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Contemporary dance books

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

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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.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2017

Honest Bodies Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow by Hannah (Visiting Assitant Professor of Dance, Reed College) Kosstrin Honest Bodies Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow
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Using new archival discoveries and interviews, Honest Bodies illustrates how Anna Sokolow's choreography circulated American modernism internationally from the 1930s to the 1960s. Author Hannah Kosstrin argues that Sokolow's dances embodied the relationship between Communist ideals and Jewish culture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Katherine Dunham Dance and the African Diaspora by Joanna (Assistant Professor of Dance, Washington University - St. Louis) Dee Das Katherine Dunham Dance and the African Diaspora
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This new biography of American dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham draws upon a vast, never-utilized archival record to show how she was more than a dancer and anthropologist, but also an intellectual and activist.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/06/2017

Sunday. Pierre Droulers Choreographer by Pierre Droulers Sunday. Pierre Droulers Choreographer

This books celebrates 40 years of work by Pierre Droulers (b. 1951), a pioneer of contemporary dance and choreographer of more than 30 works. A key figure in France and Belgium since the 1970s, Droulers was one of the first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2017

A Selection from the Sigurd Leeder Heritage by Ann Hutchinson Guest A Selection from the Sigurd Leeder Heritage


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2017

Honest Bodies Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow by Hannah (Visiting Assitant Professor of Dance, Reed College) Kosstrin Honest Bodies Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow
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Using new archival discoveries and interviews, Honest Bodies illustrates how Anna Sokolow's choreography circulated American modernism internationally from the 1930s to the 1960s. Author Hannah Kosstrin argues that Sokolow's dances embodied the relationship between Communist ideals and Jewish culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2017

The Rage of Staging Wim Vandekeybus by Mauro Pawlowski, Peter Verhelst The Rage of Staging Wim Vandekeybus
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The first book on Wim Vandekeybus, international choreographer, and his company Ultima Vez.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2016

Ungoverning Dance Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons by Ramsay (Professor of Dance History, De Montfort University) Burt Ungoverning Dance Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons
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Ungoverning Dance examines recent contemporary dance in continental Europe. Placing this in the context of neoliberalism and austerity, it argues that dancers are developing an ethico-aesthetic approach that uses dance practices as sites of resistance against dominant ideologies. It attests...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2016

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Ungoverning Dance Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons by Ramsay (Professor of Dance History, De Montfort University) Burt Ungoverning Dance Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons
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Ungoverning Dance examines recent contemporary dance in continental Europe. Placing this in the context of neoliberalism and austerity, it argues that dancers are developing an ethico-aesthetic approach that uses dance practices as sites of resistance against dominant ideologies. It attests...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2016

Wim Vandekeybus by David Byrne, Mauro Pawlowski, Peter Verhelst Wim Vandekeybus
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First ever book on the international choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and his company Ultima Vez.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2016

The Body as a Vessel by Kayo Mikami The Body as a Vessel


Format: Hardback - Released: 12/04/2016

Traversing Tradition Celebrating Dance in India by Urmimala Sarkar Munsi Traversing Tradition Celebrating Dance in India

Dance occupies a prestigious place in Indian performing arts, yet it curiously, to a large extent, has remained outside the arena of academic discourse. This book documents and celebrates the emergence of contemporary dance practice in India. Incorporating a multidisciplinary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2016

Beginning Jazz Dance With Web Resource by James Robey Beginning Jazz Dance With Web Resource

Beginning Jazz Dance provides students with the context, background information and basic instruction they need in order to understand the genre and appreciate jazz dance as a performing art. It also offers tips on injury prevention, nutrition guidelines and basic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2015

Rhythm Field The Dance of Molissa Fenley by Ann Murphy Rhythm Field The Dance of Molissa Fenley

Molissa Fenley, one of the most influential artists of postmodern dance, has had a lasting impact on performance. This is a vivid and probing portrait of Fenley's four-decade career, written by her fellow artists. It offers several scholarly analyses of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2015

Choreographing Problems Expressive Concepts in Contemporary Dance and Performance by Bojana Cvejic Choreographing Problems Expressive Concepts in Contemporary Dance and Performance

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2015

Swing Dance Fashion, Music, Culture and Key Moves by Scott Cupit Swing Dance Fashion, Music, Culture and Key Moves

Swing Dance explores the vibrant contemporary swing-dancing scene, looking at the different dance styles and the associated culture, community and fashion. Illustrated with vintage and contemporary photography.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2015

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