Dance, Ballet

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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 | 256 Pages |
$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.
November 6, 2018 | Hardcover | Skyhorse Publishing | 304 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 | 272 Pages |
$27.00
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BODY OF WORK: DANCING TO THE EDGE AND BACK

Written by Hallberg, David
David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as "the most exciting male dancer in the western world," presents a look at his artistic life--up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury that almost cost him his career. Beginning with his real-life Billy Elliot child
November 7, 2017 | Hardcover | Atria Books | 432 Pages |
$28.00
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE AND HALL OF FAME: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

Written by Kolosek, Lisa Schlansker
The only museum in the United States dedicated entirely to the art form of dance, the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame opened in June 1987, after a short preview season the summer before. This unique and special place celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2017.
August 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press | 288 Pages |
$44.95
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SUNDAY. PIERRE DROULERS CHOREOGRAPHER

Written by Droulers, Pierre
This book celebrates 40 years of work by Pierre Droulers (b. 1951), a pioneer of contemporary dance and choreographer of more than 30 works. A key figure in France and Belgium since the 1970s, Droulers was one of the first students to graduate from the Mundra School.
September 19, 2017 | Paperback | Mercatorfonds | 432 Pages |
$35.00
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BOLSHOI CONFIDENTIAL: SECRETS OF THE RUSSIAN BALLET FROM THE RULE OF THE TSARS TO TODAY

Written by Morrison, Simon
A critical triumph, Simon Morrison's "sweeping and authoritative" (Guardian) work, Bolshoi Confidential, details the Bolshoi Ballet's magnificent history from its earliest tumults to recent scandals. On January 17, 2013, a hooded assailant hurled acid into the face of the artistic director, making international headlines.
October 24, 2017 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 512 Pages |
$21.95
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MULTIVERSE: ART, DANCE, DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY: THE EMERGENT CREATION

Written by Anna Yudina
Featuring visionary creators from various fields, from art and contemporary dance to architecture and robotics, this lavishly illustrated book reports from the forefront of the cross-disciplinary synthesis that creates new forms of art. The project was initiated by Diana Vishneva, principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater in New York (2005-2017) and the Mariinsky Ballet in St.
February 6, 2018 | Hardcover | 5 Continents Editions | 272 Pages |
$65.00
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KATHERINE DUNHAM: DANCE AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Written by Das, Joanna Dee
One of the most important dance artists of the twentieth century, dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham (1909-2006) created works that thrilled audiences the world over. As an African American woman, she broke barriers of race and gender, most notably as the founder of an important dance company that toured the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia for several decades.
June 20, 2017 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 288 Pages |
$34.95

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