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The most popular Dance books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
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.
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.
Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back
Choreography: Creating and Developing Dance for Performance
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.
And Then We Danced: A Voyage into the Groove
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.
Essential Guide to Ballroom Dance
Foreword by Anton Du Beke
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.
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.
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.
Choreographer's Handbook
A handbook from an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher. It explains how to navigate a course through the complex process of creating dance. It provides choreographers with a manifesto and reflects on his experience of choreographic practice to allow each artist and dance-maker to find his or her own aesthetic process.
Darcey Bussell: Evolved
Beauty of Her Age: A Tale of Sex, Scandal and Money in Victorian England
The story of a French ballerina who became richer than the Queen. Jenifer Roberts unearths this fascinating story of sex, scandal and money, and proves that truth really can be stranger than fiction.
Poi Spinning: A Jam-packed Guide
Using the Sky: a dance
Dancers Among Us
Presents photographs of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking - but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park. Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming, and more, this book celebrates life in a way that's fresh, surprising, original, universal.
Making Connections: Total Body Integration Through Bartenieff Fundamentals
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Dancing in the English Style: Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50
This book illuminates the history of popular dance, one of the most influential and widespread leisure practices in early twentieth-century Britain. It focuses on the relationship between dancing and national identity construction, in a period when Britain participated in increasingly global markets of cultural production, consumption and exchange. -- .
Passion for Tango: A Thoughtful, Provocative and Useful Guide to That Universal Body Langauge, Argentine Tango
Creative Ballet Teaching: Technique and Artistry for the 21st Century Ballet Dancer
Oxford Dictionary of Dance
This new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Dance provides the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance forms in the 21st century, with new coverage of dance forms that have grown in prominence over the last 10 years, many new biographical entries, and a greater emphasis on the international dance scene.
NYC Ballet Workout: Fifty Stretches And Exercises Anyone Can Do For A Strong, Graceful, And Sculpted Body
World Dance Cultures: From Ritual to Spectacle
Pina Bausch
Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak's Designs for Opera and Ballet
This book showcases a lesser-known aspect of Maurice Sendak's oeuvre-his set designs for opera and ballets.
Improvisation in the Expressive and Performing Arts: The Relationship Between Shaping and Letting-Go
Drawing on the experiences of individuals in the expressive and performing arts, this book examines how we experience improvisation and the interaction of intellect and intuition within it. It reveals how the approach and methods of expressive arts can enrich improvisation and spur the desire for discovery.
Narrative in Performance
A far-reaching and engaging overview of the role of narrative in dance and theatre performance, bringing together chapters written by an international range of scholars and subsequently creating a critical dialogue for approaching this fundamental topic within performance studies.
Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terminology
Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story
Rethinking Dance History: Issues and Methodologies
Revised edition of: Rethinking dance history: a reader / edited by Alexandra Carter. 2004.
Anna Halprin
Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes
Ballet and Modern Dance
A guide to the rich history of western dance in all its incarnations from 16th-century court ballet to the genre-shattering contortions of 21st-century theatrical dance. Part of the "World of Art" series, it is updated for the new millennium to feature various styles, performers and technology.
Ballet Lover's Companion
Rite of Spring
The story behind the scandalous first performance of one of the most influential works in the history of music.
Motivation 2020 Square Wall Calendar
Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement
Analyzing works by choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early 1990s, this book studies European contemporary dance. It offers a revision of the way we think about dance, arguing for the necessity of a renewed engagement between dance studies and experimental artistic and philosophical practices.
Men Who Dance: Aesthetics, Athletics & the Art of Masculinity
Improvisation Studies Reader: Spontaneous Acts
Royal Academy Of Dancing Step By Step Ballet Class
Written with the full backing and expertise of the renowned Royal Academy of Dancing and following the international ballet examination syllabus, this is an updated edition of the bestselling Ballet Class. Topics such as how to find a good ballet school, dressing for dance and taking a ballet examination are also included.
Gypsies and Flamenco: The Emergence of the Art of Flamenco in Andalusia, Interface Collection Volume 6
This definitive work on the contribution of the Gypsies to the development of flamenco traces their influences on music from their long migration from India, through Iran, Turkey, Greece, and Hungary, to their persecution in Spain. This new updated edition provides fuller explanations of some of the technical terms and a biographical dictionary.
Basic Principles of Classical Ballet
Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story
The rags-to-riches story of one of the world's greatest dancers, from his difficult beginnings living in poverty in the backstreets of Cuba to his astronomical rise to international stardom.
Being a Dancer: Advice from Dancers and Choreographers
The most revealing and instructive book yet on what it means to be a dancer. Featuring advice from some of the best dancers and choreographers in the world, crossing the fields of ballet, contemporary, South Asian dance and hip hop, including Carlos Acosta, Matthew Bourne, Darcey Bussell and Tamara Rojo.
Dance, Diversity and Difference: Performance and Identity Politics in Northern Europe and the Baltic
Dance, Diversity and Difference presents contemporary stories of dance, revealing the diverse voices of dance practitioners and demonstrating the ways in which dance has connections with families, societies, governments, the economy and can offer fresh insights into cultural and political change.
Craig Revel Horwood's Ballroom Dancing: A Strictly Fantastic Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering All Your Favourite Dance Moves
Let Craig Revel Horwood show you how to master the basic steps and discover the joy of ballroom dancing.
Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master
This cultural biography of the nineteenth-century ballet master Marius Petipa - creator of The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake - tells the full story of his life and work in the remarkable context in which he lived.
Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis: Contemporary Applications
Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies: Contemporary Applications ties theory to practice as you learn to integrate the movement analysis into your life. Explore the framework and how various people apply it in their lives, then learn how you can do the same.