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  • Preserving Dance Across Time and Spaceby Lynn Matluck Brooks; Joellen A. Meglin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 56.95

    Dance is the art least susceptible to preservation since its embodied, kinaesthetic nature has proven difficult to capture in notation and even in still or moving images. However, frameworks have been established and guidance made available for keeping dances, performances, and choreographers? legacies alive so that the dancers of today and tomorrow... more...

  • Eight Female Classical Ballet Variationsby Nina Danilova

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 24.29

    From the graceful flutter of Princess Florine at Sleeping Beauty's wedding to the playful jet?es 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...

  • 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$ 11.24

    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...

  • A Danceby Alexander Barabanov

    Random House 2012; US$ 56.39

    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 assembled... more...

  • Choreographing Empathyby Susan Leigh Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 59.95

    "This is an urgently needed book ? as the question of choreographing behavior enters into realms outside of the aesthetic domains of theatrical dance, Susan Foster writes a thoroughly compelling argument." ? André Lepecki, New York University "May well prove to be one of Susan Foster?s most important works." ? Ramsay Burt, De Montford... more...