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The most popular Dance & other performing arts books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture
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Hitch in Time
Living on his wits, sleeping rough and accepting lifts that get him into bizarre and often dangerous situations, Andy's six years spent on the road stand as a unique record of life as it was in the late 1970s and early 80s. In this hilarious memoir, they are juxtaposed with a host of earlier memories, resulting in dazzling and funny stories.
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Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
From the delights of Sri Lankan hospitality to his struggles as a child, teacher and now parent, to his adolescent flirtation with a rap career and his attempts to make it in comedy, Straight Outta Crawley is Ranganathan's hilarious and irreverent autobiography.
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Who am I, again?
Who am I, again?'Riotous, warm-hearted and revealing, and told with Lenny's trademark energy - expect recipes, comic strips, and tips for aspiring comedians - Who Am I, Again? is the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational coming-of-age story of a man who holds a very special place in British hearts.
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Royal Ballet Wall Calendar 2020 (Wall Calendar)
This wall calendar features photography of some of the most vibrant and visually stunning ballet performances to grace London's Royal Opera House, showcasing the graceful poise of such dancers as Yasmine Naghdi, James Hay and Federico Bonelli. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.
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Great Animal Escapade
Danny is happy working at Belle Vue Zoo. But then the animals start escaping and, as a former street urchin and pickpocket, suspicion falls on him. Now, he must untangle the mystery of the great animal escapade in order to clear his name.
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Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been
A complete guide to the hilariously niche and wonderfully obscure world of commercial digital indie radio's most-unproducible hammer legends: Elis James and John Robins.
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In Strictest Confidence
The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood's frank and funny biographies takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star's `fab-u-LOUS' life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes.
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MUSIC THEORY IS FUN BOOK 1
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity
The popular comedian and science presenter blends memoir, wit, and popular science to examine the human condition.
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Zippy and Me: My Life Inside Britain's Most Infamous Puppet
This hilarious autobiography of Rainbow puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew is the first behind-the-scenes look at the iconic children's TV programme
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Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age
The untold story of the Victorian freak show and circus, and the remarkable cast of characters who performed in them. The book will chart some of the great transformations of the age: the birth of celebrity, of showbusiness, of advertising, of `alternative facts'.
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In Strictest Confidence
The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood's frank and funny biographies takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star's `fab-u-LOUS' life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes.
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WIPE CLEAN MUSIC BOARD LANDSCAPE EDITION
The Wipe Clean Music Board is a handy new tool for young musicians. Pupils can practice writing melodies, rhythms, notes and clefs, and rub it out if they go wrong! One side has a stave printed on, and the other side is blank. These colourful boards are a fun way to practice notation, whether in a group lesson or in one-to-one tuition. Includes a wipe-clean music pen, with an eraser on the end.
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Grime Kids: The Inside Story of the Global Grime Takeover
An explosive insider account of grime, from subculture to international phenomenon. Perfect for fans of Wiley, Dizzee Rascal and Stormzy.
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Murray's Cabaret Club: Discovering Soho's Secret
Step below the pavements of Soho's Beak Street, and discover the untold tale of the exotic - and scandalous - Murray's Cabaret Club
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I'm a Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity
The popular comedian and science presenter blends memoir, wit, and popular science to examine the human condition.
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Little Book of Sass: The Wit and Wisdom of Jonathan Van Ness
The most iconic quotes from Jonathan Van Ness, the sassiest of queens
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Choreography: Creating and Developing Dance for Performance
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50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live: Relive the Magic, Artist by Artist
A complete chronological account of Woodstock, hour by hour, performance by performance. Released to coincide with its 50th anniversary and with a foreword by festival co-founder, Michael Lang.
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50 Years of Glastonbury
50 Years of Glastonbury celebrates the mud and mayhem that makes the festival one of the most popular musical events in the world, for fans and for artists, alike.
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Cooperman!: The Life of Tommy Cooper
From humble beginnings to yearnings of stardom; early setbacks, marriage to Dove; the struggle to the top and the endless quest to be the best. This comedy giant was voted in the top three greatest comics of all time. There was no one else like him. He remains a fans' favourite with the nation and is the greatest ever British magician and comedian.
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Meaning Of Tango: The Story of the Argentinian Dance
From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the extraordinary story of the dance that captivated the world - a tale of politics and passion, immigration and romance. The Tango was the cornerstone of Argentine culture, and has lasted for more than a hundred years, popular today in America, Japan and Europe.
