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Dance

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    Kathak, the classical dance of North India, combines virtuosic footwork and dazzling spins with subtle pantomime and soft gestures. As a global practice and one of India's cultural markers, kathak dance is often presented as heir to an ancient Hindu devotional tradition in which men called Kathakas danced and told stories in temples. The dance's repertoire... more...

  • Life in Motionby Misty Copeland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; 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...

  • Preserving Dance Across Time and Spaceby Lynn Matluck Brooks; Joellen A. Meglin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 56.95

    Dance is the art least susceptible to preservation since its embodied, kinaesthetic nature has proven difficult to capture in notation and even in still or moving images. However, frameworks have been established and guidance made available for keeping dances, performances, and choreographers? legacies alive so that the dancers of today and tomorrow... more...

  • Nordic Dance Spacesby Petri Hoppu; Karen Vedel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates different dance phenomena that have either engaged with or dismantled notions of Nordicness. Looking to the motion of dancers and dance forms... more...

  • Gesture of Awarenessby Charles Genoud

    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...

  • Mastering Movementby John Hodgson

    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...

  • Dance Discoursesby Susanne Franco; Marina Nordera

    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...

  • Consort Suites and Dance Music by Town Musicians in German-Speaking Europe, 1648?1700by Michael Robertson

    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...

  • Never Far from Dancingby Barbara Newman

    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...

  • Teaching Dance Studiesby Judith Chazin-Bennahum

    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...