Surveying the state of American ballet in a 1913 issue of McClure's Magazine, author Willa Cather reported that few girls expressed any interest in taking ballet class and that those who did were hard-pressed to find anything other than dingy studios and imperious teachers. One hundred years later, ballet is everywhere.
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Tony and Olivier Award-winning Bob Avian's dazzling life story, Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey, is a memoir in three acts. Act I reveals the origins of one of Broadway's legendary choreographers who appeared onstage with stars like Barbra Streisand and Mary Martin all before he was thirty.
Miles Davis is one of the most revered artists of the last 100 years, regardless of the art form. Credited with ushering in a new age of jazz more than once, Davis's unique perception of the world is best known through his memorable music and is arguably more popular now than ever.
In 2017, Mark Ryden, the “Godfather of Pop Surrealism,” tackled a new medium: ballet.In partnership with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), he created “Whipped Cream,” a new masterpiece that has since become a part of the theatre’s classic repertoire.
Featuring interviews with and commentaries from principal dancers—including Misty Copleland, David Hallberg,$40.00ISBN: 9781732098633Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Primary Information - April 14th, 2020
"It goes without saying that a dance is a dance and a book about dance is a book. Though they may meet at the intersection of Art and Good Intentions, I find myself greedy. I have a longstanding infatuation with language, a not-easily assailed conviction that it, above all else, offers a key to clarity.$35.00ISBN: 9780300246841Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Whitney Museum of American Art - March 31st, 2020An aesthetic and social history of art and dance in mid-20th-century New York interpreted by contemporary artist Nick Mauss
Over the past decade, Nick Mauss (b. 1980) has pursued a hybrid mode of working that melds the roles of curator, artist, and scholar.$19.95ISBN: 9781846382079Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Afterall Books - February 11th, 2020
An illustrated examination of Mark Leckey's celebrated video montage.
In 1999, the British artist Mark Leckey released his video-montage Fiorucci made me Hardcore, a dreamscape vignette that communes with the rapturous promises of youth.$29.95ISBN: 9780813068121Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University Press of Florida - April 28th, 2020
The Legat Legacy brings back into print two classic works that offer rare insights into the golden age of Russian ballet. The first, Ballet Russe: Memoirs of Nicolas Legat, takes readers into the last three decades of the Imperial Ballet before the 1917 Russian Revolution.$22.95ISBN: 9780819578907Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Wesleyan University Press - April 7th, 2020
A performance-ethnographic examination of dance and civil war in Sri Lanka$29.95ISBN: 9780813068145Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University Press of Florida - April 28th, 2020
For more than five decades, Twyla Tharp has been a phenomenon in American dance, a choreographer who not only broke the rules but refused to repeat her own successes. Tharp has made movies, television specials, and nearly one hundred riveting dance works. Her dance show Movin' Out ran on Broadway for three years and won Tharp a Tony award for Best Choreography.$19.99ISBN: 9781621537243Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Allworth - August 18th, 2020
“From Fay’s methodology, I learned to use my intuition and lived experiences in myriad new ways.” —Winston Duke, actor, Black Panther, Avengers, Us, and Nine Days
Engaging Mind and Body to Develop the Complete Physical Nature of Characters
Actors are shape-shifters, requiring the tools to wade into unfamiliar w