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  • 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 Group US 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... more...

  • Howling Near Heavenby Marcia B. Siegel

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • A Danceby Alexander Barabanov

    Random House 2012; US$ 55.59

    Alexander Barabanov, a key figure in the Russian dance world, has sifted through many thousands of photographs of dance to accumulate an extraordinary collection of pictures, ranging from historical ballet photographs to shocking avant-garde imagery. This work has been collected and edited to form an astonishing sequence. Rather than being... more...

  • Choreographing Empathyby Susan Leigh Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 59.95

    Choreographing Empathy challenges the idea of a direct connection between the body of a dancer and that of their observer, arguing that the connection is in fact influenced by ever-changing sociocultural mores. This is a reconception with ramifications for performance studies as a whole. more...

  • Salsa for People Who Probably Shouldn'tby Matt Rendell

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.05

    Every week for much of the year, millions of Brits view and vote on Strictly Come Dancing , with the salsa being one of the most popular dances. Dark, enticing Afro-Caribbean rhythms; moving bodies gently interlaced, responding to the music: at first sight, salsa dancing seems to recover something our regimented British lives suppress. For not much... more...

  • Contemporary French Theatre and Performanceby Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • The Royal Ballet: 75 Yearsby ZoŽ Anderson

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    In 1931, Ninette de Valois started a ballet company with just six dancers. Within twenty years, the Royal Ballet - as it became - was established as one of the world's great companies. It has produced celebrated dancers, from Margot Fonteyn to Darcey Bussell, and one of the richest repertoires in ballet. This book is a perceptive and critical account... more...