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Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing

By: Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia

Price: $7.00

Publisher: INTERLINK PUB GROUP INC: 4/13/2011

Seller ID: 9781566563260

ISBN: 1566563267

Condition: USED

Al-Rawi has written a strikingly graceful and original book that blends p personal memoir with the history and theory of the dance known in the West as "belly dancing". She conveys in this book not only the history and technique of grieving and mourning dances, pregnancy and birth dances, but the spirit of these age-old rituals, and their possibilities for healing and empowering women today. View more info

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Ballet and Modern Dance: A Concise History

By: Anderson, Jack

Price: $5.00


Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780871271723

ISBN: 0871271729

Condition: USED

Now expanded and updated, this second edition of the original bestseller is an engaging interpretation of dance history--from the Ancient Greeks and European royal courts to the rise of the "American" ballet and the explosion of modern dance. Short profiles, an extensive bibliography, a helpful index, and selections from primary sources are also included. View more info

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Dancing Women: Female Bodies Onstage

By: Banes, Sally

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 0415111625

ISBN: 0415111625

Condition: USED

Dancing Women: Female Bodies Onstage is a spectacular and timely contribution to dance history, recasting canonical dance since the early nineteenth century in terms of a feminist perspective. Setting the creation of specific dances in socio-political and cultural contexts, Sally Banes shows that choreographers have created representations of women that are shaped by - and that in part shape - society's continuing debates about sexuality and female identity. Broad in its scope and compelling in its argument Dancing Women: * provides a series of re-readings of the canon, from Romantic ... View more info

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Pointe Book: Shoes, Training and Technique

By: Barringer, Janice

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 7/30/2014

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780871272614

ISBN: 087127261X

Condition: USED

This guide provides a thorough examination of the pointe technique and pointe shoes. Dancers tired of their pointe shoes wearing out too quickly benefit from research that illuminates the shoemaking process and tips that show how to best fit, care for, and custom order their shoes. Interviews with ballet stars Martine van Hamel and Darci Kistler reveal their highly evolved but proven methods of caring for pointe shoes. The basics of the pointe technique, different pointe methods, and the history of pointe are discussed. A handy reference on pointe-related injuries and their remedies is include... View more info

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Burlesque: A Living History

By: Briggeman, Jane

Price: $15.00


Seller ID: 9781593934699

ISBN: 1593934696

Condition: USED

Join the journey-discover burlesque when it was part of a large theatrical world filled with dance, comedy, and live music. BURLESQUE: A Living History captures the spirit of this unique art form through hundreds of photographs and stories from many who were a part of America's most colorful past. This book highlights the careers and contributions of selected artists, many of whom were the nuts and bolts of burlesque. It also acknowledges just some of the young performers of today who are diligently working to remember the days of old. When burlesque theatres and clubs went dark, a whole world... View more info

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The Canepa School of Dance

By: Canepa, Jane E

Price: $7.00

Publisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC): 9/24/2014

Seller ID: 9780738540832

ISBN: 0738540838

Condition: USED

This popular dance school was formed in 1955 in Baraboo after local appliance and tire store owner Tony Canepa tap-danced at the Sauk County Fairgrounds as the "Mystery Merchant." Upon learning his identity, friends and neighbors begged him to give their children dance lessons. The handsome Canepa was a dancer at the University of Wisconsin. His svelte wife, Alberta, had taken dancing lessons from the third grade through high school. Eventually the dancing duo had 11 children of their own, and as the dancing school grew, so did the "dancing Canepa family." Over 3,500 students have learned to d... View more info

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Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Grac

By: Copeland, Misty

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9781455596300

ISBN: 1455596302

Condition: USED

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I was a Dancer

By: d'Amboise, Jacques

Price: $6.50

Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF: 6/26/2012

Seller ID: 9781400042340

ISBN: 1400042348

Condition: USED

"Who am I? I'm a man; an American, a father, a teacher, but most of all, I am a person who knows how the arts can change lives, because they transformed mine. I was a dancer." In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques d'Amboise, one of America's most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than three decades, tells the extraordinary story of his life in dance, and of America's most renowned and admired dance companies. He writes of his classical studies beginning at the age of eight at The School of American Ballet. At tw... View more info

