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- Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99
From a major mind of Buddhism today comes this unique philosophical work, which hearkens back to the classical verse-form, but in a modern voice that speaks directly to the twenty-first century reader and practitioner. Gesture of Awareness involves a fascinating philosophical exploration of time, space, and movement but at the same time is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 40.95
Like Picasso in painting, Stravinsky in music, or Stanislavski in theatre, Rudolf Laban (1879?1958) has been a seminal influence in contemporary arts. This is the first major study of Laban's movement theories and practice, exploring the ideas on mastering movement and giving the reader a practical understanding of balance and harmony in the human... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 42.95
Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches ? with specific case studies ? and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance. With an introduction exploring the history of dance studies and the development of central themes and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
This companion volume to The Courtly Consort Suite in German-Speaking Europe surveys an area of music neglected by modern scholars: the consort suites and dance music by musicians working in the seventeenth-century German towns. Conditions of work in the German towns are examined in detail, as are the problems posed by the many untrained travelling... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 28.95
A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every aspect of ballet, from its styles and technical demands... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95
Teaching Dance Studies is a practical guide, written by college professors and dancers/choreographers active in the field, introducing key issues in dance pedagogy. Many young people graduating from universities with degrees ? either PhDs or MFAs ? desire to teach dance, either in college settings or at local dance schools. This collection covers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
For many people step dancing is associated mainly with the Irish step-dance stage shows, Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, which assisted both in promoting the dance form and in placing Ireland globally. But, in this book, Catherine Foley illustrates that the practice and contexts of step dancing are much more complicated and fluid. Tracing the trajectory... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage investigates the ways dancing bodies have been providing evidence for competing representations of modernity, urbanism, and religiosity across the twentieth century. Focusing on the transformation of the staged dancing body, its space of performance, and spectatorial cultural ideology, this... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 39.99
Choreographies of 21st Century Wars is the first book to analyze the interface between choreography and contemporary warfare, a pertinent inquiry since choreography has long been linked to war and military training. Authors from a range of disciplines reconceptualize choreography in the face of this century's never ending wars. more...