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  • 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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Balletby Marion Kant

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A collection of essays by international writers on the evolution of ballet. more...

  • Irinaby Irina Baronova

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.38

    From a turbulent beginning in Russia to world fame and beyond, this is the vivid, moving story of Irina Baronova's extraordinary life. Irina was born into a privileged family, whose world was changed forever by the Bolsheviks. They fled Russia to poverty in Bucharest, but Irina's mother was determined that her daughter learn ballet. Her first lessons... more...

  • Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Eraby Thomas Guzman-Sanchez

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 48.00

    Urban street dance?which is now referred to across the globe as "break dance" or "hip-hop dance"?was born 15 years prior to the hip hop movement. In today's pop culture, the dance innovators from "back in the day" have been forgotten, except when choreographic echoes of their groundbreaking dance forms are repeatedly recycled in today's media. Sadly,... more...

  • Finding Balanceby Gigi Berardi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Finding Balance: Fitness, Health, and Training for a Lifetime in Dance gives an overview of issues faced by all performing dancers: injury and treatment; technique and training; fitness; nutrition and diet; and career management. The text includes both easy-to-read overviews of each topic and "profiles" of well known dancers and how they have coped... more...

  • Your Moveby Ann Hutchinson Guest

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Your Move: A New Approach to the Study of Movement and Dance establishes a fresh and original framework for looking at dance. In examining the basic elements of dance - the Alphabet of Movement - and using illustrations of movement technique and notation symbols it provides a new way to see, to teach and to choreograph dance. This book gives a list... more...

  • Belly Dance Around the Worldby Caitlin E. McDonald; Barbara Sellers-Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Dancer/scholars from around the world have contributed essays on belly dance to this book. They all carefully consider the transformation of an improvised folk form from North Africa and the Middle East into a popular global dance practice. The essays explore the differences between the solo improvisational forms of North Africa and the Middle East,... more...

  • Life in Motionby Misty Copeland

    Touchstone 2014; US$ 15.99

    Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina. In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school... more...

  • On Stage Aloneby Claudia Gitelman; Barbara Palfy

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 24.99

    Soloists ignited the modern dance movement and have been a source of its constant renewal. Pioneering dancers such as Loe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Maud Allan embodied the abstraction and individuality of the larger modernist movement while making astounding contributions to their art. Nevertheless, solo dancers have received far... more...