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Nostalgia Betrayal Love

by Rosa Ucci

The Tango phenomenon today is a reality for the whole world involving people from all walks of life in three continents: Asia, America and Africa. The author has asked herself the reason for this ‘retrieval’...


The Church of Tango.

by Cherie Magnus

The Church of Tango is a passionate memoir of tragedy and adventure, lust and music, romance and tango, and above all, survival. A dancer all her life, she’d had to put it on hold while raising her artistic...


Life in Motion

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...


Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

by Gail Grant

From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.


The Collaborative Habit

by Twyla Tharp & Jesse Kornbluth

In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She's experienced the thrill of shared...


Inside Tango Argentino

by Anton Gazenbeek

Tango Argentino was the groundbreaking show that led to the renaissance of interest in Argentine Tango. It premiered in Paris, then conquered Broadway and, later, toured the whole world. It had enormous cultural...


Ancient Egyptian Dances

by Irena Lexová

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography....


Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

by Agrippina Vaganova

Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118...


The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet: Theory and Technique

by Cyril W. Beaumont & Stanislas Idzikowski

A complete beginning course in classical ballet, this volume is based on the teachings of the celebrated instructor, Enrico Cecchetti. Features a numbered series of instructions for each exercise, plus 109 detailed...


Myth Performance in the African Diasporas: Ritual, Theatre, and Dance

by Benita Brown, Dannabang Kuwabong & Christopher Olsen

This book examines the concept and practice of myth performance in African Diaspora dramas and dances. These six essays chart a new path that enriches and enhances the understanding of African diaspora myth...


Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations

by Olaf Kuhlke, Adam M. Pine, Matthew Kurtz & Teresa Heiland et al.

This book is the first comprehensive examination of the relationship between dance and geography. It includes articles from geographers, anthropologists, dance historians, architects, and urban planners and...


Anthropology of the Performing Arts: Artistry, Virtuosity, and Interpretation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Anya Peterson Royce

Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions...


Salsa and Its Transnational Moves

by Sheenagh Pietrobruno

Salsa and Its Transnational Moves presents a critical analysis of salsa dancing in Quebec, Canada. Pulling from such varied fields as anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, and popular music studies,...


The Stage's Glory: John Rich (1692-1761)

by Jeremy Barlow, Berta Joncus, Felicity Nussbaum & Moira Goff et al.

John Rich (1692-1761) was a profoundly influential figure of the eighteenth-century London stage. As producer, manager and performer, he transformed the urban entertainment market, creating genres and promotional...


Dancing for Health: Conquering and Preventing Stress

by Judith Lynne Hanna

Dancing for Health explains the cognitive, emotional, and physical dimensions of dance in a spectrum of stress management approaches. Designed for anyone interested in health and healing, this book offers lessons...


Rudolf Laban: The Dancer of the Crystal

by Evelyn Doerr

This biography of the dancer, choreographer, and artist Rudolf Laban offers a biographical discussion presenting Laban as a pioneering figure of European expressionism and the founding father of modern dance,...


Brotherhood In Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers

by Constance Valis Hill

Tap dance innovators and stars Harold and Fayard Nicholas are the focus of this biography that not only tells of their performances with Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway and their many appearances in films, but...


Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing

by Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi & Monique Arav

"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...


Meet the Dancers

by Amy Nathan

Lots of kids enjoy dancing, but what motivates them to push past the sore muscles, early-morning technique classes, and crazy schedule required to become a professional dancer? In this book, dancers from many...


Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection

by Deirdre Kelly

Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection— the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century, who...