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The Style of Movement: Fashion & Dance Cover Image
By Ken Browar, Deborah Ory, Valentino (Foreword by), Pamela Golbin (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780847864089
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Published: Rizzoli - September 24th, 2019

Style meets movement: a new photography book featuring more than eighty of today's most famous dancers, captured in movement and styled in garments designed by some of fashion's biggest names.

Marius Petipa: The Emperor's Ballet Master Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190659295
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 3rd, 2019

One of the most important ballet choreographers of all time, Marius Petipa (1818 - 1910) created works that are now mainstays of the ballet repertoire. Every day, in cities around the world, performances of Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty draw large audiences to theatres and inspire new generations of dancers, as does The Nutcracker during the winter holidays.

Making Dances That Matter: Resources for Community Creativity Cover Image
By Halprin
ISBN: 9780819575654
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - February 8th, 2019

Dance innovator shares wisdom and scores

Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822331988
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Published: Duke University Press - February 2nd, 2004

Opening with David Mancuso's seminal "Love Saves the Day" Valentine's party, Tim Lawrence tells the definitive story of American dance music culture in the 1970s-from its subterranean roots in NoHo and Hell's Kitchen to its gaudy blossoming in midtown Manhattan to its wildfire transmission through America's suburbs and urban hotspots such as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, and

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607960317
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Published: - November 6th, 2008

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.

Classes in Classical Ballet (Limelight) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780879103446
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Published: Limelight - March 1st, 2007

A companion guide to one of the bestselling Limelight Edition titles, this book by Asaf Messerer, a founder of what has become known as the Bolshoi School, is one of the most celebrated manuals of classic dance instruction in the world.

The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet: Theory and Technique Cover Image
ISBN: 9780486431772
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Published: Dover Publications - August 27th, 2003

Cecchetti (1850-1928) performed and taught in Russia and with Diaghilev's troupe. Assisted by of one of Cecchetti's star pupils, Stanislas Idzikowski, Cyril Beaumont codified Cecchetti's program for this book, which includes a numbered series of instructions for each exercise in addition to numerous illustrations. 109 black-and-white illustrations.

Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306903274
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Published: Da Capo Press - November 14th, 2017

Like generations of little girls, Lauren Kessler fell in love with ballet the first time she saw The Nutcracker, and from that day, at age five, she dreamed of becoming a ballerina. But when she was twelve, her very famous ballet instructor crushed those dreams -- along with her youthful self-assurance -- and she stepped away from the barre.

Fast forward four decades.

Drawing the Surface of Dance: A Biography in Charts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780819579065
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - October 31st, 2019

Colorful mappings of choreographic ideas

Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780819579447
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - January 7th, 2020

BodyStories is a book that engages the general reader as well as the serious student of anatomy. Thirty-one days of learning sessions heighten awareness about each bone and body system and provide self-guided studies. The book draws on Ms. Olsen's thirty years as a dancer and teacher of anatomy to show how our attitudes and approaches to our body affect us day to day.

Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592135646
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Published: Temple University Press - September 1st, 2008

In the early days of swing dancing, Frankie Manning stood out for his moves and his innovative routines. This is his autobiography, recalling how his first years of dancing as a teenager at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom led to his becoming chief choreographer and a lead dancer for 'Whitey's Lindy Hoppers'.

Jazz Dance: The Story Of American Vernacular Dance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306805530
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 22nd, 1994

"The phrase jazz dance has a special meaning for professionals who dance to jazz music (they use it to describe non-tap body movement); and another meaning for studios coast to coast teaching 'Modern Jazz Dance' (a blend of Euro-American styles that owes little to jazz and less to jazz rhythms).

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