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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99
The book looks at dance at the beginnings of the 20th century, the time during which modern dance first began to make its radical departure from the aesthetics of classical ballet. Author Gabriele Brandstetter traces modern dance's connection to new innovations and trends in visual and literary arts to argue that modern dance is in fact the preeminent... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99
Landscape of the Now takes readers on a deep journey into the underlying processes and structures of movement improvisation. Based on interviews with Steve Paxton, Simone Forti, Nancy Stark Smith, and others, this book offers the rare opportunity to find some clarity in what is often a complex and confusing creative experience. more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 15.99
Often called the Picasso, Stravinksy, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Using newly discovered archival sources, choreographer and award-winning dance historian Mark Franko reframes Graham's most famous creations, those from the World War II era, by showing how she wove together... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 30.99
Jewish choreographers have not only been vital contributors to American modern and postmodern dance, but they have also played a critical and unacknowledged role in American Jewish culture. Dancing Jewish delineates this rich history, demonstrating how, over the twentieth century, dance enabled American Jews to grapple with identity, difference,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99
Dancers as Diplomats chronicles the role of dance and dancers in American cultural diplomacy, telling the story of how these tours in shaped and sometimes re-imagined ideas of America in unexpected, often sensational circumstances-pirouetting in Moscow as the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolded and dancing in Burma in the days just before the country held... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 39.99
Choreographies of 21st Century Wars is the first book to analyze the interface between choreography and contemporary warfare, a pertinent inquiry since choreography has long been linked to war and military training. Authors from a range of disciplines reconceptualize choreography in the face of this century's never ending wars. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 28.95
A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every aspect of ballet, from its styles and technical demands... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 40.95
Like Picasso in painting, Stravinsky in music, or Stanislavski in theatre, Rudolf Laban (1879?1958) has been a seminal influence in contemporary arts. This is the first major study of Laban's movement theories and practice, exploring the ideas on mastering movement and giving the reader a practical understanding of balance and harmony in the human... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 42.95
Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches ? with specific case studies ? and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance. With an introduction exploring the history of dance studies and the development of central themes and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 56.95
Dance is the art least susceptible to preservation since its embodied, kinaesthetic nature has proven difficult to capture in notation and even in still or moving images. However, frameworks have been established and guidance made available for keeping dances, performances, and choreographers? legacies alive so that the dancers of today and tomorrow... more...