Dance History Products

  • Preserving Dance Across Time and Space

    Edited by Lynn Matluck Brooks, Joellen A. Meglin

    Dance is the art least susceptible to preservation since its embodied, kinaesthetic nature has proven difficult to capture in notation and even in still or moving images. However, frameworks have been established and guidance made available for keeping dances, performances, and choreographers’…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
    Routledge

  • European Dance since 1989

    Communitas and the Other

    Edited by Joanna Szymajda

    This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989. Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were a major presence in dance – particularly theatrical dance – throughout the twentieth…

    Paperback – 2014-05-14
    Routledge

  • Moving Oceans

    Celebrating Dance in the South Pacific

    Edited by Ralph Buck, Nicholas Rowe

    Celebrating the diversity of dance across the South Pacific, this volume studies the various experiences, motivations and aims for dance, emerging from the voices of dance professionals in the islands. In particular, it focuses on the interplay of cultures and pathways of migration as people move…

    Hardback – 2014-04-01
    Routledge India
    Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific

  • From Petipa to Balanchine

    Classical Revival and the Modernisation of Ballet

    By Tim Scholl

    In this rich interdisciplinary study Tim Scholl provides a provocative and timely re-evaluation of the development of ballet from the 1880s to the middle of the twentieth century. In the light of a thoughtful re-appraisal of dance classicism he locates the roots of modern ballet in the works of…

    Paperback – 2014-02-17
    Routledge

  • Never Far from Dancing

    Ballet artists in new roles

    Edited by Barbara Newman

    A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every…

    Paperback – 2013-11-17
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Alexandra Carter, Janet O'Shea

    The second edition of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader offers fresh critical perspectives on classic and modern dance forms, including ballroom, tango, Hip-hop, site-specific performance, and disability in dance. Alexandra Carter and Janet O’Shea deliver a substantially revised and updated…

    Paperback – 2010-01-21
    Routledge

  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

    By Sondra Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book unravels the contribution of two of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is the first book to combine: an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno,…

    Paperback – 2006-05-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Anna Halprin

    By Libby Worth, Helen Poynor

    This guidebook traces the life's work of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers…

    Paperback – 2004-09-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Rethinking Dance History

    A Reader

    By Alexandra Carter

    By taking a fresh approach to the study of history in general, Alexandra Carter's Rethinking Dance History offers new perspectives on important periods in dance history and seeks to address some of the gaps and silences left within that history. Encompassing ballet, South Asian, modern dance forms…

    Paperback – 2003-12-17
    Routledge

  • Europe Dancing

    Perspectives on Theatre, Dance, and Cultural Identity

    By Andree Grau, Stephanie Jordan

    Europe Dancing examines the dance cultures and movements which have developed in Europe since the Second World War. Nine countries are represented in this unique collaboration between European dance scholars. The contributors chart the art form, and discuss the outside influences which have shaped…

    Paperback – 2000-05-31
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

    Edited by Alexandra Carter, Janet O'Shea

    The Routledge Dance Studies Reader represents the range and diversity of writings from the 1980s and 1990s, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz, South Asian dance and Black dance. In an enlightening introduction, Alexandra Carter…

    Hardback – 1998-06-10
    Routledge

  • Alien Bodies

    Representations of Modernity, 'Race' and Nation in Early Modern Dance

    By Ramsay Burt

    Alien Bodies is a fascinating examination of dance in Germany, France, and the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. Ranging across ballet and modern dance, dance in the cinema and Revue, Ramsay Burt looks at the work of European, African American, and white American artists. Among the artists…

    Paperback – 1998-03-04
    Routledge

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