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Dance

  • 28 Artists & 2 Saintsby Joan Acocella

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of our time (and two saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes about Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist, who wrote the classic memoir, Survival... more...

  • 887 (mise en scène Robert Lepage - 2015)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Une fiche de référence sur 887 , un spectacle mis en scène par Robert Lepage. Considéré à juste titre comme une personnalité marquante de la scène internationale contemporaine, Robert Lepage, metteur en scène, scénographe et comédien québécois, a donné au Théâtre de la Ville, dans le cadre du festival d?Automne à Paris, sa dernière création, représentée... more...

  • Abidjan USAby Daniel B. Reed

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Daniel B. Reed integrates individual stories with the study of performance to understand the forces of diaspora and mobility in the lives of musicians, dancers, and mask performers originally from Côte d'Ivoire who now live in the United States. Through the lives of four Ivorian performers, Reed finds that dance and music, being transportable media,... more...

  • Across the Waterby Rebecca E. Farrell

    R&L Education 2010; US$ 27.99

    This book gives general music teachers the tools to introduce the music and dance of Ireland while respecting the music's cultural origins. Readers learn how Irish traditional music is viewed both in formal and informal schools in Ireland and find a literature review of current ethnomusicology and world music resources. more...

  • Acting and Beingby Elizabeth Hess

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 84.91

    In this book, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess offers systematic and original explorations in performance technique. This hybrid approach is a fusion of physical theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical actions, Viewpoints) Eastern practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and related performance disciplines (Mask,... more...

  • African Danceby Kariamu Welsh Consulting; Kariamu Welsh-Asante

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The ancient tradition of African dance has influenced dance styles all over the world. It is used to commemorate many annual ceremonies and activities, such as rites of passage and the harvest, and it is also an important form of recreation, religious expression, and storytelling. In African Dance, Second Edition, the varied cultures of Africa and... more...

  • After the Red Army Factionby Charity Scribner

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Charity Scribner is associate professor and Mellon Resident Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at the City University of New York. The author of Requiem for Communism , she teaches comparative literature at the CUNY Graduate Center and LaG more...

  • Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Danceby Elisabeth Schwaiger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the nexus between gender, ageing and culture in dancers practicing a variety of genres. It challenges existing cultural norms which equate ageing with bodily decline and draws on an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to explore alternatives for developing a culturally valued mature subjectivity through the practice of dance. more...

  • The Aging Body in Danceby Nanako Nakajima; Gabriele Brandstetter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    What does it mean to be able to move? The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility. Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of choreographers,... more...

  • Agnes de Milleby Kara Anne Gardner

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille. Six 1940s musicals are discussed in depth - Oklahoma! , One Touch of Venus , Bloomer Girl , Carousel , Brigadoon , and Allegro . Drawing on interviews with cast members, letters, sketches, and videos, the book describes Mille's unique contributions to original Broadway productions. more...