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Ballet Class: An American History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190908683
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 2nd, 2020

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.

What You Become in Flight: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612198323
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Published: Melville House - April 14th, 2020

"Poignant and exquisite"--The Los Angeles Review of Books
"An inspiring and powerful book"--Booklist
"A genuinely absorbing read"--Kirkus
"Revelatory, honest, and wondrous."--Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name

Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496825889
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - February 6th, 2020

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.

MilesStyle: The Fashion of Miles Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781647865573
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Published: Smith Stradford Services - May 12th, 2020

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.

The Art of Mark Ryden’s Whipped Cream: For the American Ballet Theatre Cover Image
By Mark Ryden, Alexei Ratmansky, David McKenzie (Introduction by), Jr. Heisler, Wayne (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9782374950587
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Published: Cernunnos - March 10th, 2020

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,

Yvonne Rainer: Work 1961-73 Cover Image
By Yvonne Rainer (Artist)
ISBN: 9781732098633
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Published: 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.

Transmissions Cover Image
By Nick Mauss, Joshua Lubin-Levy (Contributions by), Scott Rothkopf (Contributions by), Elisabeth Sussman (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780300246841
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Published: Whitney Museum of American Art - March 31st, 2020

An 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.

Mark Leckey: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (Afterall Books / One Work) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781846382079
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Published: 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.

The Legat Legacy Cover Image
By Mindy Aloff (Editor), Tasha Bertram (Foreword by), Robert Greskovic (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780813068121
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Published: 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.

Moving Bodies, Navigating Conflict: Practicing Bharata Natyam in Colombo, Sri Lanka Cover Image
ISBN: 9780819578907
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - April 7th, 2020

A performance-ethnographic examination of dance and civil war in Sri Lanka

Howling Near Heaven: Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813068145
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Published: 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.

The Lucid Body: A Guide for the Physical Actor Cover Image
By Fay Simpson, Eleanor Rose Boynton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781621537243
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Published: 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

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