Most popular Dance books
The most popular Dance books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
This collective, led by Morris's fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group. Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent.
Foreword by Anton Du Beke
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.
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.
The autobiography of Maddie Ziegler, the break-out star of the hit TV series Dance Moms and Sia's acclaimed videos
NOW AN AWARD-WINNING FEATURE FILM STARRING CARLOS ACOSTA
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.
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.
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.
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. -- .
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.
A guide to ballroom dancing. It includes all the main ballroom dances, along with versions of most dances approved for championships. There are diagrams showing every step from both the male and female perspective. This tenth edition is revised and updated.
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.
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.
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.
Created by New York City-based photographer Shitagi over the span of 18 years, Ballerina Project showcases over 50 renowned ballerinas in unexpected urban and natural settings in cities across the globe.
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A Life in Ballet celebrates the life of Ray Barra who is perhaps one of the most beloved figures in the dance world. Barra helped to define the male dancer as not only the noble cavalier of classical ballet but also a forthright manly presence capable of macho, even unsympathetic behaviour.
Rudolf Laban is a theorist and practitioner of movement, and this basic "how-to" manual offers a simplified version of his system of movement. It introduces the terms and vocabulary, then moves on to its expressive possibilities in drama and dance. Specific illustrated exercises are included.
Revised edition of: Rethinking dance history: a reader / edited by Alexandra Carter. 2004.
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.
This stunning volume of photographs captures the sculpturally exquisite and iconic ballerina
Describes and illustrates through photographs the core speech-sound exercises of eurythmy, to help people practise eurythmy therapy at home.
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.
This book illuminates the relationship between philosophy and experimental choreographic practice today in the works of leading European choreographers. A discussion of key issues in contemporary performance from the viewpoint of Deleuze, Spinoza and Bergson is accompanied by intricate analyses of seven groundbreaking dance performances.
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.