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Dance

  • The Royal Opera House Guidebookby The Royal Opera House

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    The Royal Opera House receives over 1 million visitors a year. Published jointly by the ROH and Oberon Books, this is the first ever guide to the magnificently rebuilt theatre. The guide covers the fascinating and turbulent history of the theatre at Covent Garden since the early 18th century, its recent redevelopment, the majestic auditorium and Linbury... more...

  • Dancing in the English Styleby Allison Abra

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    Dancing in the English style explores the development, experience, and cultural representation of popular dance in Britain from the end of the First World War to the early 1950s. It describes the rise of modern ballroom dancing as Britain's predominant popular style, as well as the opening of hundreds of affordable dancing schools and purpose-built... more...

  • 28 Artists & 2 Saintsby Joan Acocella

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    Here is a dazzling collection from Joan Acocella, one of our most admired cultural critics: thirty-one essays that consider the life and work of some of the most influential artists of our time (and two saints: Joan of Arc and Mary Magdalene). Acocella writes about Primo Levi, Holocaust survivor and chemist, who wrote the classic memoir, Survival... more...

  • No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer’s Storyby Carlos Acosta

    HarperCollins Publishers 2008; US$ 8.25

    The rags-to-riches story of one of the world’s greatest dancers, from his difficult beginnings living in poverty in the backstreets of Cuba to his astronomical rise to international stardom. 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...

  • Offering from the Conscious Bodyby Janet Adler

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2002; US$ 16.99

    The exploration of the direct experience of healing and of the divine through the witnessing of movement becoming conscious. • Uses sample sessions and descriptive theory to explain the discipline. • Based on the author's 35 years of movement work. Offering from the Conscious Body reveals both the theory and practice of a unique body-based... more...

  • Dance Historyby Janet Adshead-Lansdale; June Layson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    Originally published in 1983 the first edition rapidly established itself as a core student text. Now fully revised and up-dated it remains the only book to address the rationale, process, techniques and methodologies specific to the study of dance history. For the main body of the text which covers historical studies of dance in its traditional and... more...

  • Anarchic Danceby Liz Aggiss; Billy Cowie

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 61.95

    Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie, known collectively as Divas Dance Theatre, are renowned for their highly visual, interdisciplinary brand of dance performance that incorporates elements of theatre, film, opera, poetry and vaudevillian humour.  Anarchic Dance , consisting of a book and DVD-Rom, is a visual and textual record of their boundary-shattering... more...

  • Tai Ji Dancing for Kidsby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 16.95

    Showing kids how Tai Ji can be fun, this book gives a simple and charming introduction to Tai Ji. Covering the five elements and some of the basic sensations, it will help children to get in touch with their bodies and minds. more...

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

    Interlink Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    "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...