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  • Rethinking Dance Historyby Larraine Nicholas; Geraldine Morris

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The need to ‘rethink’ and question the nature of dance history has not diminished since the first edition of Rethinking Dance History . This revised second edition addresses the needs of an ever-evolving field, with new contributions considering the role of digital media in dance practice; the expansion of performance philosophy; and the increasing... more...

  • Tangoby Robert Farris Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Different Drummerby Jann Parry

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 26.24

    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...

  • 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...