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Belly Dance for Health, Happiness and Empowerment

by Tina Hobin

Shimmy and shake your way to a healthier lifestyle.


Staging Ghana: Artistry and Nationalism in State Dance Ensembles

by Paul Schauert

The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana's national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble...


Performing Arts and Therapeutic Implications

by Tanvi Bajaj & Swasti Shrimali Vohra

Presenting an alternative perspective, this book proposes that performing arts forge an emotional bond between the performer and the audience, making the act of performance a therapeutic and restorative experience,...


Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body

by Mark Franko

Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body is a historical and theoretical examination of French court ballet over a hundred-year period, beginning in 1573, that spans the late Renaissance and early baroque....


Dance was her Religion: The Spiritual Choreography of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis and Martha Graham

by Janet Lynn Roseman. Ph.D.

Three dancers who changed the face of Modern Dance and liberated dancers from ballet's rigidity to glorify the human body as a scared vessel: Isadora Duncan, 1877-1927, Ruth St. Denis, 1879-1968, and Martha...


Passionate Embrace: Faith, Flesh, Tango

by Sandra Vander Schaaf

Passionate Embrace: Faith, Flesh, Tango is a story of desire, intimacy, and transformation, set in the sumptuous world of Argentine Tango. Sandra Vander Schaaf shares the provocative tale of an unexpected love...


Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

by Janice Ross & Lynn Garafola

Everyone has heard of George Balanchine. Few outside Russia know of Leonid Yakobson, Balanchine's contemporary, who remained in Lenin's Russia and survived censorship during the darkest days of Stalin. Like...


The Moving Researcher: Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis in Performing Arts Education and Creative Arts Therapies

by Julio Mota, Jackie Hand & Melina Scialom

The Moving Researcher offers a complete approach to Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, detailing the original method, exploring recent developments and examining its applications. With contributions from internationally...


After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy

by Charity Scribner

Masterminded by women, the Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the 1990s, and afterimages of its leaders persist in the works of pivotal artists and writers, including Gerhard Richter,...


Anna Halprin: Dance - Process - Form

by Ursula Schorn, Rudolf zur Lippe & K. Kieser Verlag

This book considers the creative work and therapeutic and pedagogical approach of Anna Halprin, a dancer, choreographer, and early pioneer in the expressive arts healing movement. It looks at her 'Life/Art Process®'...


Dame Maggie Scott: A Life in Dance

by Michelle Potter & Graeme Murphy

Foreword by Graeme Murphy. It is impossible to tell the story of dance in Australia without focusing on Dame Margaret Scott. The fiftieth anniversary of The Australian Ballet School is a fitting time to launch...


India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective

by Margaret E. Walker

Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, this enquiry undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance...


39 Steps to Better Screenwriting: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Screenplay

by Paul Chitlik

This is not a beginner's book on screenplay writing, though a beginner could read it and learn. This is a writer's consigliere. It's a book of advice and reflection that will kick ass against just about any...


European Dance since 1989: Communitas and the Other

by Joanna Szymajda

This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989.

Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were...


Constant Lambert

by Stephen Lloyd

To the economist and ballet enthusiast John Maynard Keynes he was potentially the most brilliant man he'd ever met; to Dame Ninette de Valois he was the greatest ballet conductor and advisor this country has...


Blue Butterfly

by Marian L Thomas

Precious Blue Johnson, young, country and naive, from Lutts County, Georgia, is traveling to the energizing city of New York to search for her birth father and perhaps make history by becoming the first black...


Dance Composition: A Practical Guide to Creative Success in Dance Making

by Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Jose Limon and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance

by Patricia Seed

José Limón (1908-1972) was one of the leading figures of modern dance in the twentieth century. Hailed by the New York Times as "the finest male dancer of his time" when the José Limón Dance Company debuted...


Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

by Misty Copeland

Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American...


Christensen Brothers: An American Dance Epic

by Debra Hickenlooper Sowell

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