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  • Pinter at 70by Lois Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    This comprehensive and authoritative casebook includes cornerstone essays on Pinter's creative process, his politics, film adaptations, and acting career. It also includes a collection of photos found nowhere else that document Pinter's "golden time"--his early acting days in Ireland--, a substantial introduction, a chronology, and bibliography. more...

  • Somewhereby Amanda Vaill

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • 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$ 58.14

    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...

  • Labanotationby Ann Hutchinson Guest

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    A definitive book for students of dance and movement studies, Labanotation is now available in a fourth edition, the first complete revision of the text since 1977. Initiated by the movement genius Rudolf Laban, and refined through fifty years of work by teachers here and abroad, Labanotation, the first wholly successful system for recording human... more...

  • Salsa for People Who Probably Shouldn'tby Matt Rendell

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.88

    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...

  • 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...