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Dance

  • Szenen des Virtuosenby Gabriele Brandstetter; Bettina Brandl-Risi; Kai van Eikels

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 38.00

    »Das ist virtuos!« Dieses Urteil kann sich auf alles beziehen, was jemand so (über-)steigert, dass es andere zu exzessiven Reaktionen motiviert: zu tosendem Beifall ebenso wie zu Tumult oder Protest. Gabriele Brandstetter, Bettina Brandl-Risi und Kai van Eikels untersuchen die besondere Steigerung, die Virtuosität ausmacht, in der gesamten Bandbreite... 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...

  • Charles Waltersby Brent Phillips

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen ( The Barkleys of Broadway , 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of "Get Happy" ( Summer Stock , 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's golden age. During his career,... more...

  • Dame Maggie Scottby Michelle Potter; Graeme Murphy

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 30.00

    Foreword by Graeme Murphy.  It is impossible to tell the story of dance in Australia without focusing on Dame Margaret Scott. The fiftieth anniversary of The Australian Ballet School is a fitting time to launch her biography - she was the first Director of the School and a dancer and teacher of immense vision and intellect. Maggie Scott was born... more...

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspectiveby Margaret E. Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, this enquiry undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance and presents new data about hereditary performing artists, gendered contexts and practices, and postcolonial cultural reclamation. The account... more...

  • Anna Halprinby Ursula Schorn; Rudolf zur Lippe; Anna Halprin; Ronit Land; Gabriele Wittmann

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book considers the creative work and therapeutic and pedagogical approach of Anna Halprin, a dancer, choreographer, and early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. It looks at her 'Life/Art Process®' and the wider impact of her work across the fields of art, education, therapy and politics. more...

  • Story/Timeby Bill T. Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time , a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Presenting personally revealing stories, richly illustrated... 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...

  • 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...