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Dance

  • Don't Act, Just Danceby Catherine Gunther Kodat

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    At some point in their career, nearly all the dancers who worked with George Balanchine were told ?don?t act, dear; just dance.? The dancers understood this as a warning against melodramatic over-interpretation and an assurance that they had all the tools they needed to do justice to the steps?but its implication that to dance is already to act in... more...

  • The Moving Researcherby Julio Mota; Jackie Hand; Melina Scialom; Susanne Schlicher; Regina Miranda; Rosel Grassmann; Ciane Fernandes

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Moving Researcher offers a complete approach to Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, detailing the original method, exploring recent developments and examining its applications. With contributions from internationally renowned professionals at key institutions, this book covers all concepts taught as part of the Certificate of Movement Analysis. more...

  • After the Red Army Factionby Charity Scribner

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Masterminded by women, the Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the 1990s, and afterimages of its leaders persist in the works of pivotal artists and writers, including Gerhard Richter, Elfriede Jelinek, and Slavoj ?i?ek. Why were women so prominent in the RAF? What does the continuing cultural response to the German armed... more...

  • Szenen des Virtuosenby Gabriele Brandstetter; Bettina Brandl-Risi; Kai van Eikels

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 38.00

    »Das ist virtuos!« Dieses Urteil kann sich auf alles beziehen, was jemand so (über-)steigert, dass es andere zu exzessiven Reaktionen motiviert: zu tosendem Beifall ebenso wie zu Tumult oder Protest. Gabriele Brandstetter, Bettina Brandl-Risi und Kai van Eikels untersuchen die besondere Steigerung, die Virtuosität ausmacht, in der gesamten Bandbreite... more...

  • Before They Were Belly Dancersby Kathleen W. Fraser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Focusing on Egypt during the period 1760 to 1870, this book fills in some of the historical blanks for a dance form often known today in the Middle East as raqs sharki or raqs baladi, and in Western countries as "belly dance." Eyewitness accounts written by European travelers, the major primary source for modern scholars, provide most of... more...

  • Charles Waltersby Brent Phillips

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    From the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers's last dance on the silver screen ( The Barkleys of Broadway , 1949) to Judy Garland's timeless, tuxedo-clad performance of "Get Happy" ( Summer Stock , 1950), Charles Walters staged the iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's golden age. During his career,... more...

  • Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalismby Prarthana Purkayastha

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book examines modern dance as a form of embodied resistance to political and cultural nationalism in India through the works of five selected modern dance makers: Rabindranath Tagore, Uday Shankar, Shanti Bardhan, Manjusri Chaki Sircar and Ranjabati Sircar. more...

  • Indian Modern Dance, Feminism and Transnationalismby Prarthana Purkayastha

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book examines modern dance as a form of embodied resistance to political and cultural nationalism in India through the works of five selected modern dance makers: Rabindranath Tagore, Uday Shankar, Shanti Bardhan, Manjusri Chaki Sircar and Ranjabati Sircar. more...

  • Cuban Women and Salsaby Delia Poey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Salsa is both an American and transnational phenomenon, however women in salsa have been neglected. To explore how female singers negotiate issues of gender, race, and nation through their performances, Poey engages with the ways they problematize the idea of the nation and facilitate their musical performances' movement across multiple borders. more...

  • Dance, Consumerism, and Spiritualityby C. S. Walter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Dance has proliferated in movies, television, Internet, and retail spaces while the spiritual power of dance has also been linked with mass consumption. Walter marries the cultural studies of dance and the religious aspects of dance in an exploration of consumption rituals, including rituals of being persuaded to buy products that include dance. more...