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  • The Body Is a Clear Placeby Erick Hawkins

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 10.95

    The Body is a Clear Place is a collection of ten intelligent, lyrical essays that serve as a testament to Erick Hawkins' long career in dance. The last two essays were written especially for this volume while the first eight essays were collected from speeches, statements and articles Hawkins has written. The essays are framed by a foreword written... more...

  • The Modern Danceby John Martin

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 10.95

    John Martin, arguably the first modern dance critic in America and trail-blazer for the art form's validity in the public sector, first published The Modern Dance in 1933 and claimed it to be "perhaps the first attempt...to analyze the American modern dance." The book is the text of four lectures delivered by Martin at the New School for Social... more...

  • Pre-Classic Dance Formsby Louis Horst

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 10.95

    Pre-Classic Dance Forms supplies its readers with complete historical descriptions of 16th and 17th century dances. For the student of music and dance, Horst offers a brief, readable introduction to this important era of dancing and its customs and styles and shows how the early dances influenced the growth of modern dance in this century. Through... more...

  • The Dance in Theoryby John Martin

    Princeton Book Company 2004; US$ 9.95

    Although originally published in 1965, this edition of The Dance in Theory was republished in 1989 as the same text with a new introduction by Jack Anderson. The Dance in Theory reprints the first third of John Martin's seminal 1939 book, Introduction to the Dance . It presents Martin's analysis of the theoretical underpinnings of modern dance,... more...

  • The Borzoi Book of Modern Danceby Margaret Lloyd

    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...

  • The Dance Theatre of Kurt Joossby Suzanne Walther

    Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 51.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dance and authenticity in Israel and Palestineby E. Kaschl

    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...

  • Speaking of Danceby Joyce Morgenroth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 33.95

    Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft delves into the choreographic processes of some of America's most engaging and revolutionary dancemakers. Based on personal interviews, the book's narratives reveal the methods and quests of, among others, Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, and Mark... more...

  • Ballet Beyond Traditionby Anna Paskevska

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 37.95

    For nearly a century, the training of ballet and modern dancers has followed two divergent paths. Modern practitioners felt ballet was artificial and injurious to the body; ballet teachers felt that modern dancers lacked the rigorous discipline and control that comes only from years of progressive training. Ballet Beyond Tradition seeks to reconcile... more...

  • Moving Wordsby Gay Morris

    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...