Art of Belly Dancing

By: Dahlena/Meilach, Dona Z

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 9780553120752

ISBN: 0553120751

Condition: USED

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World of Diaghilev

By: Daighilev

Price: $2.00

Seller ID: 0517539039

ISBN: 0517539039

Condition: USED

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Diaghilev: A Life

By: Diaghilev/Scheijen, Sjeng

Price: $7.50

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199751495

ISBN: 0199751498

Condition: USED

Featuring an eight-page gallery of full-color illustrations, here is a major new biography of Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, who revolutionized ballet by bringing together composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev, dancers and choreographers such as Nijinsky and Karsavina, Fokine and Balanchine, and artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Bakst, and Goncharova. An accomplished, flamboyant impresario of all the arts, Diaghilev became a legendary figure. Growing up in a minor noble family in remote Perm, he would become a central figure in the artistic worlds of P... View more info

My Life

By: Duncan, Isadora

Price: $2.00

Seller ID: 0871400812

ISBN: 0871400812

Condition: USED

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Ballet Book: Learning and Appreciating the Secrets of Dance

By: Ellison, Nancy

Price: $7.50


Seller ID: 9780789308658

ISBN: 0789308657

Condition: USED

The definitive book for learning and appreciating ballet, "The Ballet Book" goes behind the scenes to the classes, rehearsals, and performances that have shaped this prestigious ballet company. Readers will learn from the best as American Ballet Theatre dancers show how to stretch, stand, dance, and perform like professional ballerinas. Featuring photographs of dancers at their most dramatic--and most intimate--this fully illustrated book shares ballet's best-kept secrets and, by demonstrating how to watch and appreciate as well as to dance ballet, is indispensable for every dancer and lover o... View more info

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Martha Graham: a Dancer's Life

By: Graham/Freedman, Russell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 4/5/2014

Seller ID: 9780395746554

ISBN: 0395746558

Condition: USED

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Technical Manuel and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

By: Grant, Gail

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/24/2017

Seller ID: 0224BALL


Condition: USED

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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

By: Grant, Gail

Price: $4.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 3/23/2011

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 0486218430

ISBN: 0486218430

Condition: USED

From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools are also invaluable aids. "More information available in one book than we have ever had before." -- "Dance Magazine." View more info

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Breaking Bounds

By: Greenfield, Lois

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 9/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780811802321

ISBN: 0811802329

Condition: USED

In this collection of 87 duotone images that virtually leap off the page, Lois Greenfield's revolutionary photographs capture the explosive energy and beauty of dancers' bodies in motion. Made between 1982 and 1991, they are the result of a collaboration between Greenfield and a group of extraordinary dancers asked to "leave their choreography at the door." They take risks, pushing to the absolute limits the boundaries of both dance and photography with an energy so forceful it seems barely contained by the black lines of the camera frame. Edited, sequenced, and with an introductory essay by W... View more info

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Apollo's Angels

By: Homans, Jennifer

Price: $9.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 7/7/2014

Seller ID: 9780812968743

ISBN: 0812968743

Condition: USED

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, emigre ... View more info

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Martha Graham: The Evolution of Her Dance Theory and Training

By: Horosko, Marian

Price: $8.00


Seller ID: 9780813024738

ISBN: 0813024730

Condition: USED

Martha Graham's "family" of dancers, teachers, choreographers, and actors speak to the legacy of this dance pioneer whose philosophies on movement still influence the world of classical modern dance today. This book offers the only syllabus in print of Graham's work. With 50 photos. View more info

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Crack Between the Worlds

By: Kast, Maggie

Price: $4.00

Publisher: WIPF & STOCK PUBL: 11/30/2010

Seller ID: 9781606087770

ISBN: 1606087770

Condition: USED

Synopsis: A car crashes, and Maggie Kast, at the peak of a modern dance career, loses a three-year-old daughter. Raised without religion and now mired in grief, she senses a persistent connection to the little girl, a love somehow more powerful than the brute fact of death. This awareness leads her, over three years, to the Catholic Church. After the accident, her marriage is greatly stressed by the entrance of religion into married life, and she and her husband each accuse the other of being too religious or too secular at various times. Despite conflict, dialogue keeps the marriage intimate ... View more info