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Dance

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 30.00

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

  • The Cambridge Companion to Balletby Marion Kant

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

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

  • Irinaby Irina Baronova

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.68

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...