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Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero
Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero
by Elizabeth Streb
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Elizabeth Streb has been testing the potential of the human body since childhood. Can she fly? Can she run up walls? Can she break through glass? How fast can she go? With clarity and humor—and with a world-class dance troupe called STREB&mdash... (read more)

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Kinesthetic City
Kinesthetic City
by Sansan Kwan
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In Kinesthetic City, author SanSan Kwan explores the contentious nature of Chineseness in diaspora through the lens of moving bodies as they relate to place, time, and identity. She locates her study in five Chinese urban sites--Shanghai, Taipei, Hong... (read more)

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Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance
Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance
by Marshall Wi Stearns
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The Story of American Vernacular... (read more)

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The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany: Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss
The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany: Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss
by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
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The book weaves together the connections among these extraordinary artists, "The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany" contains interviews, personal recollections and translations from German publications.... (read more)

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Dance (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art)
Dance (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art)
by Andre (edt) Lepecki
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This collection surveys the choreographic turn in the artistic imagination from the 1950s onwards, and in doing so outlines the philosophies of movement instrumental to the development of experimental dance. By introducing and discussing the concepts of... (read more)

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Body Stages: The Metamorphosis of Loie Fuller
Body Stages: The Metamorphosis of Loie Fuller
by Aurora Herrera Gomez
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Aurora Herrera Gomez, an expert on theatrical issues, is an associate lecturer on architecture projects at the Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid.... (read more)

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Destined to Dance: A Novel about Martha Graham
Destined to Dance: A Novel about Martha Graham
by Marcy Heidish
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DESTINED TO DANCEThey called her a genius. They called her a goddess. They called her a monster.Which title best fits Martha Graham, iconic Mother of Modern Dance?Find out - in the first historical novel about this great American diva. DESTINED TO DANCE... (read more)

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Terpsichore in Sneakers (Wesleyan Paperback)
Terpsichore in Sneakers (Wesleyan Paperback)
by Sally Banes
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A dance critic's essays on post-modern dance.... (read more)

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Creative Movement and Dance: The Garcia-Plevin Method (Performing Arts)
Creative Movement and Dance: The Garcia-Plevin Method (Performing Arts)
by Maria Elena Garcia
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An instrumental tool for both educators and dancers, this book presents creative movement as a new dance discipline that has the aim to develop, through the means of improvisation, the body's expressive and creative potentials. The first two parts... (read more)

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Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Dance: Finding a Balance
Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Dance: Finding a Balance
by Elisabeth Schwaiger
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This book explores the nexus between gender, ageing and culture in dancers practicing a variety of genres. It challenges existing cultural norms which equate ageing with bodily decline and draws on an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to explore... (read more)

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How to Do Things with Dance: Performing Change in Postwar America
How to Do Things with Dance: Performing Change in Postwar America
by Rebekah J. Kowal
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In postwar America, any assertion of difference from the mainstream anticommunist culture carried professional and personal risks. For this reason, modern dance artists left much of what they thought unsaid. Instead they expressed themselves in movement.... (read more)

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Talk About Contemporary Dance (11 Edition)
Talk About Contemporary Dance (11 Edition)
by Noisette
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A densely illustrated and comprehensive introduction to an art form that is enjoying a boon in popularity due to its links with pop culture, fashion, and music. This engaging and unpretentious introduction to contemporary dance explores the discipline in... (read more)

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Alien Bodies: Representations of Modernity, 'Race' and Nation in Early Modern Dance
Alien Bodies: Representations of Modernity, 'Race' and Nation in Early Modern Dance
by Ramsay Burt
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Blurring the conventional distinction between modern dance and ballet, African American dance, gymnastics and dancing as popular entertainment, i Alien Bodies /i looks at the way the dance of the 1920s and 1930s mediated the experience of modernity... (read more)

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Converging Movements: Modern Dance and Jewish Culture at the 92nd Street y
Converging Movements: Modern Dance and Jewish Culture at the 92nd Street y
by Naomi M. Jackson
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A groundbreaking study of the 92nd Street Y and its major influence on 20th-century American culture.... (read more)

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William Forsythe: Improvisation Technologies: A Tool for the Analytical Dance Eye
William Forsythe: Improvisation Technologies: A Tool for the Analytical Dance Eye
by William (con) Forsythe
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The American-born choreographer William Forsythe--who was the Director of the celebrated Frankfurt Ballet from 1984-2004 and now heads his own Frankfurt-based independent ensemble, The Forsythe Company--is recognized internationally as one of the world's... (read more)

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I Want To Be Ready: Improvised Dance As a Practice of Freedom (10 Edition)
I Want To Be Ready: Improvised Dance As a Practice of Freedom (10 Edition)
by Danielle Goldman
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Danielle Goldman's contribution to the theory and history of improvisation in dance is rich, beautiful and extraordinary. In her careful, rigorously imaginative analysis of the discipline of choreography in real time, Goldman both compels and allows us... (read more)

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Choreographing Difference : the Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance (97 Edition)
Choreographing Difference : the Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance (97 Edition)
by Ann Cooper Albright
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Feminist theory illuminates the radical cultural work of contemporary dance.... (read more)

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Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values
Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values
by Kimerer L. Lamothe
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In the first half of this original book, Kimerer L. LaMothe offers the only exhaustive analysis of the dance images that appear in every one of Friedrich Nietzsche's major works, revealing the pivotal role this imagery plays in Nietzsche's project of... (read more)

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French Moves: The Cultural Politics of Le Hip Hop (Oxford Studies in Dance Theory)
French Moves: The Cultural Politics of Le Hip Hop (Oxford Studies in Dance Theory)
by Felicia Mccarren
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For more than two decades, le hip hop has shown another face of France: danced by minorities associated with immigration and the suburbs, it has channeled rage against racism and unequal opportunity and offered a movement vocabulary for the expression of... (read more)

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Modern Bodies : Dance and American Modernism From Martha Graham To Alvin Ailey (02 Edition)
Modern Bodies : Dance and American Modernism From Martha Graham To Alvin Ailey (02 Edition)
by Julia Foulkes
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In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America." Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other... (read more)

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