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  • 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$ 14.09

    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...

  • Hip Hop Danceby Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 41.00

    Rapping. Breakdancing. MCing. DJing. Beatboxing. Graffiti art. These are just some of the most well-known artistic expressions spawned from hip hop culture, which has grown from being an isolated inner-city subculture in the 1970s to being a truly international and mainstream culture that has taken root in countries as diverse as Japan, France, Israel,... more...

  • The Ballets Russes and Beyondby Davinia Caddy

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    A fresh perspective on the Ballets Russes, focusing on relations between music, dance and the cultural politics of belle-époque Paris. more...

  • Swing Dancingby Tamara Stevens; Erin Stevens

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    From its unlikely origins in the African slave trade, one of the saddest chapters of American history, swing dance emerged as a celebration of the soul. Swing is now recognized around the globe as a joyous partnered dance, uniquely Afro-American in origin and an American treasure. This book examines how the original swing style of the 1920s, the... more...

  • Island Possessedby Katherine Dunham

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.99

    Just as surely as Haiti is "possessed" by the gods and spirits of vaudun (voodoo), the island "possessed" Katherine Dunham when she first went there in 1936 to study dance and ritual. In this book, Dunham reveals how her anthropological research, her work in dance, and her fascination for the people and cults of Haiti worked their spell, catapulting... more...

  • Snake Hipsby Anne Thomas Soffee

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    SNAKE HIPS follows an Arab-American woman's life as she shimmies her way from getting dumped by her tattoo-artist boyfriend to coming to grips with being single, ample, and 30. Her heart broken, Soffee moves back home to wallow in self-pity. There she comes across a flier advertising the usual classes in yoga, vegetarian cookery, ballet and...belly... more...