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Dance

  • An Introduction to Community Dance Practiceby Diane Amans

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 27.98

    This updated second edition of an essential introduction to community dance practice offers a far-reaching and accessible overview of the industry from eminent practitioners. Packed with case studies, interviews and resources, the text addresses the latest developments and prepares students and practitioners for the realities of employment. more...

  • Choreographies: Tracing the Materials of an Ephemeral Art Formby Jacky Lansley

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 36.21

    Choreographer Jacky Lansley has been practicing and performing for more than four decades. In Choreographies, she offers unique insight into the processes behind independent choreography and paints a vivid portrait of a rigorous practice that combines dance, performance art, visuals, and a close attention to space and site. Choreographies is both autobiography... more...

  • Dancing in the English styleby Allison Abra

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    This book illuminates the history of popular dance, one of the most influential and widespread leisure practices in early twentieth-century Britain. It focuses in particular on the relationship between dancing and national identity construction, in a period when Britain participated in increasingly global markets of popular cultural production, consumption,... more...

  • Katherine Dunhamby Joanna Dee Das

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    This new biography of American dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham draws upon a vast, never-utilized archival record to show how she was more than a dancer and anthropologist, but also an intellectual and activist. more...

  • Dance Movement Psychotherapy with People with Learning Disabilitiesby Geoffery Unkovich; Céline Butté; Jacqueline Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book provides an overview of dance movement psychotherapy for young people and adults with learning disabilities. Contributors from a variety of backgrounds examine their work with clients from across the disabilities spectrum, ranging from mild to complex needs.?The book chapters present theory and practice relating to the client group and subsequent... more...

  • 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...

  • Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Danceby Evangelos Chrysagis; Panas Karampampas

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Across spatial, bodily, and ethical domains, music and dance both emerge from and give rise to intimate collaboration. This theoretically rich collection takes an ethnographic approach to understanding the collective dimension of sound and movement in everyday life, drawing on genres and practices in contexts as diverse as Japanese shakuhachi playing,... more...