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Dance

  • Hiking the Horizontalby Liz Lerman

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Award-winning choreographer shares insights and methods for making real art in the real world more...

  • Dancing Bodies of Devotionby Katherine C. Zubko

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This ethnography examines how contemporary dancers of Bharata Natyam, a traditionally Hindu storytelling dance form, embody Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Jain narratives. These dancers choreographically adapt various religious identities and ideas in order to emphasize pluralistic cultural and ethical dimensions in their work. Through the dancing... more...

  • Taking the Leadby Derek Hough

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite, and only five-time champion of the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars , tells the inspiring story of his life and career, and shares insider tips of how he transforms his celebrity dance partners into confident, charismatic champions. For eleven seasons, millions of people have tuned... more...

  • 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...

  • A Place to Readby Michael Cohen

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2014; US$ 15.00

    In this essay collection, Michael Cohen tells us about his surprise encounter with the remains of Frida Kahlo, about his father’s murder, and about his son’s close shave with death on the highway. His subjects can be as commonplace as golfing with close friends, amateur astronomy, birding, or learning to fly at the age of sixty. But he asks... 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...

  • The Dangerous Lives of Public Performersby Anthony Shay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining performers from the ancient Mediterranean world to the modern Islamic Middle East, including India and Pakistan, Shay explores the careers, artistic performances, and legacies of these individuals who were forced to produce entertainment and art for, and have sex with, any and all patrons. 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...