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Tricks Of The Mind
Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. Alternately hilarious, controversial and challenging, Tricks of the Mind is essential reading for Derren's legions of fans, and pretty bloody irresistible even if you don't like him that much...
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And Then We Danced: A Voyage into the Groove
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Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts
When her mother had a series of strokes, Tessa Fontaine couldn't stand to watch her disappear right in front of her. The Electric Woman tells Tessa's story of joining America's last travelling freak show and learning to perform death-defying acts to help come to terms with her mother's illness.
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Come Back to Me (Seal Island 3): The heartbreaking new love story from the million-copy-selling author of Watch Over Me
Daniela Sacerdoti has sold over 1 million copies of her eBooks, including the No. 1 eBook bestseller WATCH OVER ME. This third enchanting novel set on the windswept Seal Island is about finding love for a second time when hope seems lost.
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My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir through (Un)Popular Culture
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My First Diabolo Book: An Introduction to Diabolo Techniques
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See Ya Later: The World According to Arron Crascall
The world according to the most positive man on the internet, social media megastar Arron Crascall.
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Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business
Drag celebrates the fabulous current and historical influence of drag, and its talented and inspiring performers.
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Essential Guide to Ballroom Dance
Foreword by Anton Du Beke
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EVOLUTION OF JAZZ DRUMMING
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Confessions of a Conjuror
Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese.
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New Me
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SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL VIOLIN PART CD VOLU
Contents are Study Points for Volume 2 Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus G.F. Handel Musette, Gavotte II or the Musette from English Suite III in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 808 J.S. Bach Hunters Chorus from 3rd Act of the opera Der Freischutz C.M. von Weber Long, Long Ago T.H. Bayly Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 for Piano J. Brahms Bourre from Sonata in F Major for Oboe, HHA IV/18, No. 8 G.F. Handel The Two Grenadiers, Die beiden Grenadier, Op. 49, No. 1 for Voice and Piano R. Schumann Theme from Witches Dance N. Paganini Gavotte from Mignon A. Thomas Gavotte J.B. Lully Minuet in G, Wo0 10, No. 2 L. van Beethoven Minuet from Sei Quintetti per Archi No.
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Twelve Minutes of Love: A Tango Story
From a writer who is as dazzling on the dance-floor as she is on the page, here is the hidden story of tango: the world's most passionate dance.
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Who Am I, Again?
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FROM HEADSTOCKS TO WOODSTOCK A DRUMMERS
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Paul O'Grady's Country Life
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA fascinating and hilarious glimpse into Paul's life at home in the country with his animalsPaul O'Grady's Country Life for the first time gives a glimpse into the home life of one of Britain's best loved stars, alongside the animals he adores.
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SUZUKI VIOLIN SCHOOL VIOLIN PART CD VOLU
Contents are Study Points Tonalization Vibrato Exercises Gavotte P. Martini Minuet J. S. Bach Gavotte in G Minor J. S. Bach Humoresque A. Dvork Gavotte J. Becker Gavotte in D Major J. S. Bach Bourre J. S. Bach.
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Born Lippy: How to Do Female
HOLD MY CHIPS, THE WOMEN ARE REVOLTING! A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.
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Fosse: The Biography
In this richly detailed and beautifully written biography, Sam Wasson draws on a wealth of unpublished material and over 300 interviews with Fosse's family, friends, enemies, lovers and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time.
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YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF PIANO CHORDS
You Can Teach Yourself Piano Chords combines regular music notation with visual illustrations to give a clear picture of how to voice basic piano chords.The first part of the book introduces the student to basic triads and dominant seventh chords in all the inversions. After mastering this concept, material such as Maj7th, min7th, diminished, augmented and suspended chords are introduced, followed by alternate bass note, addition of the 9th and common chord progressions.Regardless of skill level, the student will quickly be able to play an accompaniment by using only chord symbols. The appendix section will give the student a clear understanding in basic music theory. When using this book as a lesson book it's very helpful to refer to the appendix section while chords are being learned. The book can be used both for lessons and reference. Includes access to online video.
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Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story
Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela was mistreated and saw the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Then Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple, and Michaela begins to take dance lessons.
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The Comedy Studies Reader
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Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story
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Style of Movement: Fashion and Dance
High fashion meets the best of ballet: this new book features more than sixty of today s most famous dancers performing in clothes designed by fashion s biggest names.