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- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95
Colloquially the term ?powwow? refers to a meeting where important matters will be discussed. However, at the thousands of Native American intertribal dances that occur every year throughout the United States and Canada, a powwow means something else altogether. Sometimes lasting up to a week, these social gatherings are a sacred tradition central... more...
- 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
Part artistic study, part intimate memoir, this book illuminates the technique and repertory of American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) and her enduring legacy from the perspective of an artist and scholar who has reconstructed and performed her work for 35 years. Providing an overview of modern activities and trends in the teaching and performance... more...
- 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...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99
This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, captivating stories and inspiring quotes from the world of dance, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy and freedom of slipping on your dance shoes and expressing yourself through movement to music. more...
- Meyer & Meyer 2011; US$ 16.21
Kreative Kindertanzstunden immer aufs Neue zu gestalten, bleibt eine Herausforderung. Dieses Buch erleichtert die Gestaltung des Unterrichts durch theoretische und praxisnahe Übungen und Techniken und bindet Elemente aus der Psychomotorik, der Improvisation und dem Theater ein. Mit ganz einfachen Mitteln, wie rhythmisch-musikalischen Übungen und... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57
<p>Kristina was born in 1977 in Vladivostok, East Russia, a bleak naval town closed to foreigners under Soviet rule. Despite the limitations this imposed, Kristina?s early years were spent in a creative home, in which her father?s love of music saw her dancing from an early age. It was Latin music, in particular, that stirred her passion.</p><p>From... more...
- 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...
- Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 19.99
As improbable as it is inspiring, the story of one of the greatest ballerinas of the twentieth century; her fortitude and reinvention; and her journey from the Ballets Russes, Balanchine, and Matisse to international stardom In pre?World War I England, a frail Jewish girl?so shy she barely spoke a word until age six and so sickly she needed... more...
- 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...