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- Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 14.95
What is "modern dance" and how does it differ from ballet and other forms of theatrical dancing-who made it what it is? These questions and their answers are the subjects around which Margaret Lloyd has written a unique and endlessly entertaining book. Originally published in 1949, The Borzoi Book of Modern Dance captures the beginnings of modern... more...
- BRILL 2003; US$ 188.00
In this ethnographic study, Kaschl examines the history of two related and competing Palestinian and Israeli folk dance forms. The focus is on how these forms known as dabkeh and debkah , respectively represent a contested cultural essence of both Palestinian and Israeli nationalism. The performances of three dance troupes (one Israeli and two Pale more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95
Moving Words provides a direct line into the most pressing issues in contemporary dance scholarship, as well as insights into ways in which dance contributes to and creates culture. Instead of representing a single viewpoint, the essays in this volume reflect a range of perspectives and represent the debates swirling within dance. The contributors... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 47.95
The only scholarly book in English dedicated to recent European contemporary dance, Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement examines the work of key contemporary choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early 1990s in Europe and the US. Through their vivid and explicit dialogue with performance art, visual... more...
- Taylor & Francis 1998; US$ 135.00
Looks at dance in Germany, France, and the United States during the 1920s and the 1930s, including ballet, modern dance and dance in the cinema and Revue. Artists examined include Josephine Baker, Jean Cocteau, Valeska Gert, and George Balanchine. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 20.99
Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) is arguably the most important black American choreographer in the short history of modern dance. This study presents an examination of Ailey's range of choreography, considers its cultural sources, theories of African American Performance, and the ways in which Ailey shaped African American participation in modern dance. more...
- Touchstone 2007; US$ 29.95
A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs,... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 28.00
In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America." Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented with and argued over their aesthetic innovations, to which they... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 74.99
This contributed volume is a collection of international writings on dance, human rights, and social justice in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book illuminates and analyzes dance in contexts of oppression and its subversion, as well as in situations promoting access to dance, and those encouraging healing from human rights abuses through movement. more...