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  • Eight Female Classical Ballet Variationsby Nina Danilova

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    From the graceful flutter of Princess Florine at Sleeping Beauty's wedding to the playful jetées in the first act of Giselle , the variation - or short solo work - is one of the key elements of classical ballet. Eight Female Classical Ballet Variations lays out eight of the most important variations in the ballerina's repertoire, demonstrating... more...

  • Jungle Rabha Masks and Masked Danceby Sabita Ranjan Sarkar

    Gyan Publishing House 2016; US$ 43.99

    The book is based on extensive field work among the forest dwelling Rabhas of North Bengal conducted in 1982 and 1983 during the collection of their traditional cultural artifacts (ethnographic object) as the museum specimens. Among the collected specimens, masks are considered as one of the significant cultural elements of the forest dwelling Rabhas.... more...

  • British Dance: Black Routesby Christy Adair; Ramsay Burt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    British Dance, Black Routes  is an outstanding collection of writings which re-reads the achievements of Black British dance artists, and places them within a broad historical, cultural and artistic context. Until now discussion of choreography by Black dance practitioners has been dominated by the work of African-American artists, facilitated... more...

  • Transmission in Motionby Maaike Bleeker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    How can various technologies, from the more conventional to the very new, be used to archive, share and understand dance movement? How can they become part of new ways of creating dance? What does this tell us about the ways in which technology is part of how we make sense and think? Well-known choreographers and dance collectives including William... more...

  • Every Little Movementby Ted Shawn

    Princeton Book Company 2016; US$ 9.99

    The book begins with a discussion of Frncois Delsarte as a scientist whodiscovered how the human body moves under the stimuli of emotions. It proceeds to the laws he developed as a result of his research and continues by discussing the application of the science of Delsarte to the art of the dance. Shawn then goes on to describe how Delsarte has influenced... more...

  • The Aging Body in Danceby Nanako Nakajima; Gabriele Brandstetter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    What does it mean to be able to move? The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility. Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of choreographers,... more...

  • Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatreby Libby Worth; Jasmin Vardimon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre offers an unusual, intimate insight into the devising and training processes of a choreographer in the midst of her practice. Libby Worth and Jasmin Vardimon take a collaborative approach to recording and exploring the working processes of Vardimon and her company, chronicling the development of specific productions... more...

  • What Moves You?by Charlotte Nichol; Lise Uytterhoeven

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Every dissertation is individual and unique - particularly for dance students, who must combine a wide range of approaches into a tailor-made research methodology. What Moves You? fosters a creative approach to dissertations and final projects. By guiding the development of a personal study program, this volume encourages dance students to take... more...

  • Off the Groundby Francis Edward Sparshott

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 62.50 US$ 56.88

    What is dance, as seen from a philosopher's point of view? Why has dance played little part in traditional philosophies of the arts? And why do these philosophies of the arts take the form they do? The distinguished aesthetician Francis Sparshott subjects these questions to a thorough examination that takes into account all forms and aspects of dance,... more...

  • All His Jazzby Martin Gottfried

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    Bob Fosse (19271987), the director and choreographer of Chicago and Sweet Charity , has never been more popular than he is right now. Here is the less-publicized side of his story-his surprising ascent from the world of sleazy Chicago strip joints to the glitter of Broadway. A legend's memory is preserved in this eloquent biography. more...