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 Based upon an examination of unpublished writings and drawings from the final two decades of Laban’s career, the work traces Laban’s systematic integration of various strands of research...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

  • 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...

  • The Revival of Banned Dancesby Renee Critcher Lyons

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    Throughout history, humans have used dance as a benefit for mind, body, and soul. In some cases, governments or churches have banned certain dances for a variety of reasons. This work provides an exploration of dances banned around the world, then revived by a handful of brave proponents. The sixteen case studies--ranging from Argentina's Tango... more...

  • Dance in the Fieldby Dr Theresa Jill Buckland

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 195.00

    This international collection on dance ethnography - the first of its kind - comprises original contributions on fieldwork in dance and human movement. Based on extensive fieldwork experience, it explores the major theoretical approaches, methods and concerns of dance and movement research from anthropological and ethnochoreological perspectives. The... more...

  • Tango Nuevoby Carolyn Merritt

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 14.99

    The Argentine tango is one of the world?s best-known partner dances. Though tango is much admired and discussed, very little has been written on its ongoing evolution. In this innovative work, Carolyn Merritt surveys tango history while focusing on the most recent iteration of the dance, tango Nuevo , and the práctica scene that has exploded in... more...

  • B is for Ballroomby Anton du Beke

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 14.57

    Do you know your Botafago from your Volta Cross? Ever wondered how the Foxtrot got its name? Why is the Quick Step so quick? Which is easier, the standard Ballroom dances or the Latin ones? If you don't know the answer to most of these questions but fancy yourself as something of an armchair aficionado when it comes to Ballroom dancing, this book... more...

  • Dancing on Waterby Elena Tchernichova; Joel Lobenthal; Joseph Brodsky

    Northeastern University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    The pageantry and drama of a life in dance more...

  • Dance Theatre in Irelandby Aoife McGrath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Dance theatre has become a site of transformation in the Irish performance landscape. This book conducts a socio-political and cultural reading of dance theatre practice in Ireland from Yeats' dance plays at the start of the 20th century to Celtic-Tiger-era works of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and CoisCéim Dance Theatre at the start of the 21st. more...