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  • Dance Historyby Janet Adshead-Lansdale; June Layson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    The first edition in 1983 was quickly established as a core text. Now fully updated it remains the only book in its field of comparable scope and depth - an essential purchase for all students of dance history. more...

  • Grandmother's Secretsby Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi; Monique Arav

    Interlink Publishing 2012; US$ 12.00

    "Come, sit by me," says Grandmother. "Take this chalk in your hand. Now draw a dot and concentrate all your energy into this one dot. It is the beginning and the end, the navel of the world." So Fawzia Al-Rawi describes her grandmother's first lesson about the ancient craft of Oriental dance. Grandmother's Secrets always circles back to this grandmother... more...

  • Choreographing Differenceby Ann Cooper Albright

    Wesleyan University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Feminist theory illuminates the radical cultural work of contemporary dance. more...

  • Footnotesby Elena Alexander; Jill Johnston; Douglas Dunn; Marjorie Gamso; Ishmael Houston-Jones; Kenneth King; Yvonne Meier; Sarah Skaggs

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dance Anecdotesby Mindy Aloff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.95

    A collection of stories that aim to capture the boundless variety and richness of dance as an art, a tradition, a profession, an obsession, and an ideal. more...

  • High School Promby Ann Anderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Prom has been a fixture in the life of American teenagers for as long as high schools have existed. Both encapsulating and magnifying the drama of adolescence, proms have transformed from modest tea dances to costly extravaganzas supporting apparel and cosmetic makers, limousine services, hotels, magazine publishers, and hair salons. Focusing on social... 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...

  • 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...

  • Meeting Places: Locating Desert Consciousness in Performanceby Mary Elizabeth Anderson

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 42.00

    Over the period 1999-2005, choreographer and dancer Tess de Quincey and a team of international artists conducted a series of art-laboratories and performances in and around the Central Desert town of Alice Springs. These art-labs culminated in the 2005 performance of Dictionary of Atmospheres, staged during the Alice Desert Festival. Drawing upon... more...

  • Dancing with Differenceby Linda Ashley

    Springer 1900; US$ 69.95

    As the global vicissitudes of migration unfold so does ethnic difference in the classroom, and this book offers a timely examination of teaching about culturally different dances. At a time when the world of dance is, on the one hand, seemingly becoming more like fusion cookery there is another faction promoting isolation and preservation of tradition.... more...