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Paperback      ISBN: 1566893348
DANCE is poetry as performance, precarious and joyful, a three-part journey through hell, earth, and paradise.
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
Apollo's Angels
A History of Ballet
Paperback      ISBN: 0812968743
NATIONAL BESTSELLER For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told, Apollo’s Angels—the first cultural history of ballet ever written—is a groundbreaking work. From ballet’s origins in the Renaissance and the codification of its basic steps and positions under France’s Louis XIV (himself an avid dancer), the art form wound its way through the courts of Europe, from Paris and Milan to Vienna and St. Petersburg. In the twentieth century, émigré dancers taught their art to a generation in the United States and in Western Europe, setting off a new and radical transformation of dance. Jennifer Homans, a historian, critic, and former professional ballerina, wields a knowledge of dance born of dedicated practice. Her admiration and love for the ballet, as Entertainment Weekly notes, brings “a dancer’s grace and sure-footed agility to the page.” NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • LOS ANGELES TIMES • SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Belly Dancing: The Sensual Art Of Energy And Spirit
Belly Dancing
The Sensual Art Of Energy And Spirit
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770212
"A comprehensive guide to the art of belly dancing"--Provided by publisher.
Canadian Folk Dances
Canadian Folk Dances
Paperback      ISBN: 0769291228
With CD accompaniment, dance graphics, Orff and percussion arrangements plus cultural information. Useful for grades 2-7. Dances include: The Maple Leaf Stomp * Carding the Wool * The Prairie Circle. Songs include: Alouette * O Canada * En Roulant Ma Boule * The Raftsmen.
Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today
Bolshoi Confidential
Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today
Paperback      ISBN: 1631493442
A critical triumph, Simon Morrison’s “sweeping and authoritative
Dance With Demons: The Life of Jerome Robbins
Dance With Demons
The Life of Jerome Robbins
Paperback      ISBN: 0425183475
The life and accomplishments of the renowned choreographer and director are illuminated in an in-depth portrait of Jerome Robbins, from his work on the King and I to the complexities of his personal life. Reprint.
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
Life in Motion
An Unlikely Ballerina
Paperback      ISBN: 1476737991
Documents the author's emotionally dynamic effort to become the third African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theatre, describing the harsh family difficulties she overcame including her mother's highly publicized custody battle to halt her career.
Diaghilev: A Life
A Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0199751498
Recounts the life of the founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes who revolutionized ballet by bringing together talented and important composers, dancers, choreographers, and artists.
Vital Grace: The Black Male Dancer
Vital Grace
The Black Male Dancer
Hardcover      ISBN: 3908161312
Big: World Records in the Streets! Plus Tap Dancing Galore
World Records in the Streets! Plus Tap Dancing Galore
Paperback      ISBN: 0878394370