Dance, Ballet

DIAGHILEV AND THE BALLET RUSSES 1909-1929

While the early 20th century was rich with creative energy, no one brought theater and dance to the forefront of culture quite like Sergei Diaghilev did with his extraordinary Ballets Russes. From 1909 to 1929, the impresario attracted the involvement of artists and designers (Picasso, Matisse, Chanel), composers (Stravinsky), dancers (Nijinsky and Massine), and even a young George Balanchine.
May 1, 2015 | Paperback |
$55.00

BALLET LOVER'S COMPANION

A richly informed, up-to-date performance guide to more than 140 favorite ballets, from the classical era to the present day
July 1, 2015 | Hardcover |
$40.00

BALANCHINE TEACHING

In 1961, Nancy Lassalle, long-time ballet patron and associate of Lincoln Kirstein, co-founder of the New York City Ballet, was given permission to photograph a two-day teacher seminar led by George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet in New York City.
September 1, 2017 | Paperback | Eakins Press Foundation/Ballet Society | 36 Pages |
$25.00
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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 Some women capture our attention like no others.
October 2, 2018 | Hardcover | Counterpoint LLC |
$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".
November 6, 2018 | Hardcover | Prestel Publishing |
$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 swing, a treasury of unforgettable writing about the beauty and magic of American dance. From the beginning, American dance has been an exciting fusion of many disparate influences, with European traditions of ballet and social dancing encountering Native American rituals and African American improvisations to create something new and extraordinary.
November 20, 2018 | Hardcover | Library of America |
$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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