General Performing Arts
Written by Hans D. Christ
A voluminous and beautifully illustrated hardcover publication, Acts of Voicing addresses the aesthetic, performative and political significance of the voice from the perspective of visual art, dance, performance and theory.
Written by Wizisla, Erdmut
A fascinating account of the friendship between two of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century Germany in the mid 1920s, a place and time of looming turmoil, brought together Walter Benjamin acclaimed critic and extraordinary literary theorist and Bertolt Brecht, one of the twentieth century s most influential playwrights.
A richly illustrated monograph dedicated to one of the most attractive and influential figures of contemporary creation. Loie Fuller was one of the leading and most influential figures of the twentieth-century art scene.
Written by Schwartz, A Brad
On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor strike in the New Jersey countryside. With sirens blaring in the background, announcers in the field described mysterious creatures, terrifying war machines, and thick clouds of poison gas moving toward New York City.
Written by Granfield, Linda
Spectacular, spectacular!The history and legacy of the circusAt its heyday, the American circus was the largest show-biz industry the world had ever seen. From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling circuses performed for audiences of up to 14,000 per show, employed as many as 1,600 men and women, and crisscrossed the country on 20,000 miles of railroad in one season alone.
Written by Granfield, Linda
The greatest show on earth: The history and legacy of the circus During its heyday, the American circus was the largest show-biz industry the world had ever seen. From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling American circuses performed for audiences of up to 14,000 per show and crisscrossed the country on 20,000 miles of railroad in one season alone.
Written by Linda Simon
Step right up!” and buy a ticket to the Greatest Show on Earththe Big Top, containing death-defying stunts, dancing bears, roaring tigers, and trumpeting elephants. The circus has always been home to the dazzling and the exotic, the improbable and the impossiblea place of myth and romance, of reinvention, rebirth, second acts, and new identities.
Written by Dent, Gary P
The untold history of the seminal cultural venue Jabberjaw the underground star of Los Angeles s historic indie scene of the 1990s. Billing itself as a "coffeehouse art gallery" when it opened in 1989, Jabberjaw quickly became not only the cornerstone of the Los Angeles post-punk scene but also a hub of the underground music scene nationwide.
Written by Shah, Vidya
Jalsa takes the reader through the journeys of women performers in India from the salon to the studio. It attempts to give insight into and a perspective on the beginning of the interface of technology and entertainment, and the irreversible impact this has had on how we listen to, enjoy, and consume music.