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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Laban Sourcebookby Dick McCaw

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Rudolf Laban (1879 ? 1958) was a pioneer in dance and movement, who found an extraordinary range of application for his ideas; from industry to drama, education and therapy.? Laban believed that you can understand about human beings by observing how they move, and devised two complimentary methods of notating the shape and quality of movements. ... more...

  • Tanz + Bildende Kunstby Nele Lipp

    ATHENA-Verlag 2015; US$ 15.55

    Das Thema Tanz und Bildende Kunst im Feld seiner wechselseitigen Beziehungen erfreut sich - nicht zuletzt befördert durch postmodern-interdisziplinäres Denken - eines steigenden Interesses in der Fachwelt. In fünf Essays analysiert Nele Lipp im vorliegenden Band detailliert und mit Hilfe des eingeführten Begriffs des ­'ZusammenDenkens' die Wechselbeziehung... 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...

  • Contemporary French Theatre and Performanceby Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This is the first book to explore the relationship between experimental theatre and performance making in France. Reflecting the recent return to aesthetics and politics in French theory, it focuses on how a variety of theatre and performance practitioners use their art work to contest reality as it is currently configured in France. more...

  • Different Drummerby Jann Parry

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 26.24

    The first complete biography of one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, a real-life Billy Elliot. more...