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  • Dancing with Catsby Burton Silver

    Chronicle Books LLC 2014; US$ 11.99

    The cult classic is back! This 15th anniversary edition keeps all the original mystery and magic of cat dancing delightfully intact. Perpetually ahead of its time, Dancing with Cats presents scores of delightful and inspiring photographs of people and cats engaging in their favorite dance routines as well as moving testimonies of the personal transformations... more...

  • Further Steps 2by Constance Kreemer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Further Steps 2  brings together New York?s foremost choreographers ? among them MacArthur ?Genius? award winners Meredith Monk and Bill T. Jones ? to discuss the past, present and future of dance in the US. In a series of exclusive and enlightening interviews, this diverse selection of artists discuss the changing roles of race, gender, politics,... more...

  • Torah in Motionby JoAnne Tucker; Susan Freeman

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Explore new ways of prayer and storytelling through Torah in Motion . JoAnne Tucker and Susan Freeman, both experienced in dance and Judaic studies, tell the famous stories of the Torah through modern dance. In this book, they explain how they use dance to interpret Torah and creative ideas to consider when doing so. Dance Midrash offers a new and... more...

  • The Making of Markovaby Tina Sutton

    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...

  • Choreographic Dwellingsby Gretchen Schiller; Sarah Rubidge

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Choreographic Dwellings explores performance practices that extend the remit of the choreographic. Covering walking practices, site-specific and nomadic performance that explore the movement potentials of everyday environments, parkour and art installation, it offers a reframing of the topologically kinaesthetic experience of the choreographic. more...

  • B is for Ballroomby Anton du Beke

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 12.99

    Do you know your Botafago from your Volta Cross? Ever wondered how the Foxtrot got its name? Why is the Quick Step so quick? Which is easier, the standard Ballroom dances or the Latin ones? If you don't know the answer to most of these questions but fancy yourself as something of an armchair aficionado when it comes to Ballroom dancing, this book... more...

  • Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalismby Prarthana Purkayastha

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book examines modern dance as a form of embodied resistance to political and cultural nationalism in India through the works of five selected modern dance makers: Rabindranath Tagore, Uday Shankar, Shanti Bardhan, Manjusri Chaki Sircar and Ranjabati Sircar. more...

  • Dance to the Piperby Agnes De Mille; Joan Acocella

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Born into a family of successful playwrights and producers, Agnes de Mille was determined to be an actress. Then one day she witnessed the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, and her life was altered forever. Hypnotized by Pavlova?s beauty, in that moment de Mille dedicated herself to dance. Her memoir records with lighthearted humor and wisdom not... more...

  • Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Balletby Gail Grant

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included. more...

  • The Dancer's World, 1920 - 1945by Michael Huxley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    The Dancer's World 1920-1945 focuses on modern dancers as they saw themselves. Five chapters describe a narrative arc that encompasses Europe and the USA with a focus between 1920 and 1945. A final chapter considers contemporary relevance for dancers, dance artists, choreographers, dance students and scholars alike. more...