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  • Ukrainian Danceby Andriy Nahachewsky

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Ukrainian dance is remarkably enduring in its popularity and still performed in numerous cultural contexts. This text unpacks the complex world of this ethnic dance, with special attention to the differences between vival dance (which requires being fully engaged in the present moment) and reflective dance (dance connected explicitly to the past).... more...

  • Choreography Observedby Jack Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 35.00

    For over twenty years Jack Anderson has been writing about dance performances. His essays and reviews have appeared in daily newspapers, specialist monthlies, and critical quarterlies. For the last ten years he has been a dance critic for the New York Times. In Choreography Observed, Jack Anderson has selected writings that focus most directly... more...

  • Is It All About Hips?by Sangita Shresthova

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 24.95

    The first comprehensive book on Bollywood dance culture, Is It All About Hips? traces Bollywood dances as they are interpreted, created, and produced in three locations: Mumbai (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Los Angeles (USA). In this pioneering work, Sangita Shresthova brings alive the world of Bollywood dance through the chronicling and analyses... more...

  • Art without Boundariesby Jack Anderson

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 34.95

    Out of his long history as dance critic for the New York Times, Jack Anderson gives us this important, comprehensive history of one of the liveliest and most unpredictable of the arts. Treating modern dance as a self-renewing art, Anderson follows its changes over the decades and discusses the visionary choreographers who have devised new modes... more...

  • Body of a Dancerby Renee D'Aoust

    Etruscan Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    Using the stage and the bedroom, Renée E. D'Aoust interweaves dance history with the stories of contemporary dancers' muscle and more...

  • The Astairesby Kathleen Riley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    Before "Fred and Ginger," there was "Fred and Adele," a show-business partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In our celebrity-saturated era, it's hard to comprehend what a genuine phenomenon these two siblings from Omaha were. At the height of their success in the mid-1920s, the Astaires seemed to define the Jazz... more...

  • Urheberrecht von Choreografenby Maja Murza

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00

    Although dance is one of the world's oldest art forms, choreography was first included in the laws of Germany, France and the USA as a separate category of copyrightable works during the course of the 20th century. This work places special emphasis on the following questions: which concepts can be protected as a work of choreography and how is the... more...

  • The Harmonic Structure of Movement, Music and Dance According to Rudolf Labanby Carol-Lynne Moore

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    This study of Rudolf Laban, pre-eminent dance theorist of the twentieth century, provides the first comprehensive analysis of his theoretical explorations. Based upon an examination of unpublished writings and drawings from the final two decades of Laban’s career, the work traces Laban’s systematic integration of various strands of research... more...

  • Body - Space - Expressionby Vera Maletic

    De Gruyter 1987; US$ 133.00

    Body - Space - Expression: The Development Of Rudolf Laban's Movement And Dance Concepts (Approaches To Semiotics) more...

  • Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Danceby Doug Risner

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 149.95

    This study investigates the competitive world of pre-professional Western concert dance training and education in the U.S. as experienced and lived by boys and young men, an under-represented population in the field. This work examines the discourses of professional dance preparation through theoretical and narrative approaches that combine to illuminate... more...