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Dance

  • The Rite of Spring at 100by Severine Neff; Maureen Carr; Gretchen Horlacher; John Reef; Stephen Walsh

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 54.99

    When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized audiences. Today it is considered one of the most influential musical works of the twentieth century. In this volume, the ballet finally receives... more...

  • The League of Exotic Dancersby Kaitlyn Regehr; Matilda Temperley

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    The League of Exotic Dancers (LED) are a group of mid-twentieth century burlesque dancers who continue to perform today off the well-known strip in "Old Vegas." Through documentary photography and in-depth interviews, Regehr and Temperley examine these dancers, who like "Old Vegas" itself, keep performing 60 years past their supposed prime. more...

  • Queer Danceby Clare Croft

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Queer Dance challenges social norms and enacts queer coalition across the LGBTQ community. The book joins forces with feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonial work to consider how bodies are forces of social change. more...

  • Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapyby Helen Payne

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy contributes to the global interest in embodiment approaches to psychotherapy and to the field of dance movement psychotherapy specifically. It includes recent research, innovative theories and case studies of practice providing an inclusive overview of this ever growing field. As well as original UK contributions,... more...

  • Off the Groundby Francis Edward Sparshott

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 62.50 US$ 56.88

    What is dance, as seen from a philosopher's point of view? Why has dance played little part in traditional philosophies of the arts? And why do these philosophies of the arts take the form they do? The distinguished aesthetician Francis Sparshott subjects these questions to a thorough examination that takes into account all forms and aspects of dance,... more...

  • Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburgby Todd Barry

    Gallery Books 2017; US$ 25.99

    From the veteran comedian and actor from The Wrestler and Louie comes a hilarious book of travel essays from his time on tour through secondary markets in the US, Canada, and Israel. Hello. It?s Todd Barry. Yes, the massively famous comedian. I have billions of fans all over the world, so I do my fair share of touring. While I love doing shows... more...

  • Unworking Choreographyby Frédéric Pouillaude

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    Unworking Choreography considers how philosophy traditionally understands dance as space rather than art in order to postulate a new theory of unworking that is grounded in both historical and contemporary dance. more...

  • Life in Motionby Misty Copeland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 12.99

    When Misty Copeland first placed her hands on the ballet barre at an after-school community centre, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers. A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught... more...

  • Salpuri-Chum, A Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spiritsby Eun-Joo Lee; Yong-Shin Kim

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 26.99

    This book is a study of Salpuri-Chum, a traditional Korean dance for expelling evil spirits. The authors examine the origins and practice of the dance focusing on traditional music, movements, and clothing. more...

  • Playable Bodiesby Kiri Miller

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Playable Bodies shows how dance video games work as engines of humor, social risk, and intimacy, urging players to dance like nobody's watching-while being tracked by motion-sensing interfaces in their living rooms. Author Kiri Miller looks at game design and player experiences across media platforms, presenting a new theory of "intimate media." more...