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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 new and published books in the subject of Dance History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Moving Oceans

    Celebrating Dance in the South Pacific

    Edited by Ralph Buck, Nicholas Rowe

    Series: Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific

    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...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge India

  3. 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...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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’...

    Published March 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    Published January 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

    By Sondra Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    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,...

    Published May 12th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Anna Halprin

    By Libby Worth, Helen Poynor

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    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...

    Published October 1st 2004 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    Published December 18th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Europe Dancing

    Perspectives on Theatre, Dance, and Cultural Identity

    Edited 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...

    Published June 1st 2000 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Preserving Dance Across Time and Space
    Edited by Lynn Matluck Brooks, Joellen A. Meglin
    To Be Published November 19th 2014

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