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  • Raising the Barreby Lauren Kessler

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    An award-winning author's journey to turn off the comfortable cruise-control of midlife and reclaim the daring of her girlhood by dancing in the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker , with a professional company. more...

  • Dance to the Piperby Agnes De Mille; Joan Acocella

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    Born into a family of successful playwrights and producers, Agnes de Mille was determined to be an actress. Then one day she witnessed the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, and her life was altered forever. Hypnotized by Pavlova?s beauty, in that moment de Mille dedicated herself to dance. Her memoir records with lighthearted humor and wisdom not... more...

  • What the Eye Hearsby Brian Seibert

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 35.99

    Magisterial, revelatory, and-most suitably-entertaining, What the Eye Hears offers an authoritative account of the great American art of tap dancing. Brian Seibert, a dance critic for The New York Times , begins by exploring tap's origins as a hybrid of the jig and clog dancing from the British Isles and dances brought from Africa by slaves. He... more...

  • Collusionby Evan Zimroth

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    From the vantage point of "real life" (as dancers say), Collusion tells the story of a young girl's initiation into the disciplined, exalting world of classical ballet and into a secret love relationship with F., the ballet master whom she adored. "Do you want to be a great dancer?" F. had asked her when she was twelve. She did. And so Collusion... more...

  • Strictly Ballroomby Diana Melly

    Short Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    <strong>At the age of 76, Diana Melly took up ballroom dancing</strong><br><br>She was suffering from bereavement, having recently lost her husband George to dementia, and was told that dancing might help. It has done much more than that, opening up a whole new chapter in her life.<br><br>In this disarmingly funny... more...

  • Gwen Verdonby Peter Shelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    American dancer, singer and actress Gwen Verdon (1925-2000) won four Tony awards for her work on Broadway and also appeared in films and on television. Stricken with rickets as a child, Verdon overcame severe leg deformity through ballet training, making her film debut at 11 as a solo ballerina in the musical The King Steps Out (1936). Her theater... more...

  • Kristina Rihanoff: Dancing Out of Darkness - My Storyby Kristina Rhianoff

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p>Kristina was born in 1977 in Vladivostok, East Russia, a bleak naval town closed to foreigners under Soviet rule. Despite the limitations this imposed, Kristina’s early years were spent in a creative home, in which her father’s love of music saw her dancing from an early age. It was Latin music, in particular, that stirred her... more...

  • Pasha - My Storyby Pasha Kovalev; Kimberly Walsh

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 6.99

    Pasha Kovalev has led an extraordinary life. His talent and determination have led him from the stark landscape of his Siberian hometown to dance in Moscow, New York, LA and finally in London, where he now lives. Best known for Strictly Come Dancing, which he won in 2014 with Caroline Flack (having previously danced his way to the finals two years"... more...

  • The Dancer's Wayby Ph.D. Linda H. Hamilton; New York City Ballet

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In the current dance scene, performers contend with choreography that involves extreme dance, multiple techniques, and acrobatic moves, exemplified in the popular reality television show, "So You Think You Can Dance." The dilemma for aspiring professionals is that dance class no longer provides sufficient preparation for performing at this level.... more...

  • Dance Productionby Jeromy Hopgood

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Dance Production: Design and Technology introduces you to the skills you need to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production. While it may not seem that staging a dance production is that different from a play or musical, in reality a dance performance offers up unique intricacies and challenges all its own, from scenery... more...