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Dance books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Dance category. Presented with a red border are the Dance books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Dance books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Egyptian Belly Dance in Transition The Raqs Sharqi Revolution, 1890-1930 by Heather D. Ward Egyptian Belly Dance in Transition The Raqs Sharqi Revolution, 1890-1930

Drawing on an array of primary sources, the author traces the early development of raqs sharqi in the context of contemporary trends in Egyptian arts and entertainment. The dance is revealed to be a hybrid cultural expression, emerging with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/09/2017

Scripting Dance in Contemporary India by Maratt Mythili Anoop Scripting Dance in Contemporary India

Scripting Dance in Contemporary India is an edited volume that engages with multiple dance forms of India and their representations. The contributions are eclectic, including writings by both scholars and performers who share their experiential knowledge.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

World Dance Cultures From Ritual to Spectacle by Patricia Beamann World Dance Cultures From Ritual to Spectacle

From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, World Dance Cultures introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. Organised both by region and by historical, political and religious issues,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

World Dance Cultures From Ritual to Spectacle by Patricia Beamann World Dance Cultures From Ritual to Spectacle

From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, World Dance Cultures introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. Organised both by region and by historical, political and religious issues,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing by Vassiliki Karkou The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing

In recent years, a growth in dance and wellbeing scholarship has resulted in new ways of thinking that place the body, movement, and dance in a central place with renewed significance for wellbeing. The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Dust of the Zulu Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid by Louise Meintjes, T. J. Lemon Dust of the Zulu Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid
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Louise Meintjes traces the history and the political and aesthetic significance of ngoma, a competitive form of dance and music that emerged out of the legacies of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa, showing how it embodies Zulu masculinity and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Dust of the Zulu Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid by Louise Meintjes, T. J. Lemon Dust of the Zulu Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid
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Louise Meintjes traces the history and the political and aesthetic significance of ngoma, a competitive form of dance and music that emerged out of the legacies of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa, showing how it embodies Zulu masculinity and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Dancing Girls Wall Calendar 2018 (Art Calendar) by Dancing Girls Wall Calendar 2018 (Art Calendar)

Featuring chorus girls and dancers with an array of props and fabulous costumes or sometimes wearing not very much at all these vintage images conjure up a time of excitement and allure. This wall calendar is a fantastic celebration of...
Format: Calendar - Released: 02/08/2017

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Dance, Diversity and Difference Performance and Identity Politics in Northern Europe and the Baltic by 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Aerial Dance A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness by Jenefer Davies Aerial Dance A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness

Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness provides an introduction for the beginning aerialist that covers rigging, equipment, advice on optimal conditioning, and a step-by-step guide to technique, including anatomical references, space and time considerations, and elements...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Aerial Dance A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness by Jenefer Davies Aerial Dance A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness

Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness provides an introduction for the beginning aerialist that covers rigging, equipment, advice on optimal conditioning, and a step-by-step guide to technique, including anatomical references, space and time considerations, and elements...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Making Ballet American Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine by Andrea (Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Harris Making Ballet American Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine
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Situating ballet within twentieth-century modernism, this book brings complexity to the history of George Balanchine's American neoclassicism. It intervenes in the prevailing historical narrative and rebalances Balanchine's role in dance history by revealing the complex social, cultural, and political forces...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Making Ballet American Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine by Andrea (Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Harris Making Ballet American Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine
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Situating ballet within twentieth-century modernism, this book brings complexity to the history of George Balanchine's American neoclassicism. It intervenes in the prevailing historical narrative and rebalances Balanchine's role in dance history by revealing the complex social, cultural, and political forces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Dance Matters in Ireland Contemporary Dance Performance and Practice by Aoife McGrath Dance Matters in Ireland Contemporary Dance Performance and Practice

This book addresses the need for critical scholarship about contemporary dance practices in Ireland. Bringing together key voices from a new wave of scholarship to examine recent practice and research in the field of contemporary dance, it examines the excitingly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo by Sondra (State University of New York, USA) Fraleigh, Tamah (Kyushu University, Japan) Nakamura Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo
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Now re-issued, this compact book unravels the contribution of one of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo combines: * an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo by Sondra (State University of New York, USA) Fraleigh, Tamah (Kyushu University, Japan) Nakamura Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo
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Now re-issued, this compact book unravels the contribution of one of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo combines: * an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Mary Wigman by Mary Anne Santos (University of New Mexico, USA) Newhall Mary Wigman
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A dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Wigman was a leading innovator in Expressionist dance. Her radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art in her native Germany and beyond....
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Staging British South Asian Culture Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre by Jerri (Exeter University) Daboo Staging British South Asian Culture Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre

Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre looks afresh at the popularity of forms and aesthetics from Bollywood films and bhangra music and dance on the British stage. From Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bombay Dreams to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Mary Wigman by Mary Anne Santos (University of New Mexico, USA) Newhall Mary Wigman
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A dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Wigman was a leading innovator in Expressionist dance. Her radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art in her native Germany and beyond....
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Staging British South Asian Culture Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre by Jerri (Exeter University) Daboo Staging British South Asian Culture Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre

Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre looks afresh at the popularity of forms and aesthetics from Bollywood films and bhangra music and dance on the British stage. From Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bombay Dreams to the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Contemporary Choreography A Critical Reader by Jo Butterworth Contemporary Choreography A Critical Reader

Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Contemporary Choreography presents a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and traditional understandings of dance making. Contributions from a global range of practitioners and researchers address a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Contemporary Choreography A Critical Reader by Jo Butterworth Contemporary Choreography A Critical Reader

Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Contemporary Choreography presents a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and traditional understandings of dance making. Contributions from a global range of practitioners and researchers address a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment by Mark (Professor of Dance, University of California-Santa Cruz) Franko The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment
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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment investigates new forms of choreographic dramaturgy and interpretation inherent. Joining junior and senior scholars as well as practitioners in the field, the handbook shows how the recovery of past dances has come to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Dance, Access and Inclusion Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change by Stephanie (Singapore Management University, Singapore) Burridge Dance, Access and Inclusion Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change
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The arts have a crucial role in empowering young people with special needs through diverse dance initiatives. Inclusive pedagogy that integrates all students in rich, equitable and just dance programmes within education frameworks is occurring alongside enabling projects by community...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2017

Dance, Access and Inclusion Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change by Stephanie (Singapore Management University, Singapore) Burridge Dance, Access and Inclusion Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change
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The arts have a crucial role in empowering young people with special needs through diverse dance initiatives. Inclusive pedagogy that integrates all students in rich, equitable and just dance programmes within education frameworks is occurring alongside enabling projects by community...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Tilt Pause Shift - Dance Ecologies in India by Anita E. Cherian Tilt Pause Shift - Dance Ecologies in India

This book is an investigation of movement, and in particular of a marked subset of that: dance. In its many peregrinations it seems to ask, what kind of movement is dance? Most pointedly, it performs the question, what is dance...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/06/2017

History of Dance 2nd Edition With Web Resource by Gayle Kassing History of Dance 2nd Edition With Web Resource

History of Dance, Second Edition, examines dance from prehistoric times to today. It focuses on the dancers and choreographers, dances, and significant dance works from each time period and offers an instructor guide, test bank, PowerPoint presentation package, and student...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/06/2017

Rethinking Dance History Issues and Methodologies by Larraine Nicholas Rethinking Dance History Issues and Methodologies

Revised edition of: Rethinking dance history: a reader / edited by Alexandra Carter. 2004.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2017

Rethinking Dance History Issues and Methodologies by Larraine Nicholas Rethinking Dance History Issues and Methodologies

Revised edition of: Rethinking dance history: a reader / edited by Alexandra Carter. 2004.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2017

An Introduction to Community Dance Practice by Diane Amans An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

This popular textbook offers a clear introduction to community dance practice today. With an expert panel of contributors, including dance artists, practitioners and academics, it combines lively discussions with practical advice on duty of care, inclusive practice and project coordination.This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2017

Sexuality, Gender and Identity Critical Issues in Dance Education by Doug Risner Sexuality, Gender and Identity Critical Issues in Dance Education

Sexuality is a difficult topic for all educators. Dance teachers and educators are not immune to these educational challenges, especially given the large number of children, adolescents, and young adults who pursue dance study and performance. Most troubling is the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

An Introduction to Community Dance Practice by Diane Amans An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

This popular textbook offers a clear introduction to community dance practice today. With an expert panel of contributors, including dance artists, practitioners and academics, it combines lively discussions with practical advice on duty of care, inclusive practice and project coordination.This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Psychology for Dancers An Introduction by Brian Thomas Psychology for Dancers An Introduction

The advice offered in this book draws on numerous theories and research findings in psychology and behavioural science. However it is essentially a personal approach based on experience of working with dancers, student dancers and dance teachers in various contexts...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Queer Dance by Clare (Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Michigan) Croft Queer Dance
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Queer Dance challenges social norms and enacts queer coalition across the LGBTQ community. The book joins forces with feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonial work to consider how bodies are forces of social change.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2017

Dancing in the English Style Consumption, Americanisation and National Identity in Britain, 1918-50 by Allison Abra 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/04/2017

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