Dance History Products

  • The Costumes of Burlesque

    1866-2018, 1st Edition

    By Coleen Scott

    The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 is the first volume to inclusively document burlesque costume from its birth in the 1860’s through the global burlesque movement in 2018. This lushly illustrated book presents the history and development of this American art form by documenting the origins,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge

  • Undergraduate Research in Dance

    A Guide for Students, 1st Edition

    By Lynnette Young Overby, Jenny Olin Shanahan, Gregory Young

    Undergraduate Research in Dance: A Guide for Students supplies tools for scaffolding research skills alongside examples of undergraduate research in dance scholarship. Dance can be studied as an expressive embodied art form with physical, cognitive, and affective domains, and as an integral part of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Undergraduate Research Series

  • The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Jens Richard Giersdorf, Yutian Wong

    The Routledge Dance Studies Reader has been expanded and updated, giving readers access to thirty-seven essential texts that address the social, political, cultural, and economic impact of globalization on embodiment and choreography.  These interdisciplinary essays in dance scholarship consider a…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • History Dances

    Chronicling the History of Traditional Mandinka Dance, 1st Edition

    By Ofosuwa M. Abiola

    The field of history is founded on the interrogation of written documents from the past. However, culture is the center of life in Africa. As a result, in the past – and to a degree in the present – the process for documenting events in Africa was not written, it was performed. History Dances:…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce Baird, Rosemary Candelario

    The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh. Originating in Japan in the 1960s, butoh was a major innovation in twentieth century dance and performance, and it continues to shape-shift around the world. Taking…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Anna Halprin

    2nd Edition

    By Libby Worth, Helen Poynor

    Anna Halprin traces the life's work of this radical dance-maker, 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. Now revised and reissued, this book: sketches the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Pina Bausch

    2nd Edition

    By Royd Climenhaga

    This newly-updated second edition explores Pina Bausch’s work and methods by combining interviews, first-hand accounts, and practical exercises from her developmental process for students of both dance and theatre. This comprehensive overview of her work offers new and exciting insight into the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

    1st Edition

    By Sondra Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura

    Now re-issued, this compact book unravels the contribution of one of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo combines: • an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to the larger story of butoh’s…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • World Dance Cultures

    From Ritual to Spectacle, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Leigh Beaman

    From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, World Dance Cultures introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. This highly illustrated textbook draws on wide-ranging historical…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Dance History

    Issues and Methodologies, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Larraine Nicholas, Geraldine Morris

    The need to ‘rethink’ and question the nature of dance history has not diminished since the first edition of Rethinking Dance History. This revised second edition addresses the needs of an ever-evolving field, with new contributions considering the role of digital media in dance practice; the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
    Routledge

  • Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities

    Dancing on Empire's Stage, 1st Edition

    By Sitara Thobani

    Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities explores what happens when a national-cultural production is reproduced outside the immediate social, political and cultural context of its origin. Whereas most previous studies have analysed Indian classical dance in the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Preserving Dance Across Time and Space

    1st Edition

    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 – 2014-09-12
    Routledge

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