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  • The Aging Body in Danceby Nanako Nakajima; Gabriele Brandstetter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    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$ 49.95

    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...

  • Poetics of Danceby Gabriele Brandstetter

    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...

  • Dancers as Diplomatsby Clare Croft

    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...

  • 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...

  • Choreographies of 21st Century Warsby Gay Morris; Jens Richard Giersdorf

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Writing in the Dark, Dancing in The New Yorkerby Arlene Croce

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 6.79

    The best of America's best writer on dance "Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything-once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love." From 1973 until 1996 Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post created for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays have revealed the logic and... more...

  • Somewhereby Amanda Vaill

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • 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...