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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Short Books 2015; US$ 7.28
At the age of 76, Diana Melly took up ballroom dancing She was suffering from bereavement, having recently lost her husband George to dementia, and was told that dancing might help. It has done much more than that, opening up a whole new chapter in her life. In this disarmingly funny and moving book, Melly takes us on a whirlwind tour of modern... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 174.99 US$ 150.49
The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater brings together genres, aesthetics, cultural practices, and historical movements that provide insight into humanist concerns at the crossroads of dance and theater, broadening the horizons of scholarship in the performing arts and moving the fields closer together. In doing so, it demonstrates that physical... more...