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  • Martha Graham in Love and Warby Mark Franko

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Often called the Picasso, Stravinksy, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Using newly discovered archival sources, choreographer and award-winning dance historian Mark Franko reframes Graham's most famous creations, those from the World War II era, by showing how she wove together... more...

  • Dancing Jewishby Rebecca Rossen

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    Jewish choreographers have not only been vital contributors to American modern and postmodern dance, but they have also played a critical and unacknowledged role in American Jewish culture. Dancing Jewish delineates this rich history, demonstrating how, over the twentieth century, dance enabled American Jews to grapple with identity, difference,... more...

  • Choreographies of 21st Century Warsby Gay Morris; Jens Richard Giersdorf

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 38.99

    Choreographies of 21st Century Wars is the first book to analyze the interface between choreography and contemporary warfare, a pertinent inquiry since choreography has long been linked to war and military training. Authors from a range of disciplines reconceptualize choreography in the face of this century's never ending wars. more...

  • Never Far from Dancingby Barbara Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 28.95

    A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every aspect of ballet, from its styles and technical demands... more...

  • Mastering Movementby John Hodgson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 40.95

    Like Picasso in painting, Stravinsky in music, or Stanislavski in theatre, Rudolf Laban (1879–1958) has been a seminal influence in contemporary arts. This is the first major study of Laban's movement theories and practice, exploring the ideas on mastering movement and giving the reader a practical understanding of balance and harmony in the human... more...

  • Dance Discoursesby Susanne Franco; Marina Nordera

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 42.95

    Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches – with specific case studies – and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance. With an introduction exploring the history of dance studies and the development of central themes and... more...

  • Preserving Dance Across Time and Spaceby Lynn Matluck Brooks; Joellen A. Meglin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 56.95

    Dance is the art least susceptible to preservation since its embodied, kinaesthetic nature has proven difficult to capture in notation and even in still or moving images. However, frameworks have been established and guidance made available for keeping dances, performances, and choreographers’ legacies alive so that the dancers of today and tomorrow... more...

  • Jungle Rabha Masks and Masked Danceby Sabita Ranjan Sarkar

    Gyan Publishing House 2016; US$ 43.99

    The book is based on extensive field work among the forest dwelling Rabhas of North Bengal conducted in 1982 and 1983 during the collection of their traditional cultural artifacts (ethnographic object) as the museum specimens. Among the collected specimens, masks are considered as one of the significant cultural elements of the forest dwelling Rabhas.... more...

  • British Dance: Black Routesby Christy Adair; Ramsay Burt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    British Dance, Black Routes  is an outstanding collection of writings which re-reads the achievements of Black British dance artists, and places them within a broad historical, cultural and artistic context. Until now discussion of choreography by Black dance practitioners has been dominated by the work of African-American artists, facilitated... more...

  • Transmission in Motionby Maaike Bleeker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    How can various technologies, from the more conventional to the very new, be used to archive, share and understand dance movement? How can they become part of new ways of creating dance? What does this tell us about the ways in which technology is part of how we make sense and think? Well-known choreographers and dance collectives including William... more...