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JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven—at only 15—that she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Dance Matters: Performing India on Local and Global Stages
by Routledge India

Language

English

Pages

333

Publication Date

August 21, 2012

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<P>This volume presents a multidisciplinary perspective on dance scholarship and practice as they have evolved in India and its diaspora, outlining how dance histories have been written and re-written, how aesthetic and pedagogical conventions have changed and are changing, and how politico-economic shifts have shaped Indian dance and its negotiation with modernity.. Written by eminent and emergent scholars and practitioners of Indian dance, the articles make dance a foundational socio-cultural and aesthetic phenomena that reflects and impacts upon various cultural intercourses -- from art and architecture to popular culture, and social justice issues. They also highlight the interplay of various frameworks: global, national, and local/indigenous for studying these diverse performance contexts, using dance as a critical lens to analyse current debates on nationalism, transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and postcolonial politics. At the performace level, some articles question the accepted divisions of Indian dance (‘classical’, ‘folk’, and ‘popular’) and critique the dominant values associated with classical dance forms. Finally, the book brings together both experiential and objective dimensions of bodily knowledge through dance. </P>
DANCE WITH THIS BOOK: Start a Revolution with Your Body, Alone in...
by Jess Grippo

Language

English

Pages

68

Publication Date

October 09, 2019

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Have you been feeling creatively stagnant or distanced from dance? Meet your new rectangular dance partner. A whisper from the creative muses. “The Artist's Way” in dance form. A calling to get back to dance and get back to YOU. Because starting to dance - again or for the first time - is often easier said than done. (Cue the intimidation, body image issues, time constraints, etc.) But dancing regularly is a proven source of happiness and healing, and for many it’s a way to revive a lost part of our souls. <br /><br />This book is meant to be danced with, alone in your room to start, with a series of inspiring stories and directive prompts that you can do anytime. No more need for excuses or endlessly searching for the perfect class… make your bedroom your dance studio and DANCE WITH THIS BOOK.<br /><br />-->Side effects may include: making more space for yourself, reconnecting to your body, boosting your creative energy, releasing stress and stuck emotions, and feeling less alone. (No leotards or expensive leggings required.)
Researching Dance: Evolving Modes of Inquiry
by University of Pittsburgh Press

Language

English

Pages

382

Publication Date

March 15, 1998

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In <i>Researching Dance</i>, an introduction to research methods in dance addressed primarily to graduate students, the editors explore dance as evolutional, defining it in view of its intrinsic participatory values, its developmental aspects, and its purposes from art to ritual, and they examine the role of theory in research. The editors have also included essays by nine dancer-scholars who examine qualitative and quantitative inquiry and delineate the most common approaches for investigating dance, raising concerns about philosophy and aesthetics, historical scholarship, movement analysis, sexual and gender identification, cultural diversity, and the resources available to students. The writers have included study questions, research exercises, and suggested readings to facilitate the book’s use as a classroom text.
Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America
by Blaze Starr Leslie Zemeck...

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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<b>“A well-researched, intimate portrait of burlesque and the women who teased and seduced their ways into the hearts of the American public” (<b>Nancy Powell, <i>Shelf Awareness</i>).</b></b><br />  <br /> Burlesque was one of America’s most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque is often vilified, misunderstood, and left out of the history books.<br />  <br /><i>Behind the Burly Q</i> is a painstakingly researched love letter to the women and men who once made up the community of burlesque. Its dish on backstage rivalries and treasure trove of vintage photographs is enough to make historians and fans of classic erotica swoon. The personal and surprising stories of the women and men who lived it—through their own salty reminiscences—reveal the true story of the golden age of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance.<br />  <br /> “This rich history, rife with vibrant quotes and first-hand insights from burlesque’s biggest dancers, is indispensable for fans of the ribald pastime.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br />  <br /> “An affectionate and historically valuable document of an intriguing, little-served corner of American entertainment.” —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br />  <br /> “Utterly entertaining . . . Insightful . . . Fascinating.” —Ernest Hardy,<b></b><i>The Village Voice</i><br />  <br /> “Charming . . . The present-day interviews with these women are a delight and also poignant, partly because of the contrast between their older and younger selves, though mostly because of the lives they lived.” —Manohla Dargis, <i>The New York Times</i><br />  
Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)
by Li Cunxin

Language

English

Pages

530

Publication Date

July 27, 2010

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<b>THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />The extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation. </b><br /><br />From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.<br /><br /><b>THE BASIS FOR A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE</b>
Theatre and Dance
by Kate Elswit

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

December 16, 2017

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<p>This succinct and engaging text explores the interdependence between theatre and dance. Making a compelling case for the significance of resisting genre distinctions in the arts, Kate Elswit demonstrates why and how the ampersand between theatre and dance needs to be understood as the rule, rather than the exception. This illuminating guide focuses on the interconnected ecosystems of practice that constitute performance history, the expansion of theatre and dance forms on contemporary North American and European stages, and the disciplinary methods that scholars use today to understand such practices, both past and present. </p><p> </p><p>Accessible and affordable, this is an ideal resource for theatre students and lovers everywhere.</p>
Dancing Through History: In Search of the Stories That Define Can...
by Lori Henry

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

February 10, 2015

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Some people travel to discover a country’s architecture; others to sample its cuisine, or experience its nature. For author Lori Henry, travel is a way to discover a country's dances. <br /><br />In Dancing Through History, Henry crosses Canada’s vast physical and ethnic terrain to uncover how its various cultures have evolved through their dances. <br /><br />Her coast-to-coast journey takes her to Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, where she witnesses the seldom seen animist dances of the islands’ First Nation people. And in the Arctic, Henry partakes in Inuit drum dancing, kept alive by a new generation of Nunavut youth. And in Cape Breton, she uncovers the ancient “step dance” of the once culturally oppressed Gaels of Nova Scotia. <br /><br />During her travels, Henry discovers that dance helps to break down barriers and encourage cooperation between people with a history of injustice. Dance, she finds, can provide key insight into what people value most as a culture, which is often more similar than it seems. It is this kind of understanding that goes beyond our divisive histories and gives us compassion for one another.<br /><br />Lori Henry is a writer and dance anthropologist based in Vancouver, Canada. She has been dancing since she was two years old. www.LoriHenry.ca.
Dance Nation (Oberon Modern Plays)
by Clare Barron

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

September 13, 2018

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<p><i>'Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!'</i></p><p>Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming.</p><p>An army of competitive dancers is ready to take over the world, one routine at a time.</p><p>With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, <i>Dance Nation</i> is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.</p><p>Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, <i>Dance Nation </i>is Clare Barron’s explosive new play.</p>
Center of Gravity
by K.K. Allen

Language

English

Pages

403

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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"If I could rewrite the rules, I'd do it for you."<br /><br />LEX<br />I came to L.A. with dreams bigger than me. <br />To learn from the best choreographers in the business and secure a professional dance gig working for Hollywood’s elite.<br />Everything was going according to plan—until I was literally shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break my career. <br />Come to find out, it wasn’t my career I had to worry about. <br />It was my heart.<br /><br />THEO<br />Everything about Alexandra “Lex” Quinn screamed amateur, save for the way she moved across the dance floor. <br />She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage presence I couldn’t tear my eyes from. <br />I wanted her...on my team, in my bed. <br />There was only one problem... <br />I couldn’t have both.

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