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Dance

  • Arianaby Danny White

    Michael O'Mara 2017; US$ 9.99

    Ariana Grande captured the hearts of a nation with her One Love Manchester concert. Less than a fortnight after a terrorist killed twenty-two people at her Manchester show, the petite princess stood tall at her tribute concert that united and healed a shaken nation. She was the emotional core of a powerful evening that reminded us all of music’s redemptive... more...

  • Jérôme Belby Gerald Siegmund

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 102.75

    Jérôme Bel: The Theatricality of Dance is the first English-language monograph on the work of French choreographer Jérôme Bel. It covers his 20-year career as a now internationally-renowned choreographer from the beginnings in 1994 with his piece Nom donné par l'auteur to his most recent global productions like Disabled Theatre. The book provides an... more...

  • Aerial Danceby Jenefer Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness provides an introduction for the beginning aerialist. It covers rigging, equipment, advice on optimal conditioning, and a step-by-step guide to technique, including anatomical references, space and time considerations, and elements of force when working with and against gravity. Specific movements... more...

  • Making Ballet Americanby Andrea Harris

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    Situating ballet within twentieth-century modernism, this book brings complexity to the history of George Balanchine's American neoclassicism. It intervenes in the prevailing historical narrative and rebalances Balanchine's role in dance history by revealing the complex social, cultural, and political forces that actually shaped the construction of... more...

  • Power in Practiceby Sergio González Varela

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    Considering the concept of power in capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian ritual art form, Varela describes ethnographically the importance that capoeira leaders ( mestres ) have in the social configuration of a style called Angola in Bahia, Brazil. He analyzes how individual power is essential for an understanding of the modern history of capoeira, and for... more...

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carouselby Tim Carter

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Carousel (1945) was Rodgers and Hammerstein's second collaboration following their hugely successful Oklahoma! (1943). Based on Ferenc Molnár's play, Liliom (1909), it took Broadway musical theater in far darker directions given its subject and extensive music. Here we discover how it came about, and what it was trying to achieve. 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...

  • Moving Oceansby Ralph Buck; Nicholas Rowe

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Celebrating the diversity of dance across the South Pacific, this volume studies the various experiences, motivations and aims for dance, emerging from the voices of dance professionals in the islands. In particular, it focuses on the interplay of cultures and pathways of migration as people move across the region discovering new routes and connections.... more...

  • Evolving Synergiesby Stephanie Burridge; Caren Cariño

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    A comprehensive overview of the dance culture of Singapore, this book embodies storytelling, personal reflections, memories, and histories of the artists. The extensive calendar of events encompassing companies and soloists from diverse dance practices, such as Indian, Malay and Chinese and a variety of Western contemporary dances, underline Singapore... more...

  • World Dance Culturesby Patricia Leigh Beaman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, World Dance Cultures introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. This highly illustrated textbook draws on wide-ranging historical documentation and first-hand accounts, taking in India,... more...