Dance, Ballet

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FEUDING FAN DANCERS: FAITH BACON, SALLY RAND, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE SHOWGIRL

Written by Zemeckis, Leslie
Leslie Zemeckis continues to discover the forgotten feminist histories of the golden age of entertainment, turning her sights on the lost stories of Sally Rand and Faith Bacon--icons who each claimed to be the inventor of the notorious fan dance
October 2, 2018 | Hardcover | Counterpoint LLC | 320 Pages |
$26.00
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WILLIAM FORSYTHE: CHOREOGRAPHIC OBJECTS

Written by Respini, Eva
This stunning and comprehensive book presents acclaimed artist William Forsythe, whose work is at the intersection of performance, sculpture, and installation. Since the 1990s, parallel to his stage productions, Forsythe has developed a body of work he calls "Choreographic Objects." These experimental, interactive works invite the viewer to engage with the fundamental ideas of choreogra
October 16, 2018 | Hardcover | Prestel Publishing | 240 Pages |
$50.00
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BALLET: THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

Written by DK
This DK visual guide to ballet history goes beyond other ballet books, with beautiful photography that captures famous dancers and key stories. Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballet dances, from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to The Rite of Spring. Learn the stories behind renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.
September 4, 2018 | Hardcover | DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) | 360 Pages |
$40.00
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DANCE IN AMERICA: A READER'S ANTHOLOGY: A LIBRARY OF AMERICA SPECIAL PUBLICATION

From ballet and Balanchine to tap and hip-hop, two centuries of rich and eloquent writing about the beauty and magic of American dance. Like American speech, American dance has from the beginning been a fusion of many different tones and inflections, with European traditions of ballet and social dancing encountering Native American rituals and African American improvisations to create s
October 9, 2018 | Hardcover | Library of America | 650 Pages |
$40.00
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BORN TO DANCE: CELEBRATING THE WONDER OF CHILDHOOD

Written by Matter, Jordan
A celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility and to live life joyfully, featuring gorgeous color photographs of well-known dancers as well as stars-in-the-making, ages 2 through 18, Dancers Among Us photographer and YouTube star Jordan Matter.
October 16, 2018 | Hardcover | Workman Publishing | 256 Pages |
$30.00
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BORN TO DANCE: CELEBRATING THE WONDER OF CHILDHOOD

Written by Matter, Jordan
A celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility and to live life joyfully, featuring gorgeous color photographs of well-known dancers as well as stars-in-the-making, ages 2 through 18, Dancers Among Us photographer and YouTube star Jordan Matter.
October 16, 2018 | Paperback | Workman Publishing | 256 Pages |
$17.95
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AND THEN WE DANCED: A VOYAGE INTO THE GROOVE

Written by Alford, Henry
Equal parts memoir and cultural history, from acclaimed comic stylist and professional hobbyist Henry Alford comes a hilarious journey through the world of dance that will inform, entertain and leave readers tapping their toes. When Henry Alford wrote about his experience with a Zumba class for The New York Times, little did he realize that it was the start of something much bigger.
June 12, 2018 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster |
$26.00
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BIG DEAL: BOB FOSSE AND DANCE IN THE AMERICAN MUSICAL

Written by Winkler, Kevin
Bob Fosse (1927-1987) is recognized as one of the most significant figures in post-World War II American musical theater. With his first Broadway musical, The Pajama Game in 1954, the "Fosse style" was already fully developed, with its trademark hunched shoulders, turned-in stance, and stuttering, staccato jazz movements.
March 8, 2018 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 368 Pages |
$29.95
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ISADORA DUNCAN'S NECK: DARK, STRANGE, AND FASCINATING TALES FROM THE WORLD OF DANCE

Written by Keyes, Abigail
Attend a grand ball of the bizarre and never look at dance the same way again! Weird Dance processes through the odd, grim, and unintentionally humorous history of dance, uncovering strange stories and weird facts. These dark tales of murder, rivalry, insanity, and more reveal all sorts of grim goings-on, proving that--for dancers--life was not just one grand plié.
September 4, 2018 | Hardcover | Skyhorse Publishing | 272 Pages |
$21.99
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CELESTIAL BODIES: HOW TO LOOK AT BALLET

Written by Jacobs, Laura
A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of ballet As much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad--in Russia, Italy, and France.
May 8, 2018 | Hardcover | Basic Books |
$27.00

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