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By Penny Farfan
Focusing on well-known plays and performances of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, Performing Queer Modernism demonstrates that queer performance was integral to modernism, that queer modernist performance played a key role in the historical emergence of modern sexual identities, and that it anticipated the insights of contemporary queer modernist...
Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness provides an introduction for the beginning aerialist. It covers rigging, equipment, advice on optimal conditioning, and a step-by-step guide to technique, including anatomical references, space and time considerations, and elements of force when working with and against gravity. Specific movements...
By Marina Grut
Marina Grut shares details of her life in this frank yet humurous autobiography. Born in a small country town in the South African Karoo, Marina went on to become a professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, director, lecturer and the writer of three major works on dance history.
History of Dance, Second Edition, examines dance from prehistoric times to today. It focuses on the dancers and choreographers, dances, and significant dance works from each time period and offers an instructor guide, test bank, PowerPoint presentation package, and student web resource to reinforce learning.
This new biography of American dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham draws upon a vast, never-utilized archival record to show how she was more than a dancer and anthropologist, but also an intellectual and activist.
'An epic of noble proportions' SpectatorA thrilling journey in search of the legendary malambo dance of Argentina, and one Gaucho who faces the biggest contest of his lifeEvery year, at the height of summer, the remote Argentinian village of Laborde holds the prestigious national malambo contest. Little known outside the...
The book explores the revolutionary impact of modern dance on European culture in the early twentieth century. Edward Ross Dickinson uncovers modern dance's place in the emerging 'mass' culture of the modern metropolis and reveals the connections between dance, politics, culture, religion, the arts, psychology, entertainment, and selfhood.