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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (3RD 82 Edition)
Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (3RD 82 Edition)
by Gail Grant
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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools are also... (read more)

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Tapworks : Tap Dictionary and Reference Manual ((Rev)02 Edition)
Tapworks : Tap Dictionary and Reference Manual ((Rev)02 Edition)
by Beverly Fletcher
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-184).... (read more)

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National Rhythma, African Roots : Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance (04 Edition)
National Rhythma, African Roots : Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance (04 Edition)
by John Charles Chasteen
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John Chasteen examines the history behind sexually suggestive dances (salsa, samba, and tango) that brought people of different social classes and races together in Latin America.... (read more)

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Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (89 Edition)
Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (89 Edition)
by Lynn Garafola
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In the history of twentieth-century ballet, no company has had so profound and far-reaching an influence as the Ballets Russes. Under the direction of impresario extraordinaire Serge Diaghilev (1872–1929), the Ballets Russes radically transformed... (read more)

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Writing Dancing in Age of Postmodernism (94 Edition)
Writing Dancing in Age of Postmodernism (94 Edition)
by Sally Banes
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A leading critic traces three decades of contemporary dance from Balanchine to... (read more)

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Vision of Modern Dance : in the Words of Its Creators (2ND 98 Edition)
Vision of Modern Dance : in the Words of Its Creators (2ND 98 Edition)
by Jean Brown
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This is the moving story of the development of modern dance as told by the visionary artists who created it. The powerful words of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Ruth St. Denis, and twenty nine other modern dance artists come to life in... (read more)

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Dance Kinesiology
Dance Kinesiology
by Sally S Fitt
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Dance Kinesiology reflects modern techniques and includes articles addressing eight important systems of body work: the Pilates Method, Rolfing, the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, Ideokinesis, Body-Mind Centering, the Bartenieff... (read more)

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Reading Dancing : Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary Dance (86 Edition)
Reading Dancing : Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary Dance (86 Edition)
by Susan L. Foster
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Borrowing from contemporary semiotics and post-structuralist criticism, Foster outlines four models for representation in dance which are illustrated through an analysis of the works of contemporary choreographers and through historical examples... (read more)

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Ballet Basics (5TH 04 Edition)
Ballet Basics (5TH 04 Edition)
by Sandra Noll Hammond
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Written for the adult beginner, Ballet Basics is a well-illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique. The text also provides an overview of the history of ballet and introduces students to the world of ballet.... (read more)

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Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology (07 Edition)
Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology (07 Edition)
by Karen Clippinger
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All dancers are looking to achieve optimal performance--and Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology will help them do just that. This text helps dancers learn anatomical and biomechanical principles as they apply to dance performance. It focuses on optimal dance... (read more)

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The Intimate Act of Choreography
The Intimate Act of Choreography
by Lynne Anne Blom
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A comprehensive book that covers all aspects of choreography from the most fundamental techniques to highly sophisticated artistic concerns.  The Intimate Act of Choreography presents the what and how of choreography in a workable format that... (read more)

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Dancing : the Pleasure, Power, and Art of Movement (92 Edition)
Dancing : the Pleasure, Power, and Art of Movement (92 Edition)
by Gerald Jonas
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The first illustrated, international survey of dancing covers all aspects of dance--not only the major theatrical traditions, but also dance as a form of social, cultural, and religious expression. 275 illustrations, 125 in full color. Index.... (read more)

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Jazz Dance : the Story of American Vernacular Dance (94 Edition)
Jazz Dance : the Story of American Vernacular Dance (94 Edition)
by Marshall W. Stearns
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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 a While : Handbook for Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance - With CD (9TH 05 - Old Edition)
Dance a While : Handbook for Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance - With CD (9TH 05 - Old Edition)
by Anne M. Pittman
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*0-8053-2181-0, Pittman, Anne M., Waller, Marlys S., and Dark, Cathy L., Dance A While: A Handbook of Folk, Square, Contra, and Social Dance, Ninth Edition//--> Dance A While is a classic in the field of recreational dance. The Ninth Edition of this best-... (read more)

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Tango : the Dance, the Song, the Story (95 Edition)
Tango : the Dance, the Song, the Story (95 Edition)
by Simon Collier
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Born in the slums of Buenos Aires in the last decades of the 19th century, the tango has remained spectacularly alive for over 100 years and today is the focus of a new cult. What is the secret of the tango's appeal? Historian Simon Collier traces the... (read more)

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Tango : Art History of Love (05 Edition)
Tango : Art History of Love (05 Edition)
by Robert Farris Thomson
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In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years-and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.”... (read more)

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How To Dance Forever: Surviving Against the Odds
How To Dance Forever: Surviving Against the Odds
by Daniel Nagrin
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One of the country's most distinguished and critically acclaimed solo dancers and choreographers debunks the myth that dancers must retire from professional life as performers in their early forties. A performing artist since 1940, Daniel Nagrin... (read more)

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I See America Dancing : Selected Readings, 1685-2000 (02 Edition)
I See America Dancing : Selected Readings, 1685-2000 (02 Edition)
by Maureen Needham
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A diverse collection of documents and articles about dance in the United States.... (read more)

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Laban for All
Laban for All
by Jean Newlove
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Rudolf Laban was one of the great theorists and practitioners of movement. In "Laban for All", expert teachers of Laban's techniques offer simplified version of his system that can be used by anyone, from beginners to pros. Extensively illustrated with... (read more)

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