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  • 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 Based upon an examination of unpublished writings and drawings from the final two decades of Laban’s career, the work traces Laban’s systematic integration of various strands of research...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...

  • 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...

  • Capoeiraby Nestor Capoeira

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial... more...

  • Dance Studies: The Basicsby Jo Butterworth

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 24.95

    A concise introduction to the study of dance ranging from the practical aspects such as technique and choreography to more theoretical considerations such as aesthetic appreciation and the place of dance in different cultures. This book answers questions such as: Exactly how do we define dance? What kinds of people dance and what kind of training... more...

  • Dance Mattersby Pallabi Chakravorty; Nilanjana Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    This is a multidisciplinary perspective on dance scholarship and practice in India and its diaspora, outlining how dance histories have been written and rewritten, how aesthetic and pedagogical conventions have changed and are changing, and how politico-economic shifts shaped Indian dance's negotiation with modernity. more...

  • Beyond Wordsby Carol-Lynne Moore; Kaoru Yamamoto

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    Beyond Words presents a range of illuminating approaches to examining every day social interactions, to help the reader understand human movement in new ways. Carol-Lynne Moore and Kaoru Yamamoto build on the principles that they expertly explored in the first edition of the book, maintaining a focus on the processes of movement as opposed to discussions... more...

  • Contemporary Dance in Cubaby Suki John

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 38.00

    The lens of dance can provide a multifaceted view of the present-day Cuban experience. Cuban contemporary dance, or tecnica cubana as it is known throughout Latin America, is a highly evolved hybrid of ballet, North American modern dance, Afro-Cuban tradition, flamenco and Cuban nightclub cabaret. Unlike most dance forms, tecnica was created intentionally... more...

  • Come Dance With Meby Ninette de Valois

    The Lilliput Press 1992; US$ 7.28

    Ninette de Valois, the world-famous prima ballerina, was born Edris Stannus in 1898 and raised at Baltiboys in County Wicklow. In this autobiography, first published in 1957 and now appearing in a new paperback edition, she writes about her extraordinary career - the vivid memories of home in Ireland; her first London engagement at the Lyceum pantomime... more...

  • The Pina Bausch Sourcebookby Royd Climenhaga

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Pina Bausch?s work has had tremendous impact across the spectrum of late twentieth-century performance practice, helping to redefine the possibilities of what both dance and theater can be. This edited collection presents a compendium of source material and contextual essays that examine Pina Bausch's history, practice and legacy, and the development... more...

  • How We Playedby Caroline Goodfellow

    The History Press 2012; US$ 24.78

    Games make up a huge part of childhood, and memories of specific games stay with us throughout our lives. They form an integral part of growing up and stimulate imagination and creativity. From hide and seek to complex card and board games, street games that require no equipment to elaborate rainy day amusements, we all have experience of entertaining... more...