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  • 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...

  • Contemporary French Theatre and Performanceby Clare Finburgh; Carl Lavery

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Salsa for People Who Probably Shouldn'tby Matt Rendell

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    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...

  • Different Drummerby Jann Parry

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 21.99

    Kenneth MacMillan's ballets are in constant demand by world-famous companies, particularly Romeo and Juliet , Manon and Mayerling . However, MacMillan was tormented by an acute sense of being an outsider, and often at odds with the institutions in which he worked. A real-life Billy Elliot from a Scottish working class family, MacMillan demonstrated... more...

  • Carlos Acostaby Margaret Willis

    Arcadia Books Limited 2011; US$ 4.36

    This is about a Cuban boy, who roamed the streets barefoot when he should have been in school, stole fruit from neighbours' orchards, was always hungry and wanted nothing more than to be a football star, just like any other young boy. But it didn't work out that way. He achieved the fame and fortune that he always dreamed about, but in a very different... more...

  • Every Step You Takeby Jock Soto

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    In June 2005 Jock Soto, at forty years old, gave his farewell performance as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. The program, an event of unprecedented ambition, showcased pieces from five legendary choreographers, and it capped one of the most storied careers in ballet history?an ascent that be­gan when Soto was just three years old.... more...

  • Snake Hipsby Anne Thomas Soffee

    Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 11.99

    This hilariously uplifting memoir follows an Arab American woman?s merry life as she shimmies her way from getting dumped by her tattoo-artist boyfriend to coming to grips with being single, ample, and 30. Feeling lost and heartbroken, Anne Thomas Soffee moves back home to Richmond, Virginia. Against the wishes of her extended family and friends,... more...

  • A Whole Load of Frontby Maria Venuti; Hogan Christine

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2011; US$ 9.99

    It’s hard to miss Maria Venuti when she’s dressed to thrill for a show, a day at the races or a charity event. Always larger than life, she has occasionally outraged, sometimes shocked and frequently delighted those whose lives she has touched and inspired by her boundless energy. But Maria is not just a curvaceous ‘bella donna’... more...

  • Nureyevby Julie Kavanagh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    Rudolf Nureyev had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage. With Nureyev: The Life, Julie Kavanagh shows how his intense drive and passion for dance propelled him from a poor, Tatar-peasant background to the most sophisticated... more...

  • Mao's Last Dancerby Li Cunxin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    Raised in a desperately poor village during the height of China's Cultural Revolution, Li Cunxin's childhood revolved around the commune, his family and Chairman Mao's Little Red Book. Until, that is, Madame Mao's cultural delegates came in search of young peasants to study ballet at the academy in Beijing and he was thrust into a completely unfamiliar... more...