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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.

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Recently Published

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

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

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

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

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

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

Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2018 by Alison (Author) Maloney Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2018

Let yourself be twirled around the dance floor by the 2018 annual, your perfect guide to divas, drama and dancing. The Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2018 is simply fabulous.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Theory and Practice in Eighteenth-Century Dance The German-French Connection by Tilden Russell Theory and Practice in Eighteenth-Century Dance The German-French Connection

During the first two decades of the eighteenth century, two evolving dance-historical realms intersected--theory and practice. While the French produced works on notation, choreography, and repertoire, German dance writers responded with an important body of work on dance theory. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Coming Soon

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

Nutrition for Dancers Basics, Performance Enhancement, Practical Tips by Liane (Fit for dance, Munich, Germany) Simmel Nutrition for Dancers Basics, Performance Enhancement, Practical Tips
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Since proper nutrition is an integral part of an optimal dance training, this book provides the principles of nutrition for dancers of all kinds. The authors clarify widespread nutritional mistakes and give advice on how a healthy diet can be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/12/2017

The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body by Pirkko Markula The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body

Seven essays discuss both the local perspective and the broader cultural narratives of contemporary ballet.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/01/2018

Other books in this genre

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

Dance, Diversity and Difference Performance and Identity Politics in Northern Europe and the Baltic by Rosemary Martin 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: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

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: 20/09/2017

Somatics in Action Utilizing Yoga and Pilates to Promote Well-Being for Dancers/Movers by Lauren Kearns Somatics in Action Utilizing Yoga and Pilates to Promote Well-Being for Dancers/Movers


Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2017

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

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: 13/09/2017

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: 11/09/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing by Vassiliki (Senior Lecturer in Dance Movement and Therapy, Edge Hill University) Karkou The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing
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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: Hardback - 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: Paperback - 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

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: 11/07/2017

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: 11/07/2017

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