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Dance

  • Solkattu Manualby David P. Nelson

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    The first hands-on introduction to South Indian spoken rhythm more...

  • Pointed Encountersby Anne McKee Stapleton

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 59.00

    Pointed Encounters establishes the literary significance of representations of dance in poetry, song, dance manuals, and fiction written between 1750 and 1830. Presenting original readings of canonical texts and fresh readings of neglected but significant literary works, this book traces the complicated role of social dancing in Scottish culture and... more...

  • Ballet Musicby Matthew Naughtin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    In Ballet Music: A Handbook Matthew Naughtin provides a practical guide for the professional musician who works with ballet companies, whether as a full-time staff member or as an independent contractor. In this comprehensive work, he addresses the daily routine of the modern ballet company, outlines the respective roles of the conductor, company... more...

  • European Dance since 1989by Joanna Szymajda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95

    This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989. Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were a major presence in dance ? particularly theatrical dance ? throughout the twentieth century. With the fragmentation of traditional structures... more...

  • Torah in Motionby Susan Freeman; JoAnne Tucker

    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...

  • On Wings of Joyby Trudy Garfunkel

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this engaging history of dance, readers are introduced to the major performers, choreographers, and composers who influenced the development of ballet. Beginning with the birth of the art in the sixteenth-century French court of Catherine d' Medici, this informative text traces ballet as it evolved in Europe and Russia and subsequently in England... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screenby Melissa Blanco Borelli

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen sets the agenda for the study of dance in popular moving images - films, television shows, commercials, music videos, and YouTube - and offers new ways to understand the multi-layered meanings of the dancing body by engaging with methodologies from critical dance studies, performance studies, and... more...

  • Yaksagana Rangabhumiby Katrin Binder

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 100.31

    The yaksagana dance-drama of the coastal regions of the south Indian union state of Karnataka is still a thriving theatre tradition. Characterised by its distinct musical style, a lively blend of sung poetry and improvised dialogues, impressive costumes and vigorous dancing, this genre combines many features prevalent in Indian performing arts. The... more...

  • Dancing Geniusby Hanna Järvinen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Tracing the historical figure of Vaslav Nijinsky in contemporary documents and later reminiscences, Dancing Genius opens up questions about authorship in dance, about critical evaluation of performance practice, and the manner in which past events are turned into history. more...

  • Evolution and Victorian Cultureby Bernard V. Lightman; Bennett Zon

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Examines the dynamic interplay between evolution and Victorian culture, mapping new relationships between the arts and sciences. more...