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Theatrical Dancing

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  • 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...

  • Alien Bodiesby Ramsay Burt

    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...

  • Reworking the Balletby Vida L. Midgelow

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95

    Challenging and unsettling their predecessors, modern choreographers such as Matthew Bourne, Mark Morris and Masaki Iwana have courted controversy and notoriety by reimagining the most canonical of Classical and Romantic ballets. In this book, Vida L. Midgelow illustrates the ways in which these contemporary reworkings destroy and recreate their... more...

  • The Ballet Companionby Eliza Gaynor Minden

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Apollo's Angelsby Jennifer Homans

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.48

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told,  Apollo’s Angels —the first cultural history of ballet ever written—is a groundbreaking work. From ballet’s origins in the Renaissance and... more...

  • Balletby Robin Rinaldi

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    One of the most formal and demanding genres of dance, ballet has enthralled audiences with its grace, precision, and remarkable feats of dexterity. Its early roots can be traced back to the 16th century, when court dances were performed for Italian and French royalty. After spreading throughout Europe, ballet flourished in 19th-century Russia, the... more...

  • Dance As the Spirit Movesby Heather Clark

    Destiny Image Publishers 2009; US$ 15.99

    From victory dances to healing and wall breaking dances, you will discover how exciting and enjoyable biblical dance is, and how it can be part of your Christian life. This book also provides practical steps to building a dance ministry, It focuses on dancers, worship leaders, and church leaders revealing ways all three groups can work together... more...

  • I Was a Dancerby Jacques D'Amboise

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 35.00

    “Who am I? I’m a man; an American, a father, a teacher, but most of all, I am a person who knows how the arts can change lives, because they transformed mine. I was a dancer.” In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques d’Amboise, one of America’s most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for... more...

  • Diaghilevby Sjeng Scheijen

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 19.98

    This magnificent new biography of the extraordinary impresario of the arts and creator of the Ballets Russes 100 years ago draws on important new research, notably from Russia. 'Scheijen masterfully recounts the phenomenal way in which Diaghilev contrived, under virtually impossible circumstances, to nurture a sequence of works ... he triumphs... more...