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Dance

  • The Natyasastra and the Body in Performanceby Sreenath Nair

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Natyasastra is the deep repository of Indian performance studies. It embodies centuries of performance knowledge developed in South Asia on a range of conceptual issues and practical methodologies of the body. The composition of the Natyasastra is attributed to Sage Bharatha, and dates back to between 200 BC and AD 200. Written in Sanskrit, the... more...

  • Dancing the Fairy Taleby Laura Katz Rizzo

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    In Dancing the Fairy Tale, Laura Katz Rizzo claims that The Sleeping Beauty is both a metaphor for ballet itself, and a powerful case study for examining ballet and its production and performance. Using Marius Petipa and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's classical dance--specifically as it was staged in Philadelphia over nearly 70 years--Katz Rizzo looks at the... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hopby Justin A. Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This Companion covers the hip-hop elements, methods of studying hip-hop, and case studies from Nerdcore to Turkish-German and Japanese hip-hop. more...

  • Dancing Tangoby Kathy Davis

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Argentinean tango is a global phenomenon. Since its origin among immigrants from the slums of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, it has crossed and re-crossed many borders.Yet, never before has tango been danced by so many people and in so many different places as today. Argentinean tango is more than a specific music and style of dancing. It is also a... more...

  • On My Own Two Feetby Amy Purdy; Michelle Burford

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars and has been called a hero by Oprah Winfrey, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder. In this poignant and uplifting memoir, Dancing With the Stars sensation Amy Purdy reveals the story of how losing... more...

  • On My Own Two Feetby Amy Purdy; Michelle Burford

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    Amy Purdy, who inspired a nation on Dancing with the Stars and has been called a hero by Oprah Winfrey, reveals the intimate details of her triumphant comeback from the brink of death to making history as a Paralympic snowboarder. In this poignant and uplifting memoir, Dancing With the Stars sensation Amy Purdy reveals the story of how losing... more...

  • Don't Act, Just Danceby Catherine Gunther Kodat

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    At some point in their career, nearly all the dancers who worked with George Balanchine were told ?don?t act, dear; just dance.? The dancers understood this as a warning against melodramatic over-interpretation and an assurance that they had all the tools they needed to do justice to the steps?but its implication that to dance is already to act in... more...

  • After the Red Army Factionby Charity Scribner

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Masterminded by women, the Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the 1990s, and afterimages of its leaders persist in the works of pivotal artists and writers, including Gerhard Richter, Elfriede Jelinek, and Slavoj ?i?ek. Why were women so prominent in the RAF? What does the continuing cultural response to the German armed... more...

  • The Meaning Of Tangoby Christine Denniston

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 8.74

    From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the extraordinary story of the dance that captivated the world - a tale of politics and passion, immigration and romance. The Tango was the cornerstone of Argentine culture, and has lasted for more than a hundred years, popular today in America, Japan and Europe. 'The Meaning of... more...

  • Before They Were Belly Dancersby Kathleen W. Fraser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Focusing on Egypt during the period 1760 to 1870, this book fills in some of the historical blanks for a dance form often known today in the Middle East as raqs sharki or raqs baladi, and in Western countries as "belly dance." Eyewitness accounts written by European travelers, the major primary source for modern scholars, provide most of... more...