wayby Ph.D. Linda H. Hamilton; New York City Ballet

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In the current dance scene, performers contend with choreography that involves extreme dance, multiple techniques, and acrobatic moves, exemplified in the popular reality television show, "So You Think You Can Dance." The dilemma for aspiring professionals is that dance class no longer provides sufficient preparation for performing at this level.... more...

  • Somewhereby Amanda Vaill

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 22.95

    From the author of the acclaimed Everybody Was So Young , the definitive and major biography of the great choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins To some, Jerome Robbins was a demanding perfectionist, a driven taskmaster, a theatrical visionary; to others, he was a loyal friend, a supportive mentor, a generous and entertaining companion... more...

  • Tangoby Robert Farris Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, " the fabulous dance of the past hundred years?and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.? Thompson traces tango?s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African... more...

  • George Balanchineby Robert Gottlieb

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    The foremost contemporary choreographer in the history of ballet, George Balanchine extended the art form into radical new paths that came to seem inevitable under his direction. He transformed movement and dance in classical and modern ballet, on the Broadway stage, and in the cinema. George Balanchine chronicles the life and achievements of this... more...

  • Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)by Li Cunxin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years... more...

  • Howling Near Heavenby Marcia B. Siegel

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    For more than four decades, Twyla Tharp has been a phenomenon in American dance, a choreographer who not only broke the rules but refused to repeat her own successes. At the conclusion of Howling Near Heaven , Marcia Siegel writes about the thrill of watching Tharp choreograph in 1991: ?Tharp?s movement can be planned or spontaneous, personal, funny,... more...