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JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

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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!
Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina: A Kids' Read-Aloud Picture Boo...
by Donald Jacobsen

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English

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Publication Date

November 17, 2019

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<strong>One little girl. One big dream. Can Celestina overcome peer pressure and bullying to accomplish her astral ambition?</strong><br /><br /><i>Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina</i> is an inspiring and beautifully-illustrated story that teaches kids about the importance of holding onto their hopes and dreams in the face of bullying and peer pressure. This thought-provoking story also highlights the impact that our words and actions can have on others - good or bad - and challenges gender stereotypes in the workforce.<br /><br /><i>"Well," said Miss Stella, "it's time that you soar.<br />Trade in your ballet shoes for the rocket's roar.<br />Dream your dreams and never give in.<br />It is never too late for you to begin."</i><br /><br /><strong>Benefits:</strong><br /><ul><li>Inspires girls (and boys!) to picture themselves in STEM careers</li><li>Promotes gender diversity and positivity</li><li>Builds confidence in young readers ages 2-7 with simple vocabularies</li></ul><strong>Bonuses:</strong><ul><li>Free audiobook</li><li>Printable coloring and activity pages</li></ul><strong>Grab this book today to teach your kids gender positivity and to empower them to pursue their dreams!</strong>
Dances of the Self in Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and He...
by Lucia Ruprecht

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 02, 2017

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Lucia Ruprecht's study is the first monograph in English to analyse the relationship between nineteenth-century German literature and theatrical dance. Combining cultural history with close readings of major texts by Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Heinrich Heine, the author brings to light little-known German resources on dance to address the theoretical implications of examining the interdiscursive and intermedial relations between the three authors' literary works, aesthetic reflections on dance, and dance of the period. In doing so, she not only shows how dancing and writing relate to one another but reveals the characteristics that make each mode of expression distinct unto itself. Readings engage with literary modes of understanding physical movement that are neglected under the regime of eighteenth-century aesthetic theory, and of classical ballet, setting the human, frail and expressive body against the smoothly idealised neoclassicist ideal. Particularly important is the way juxtaposing texts and performance practice allows for the emergence of meta-discourses about trauma and repetition and their impact on aesthetics and formulations of the self and the human body. Related to this is the author's concept of performative exercises or dances of the self which constitute a decisive force within the formation of subjectivity that is enacted in the literary texts. Joining performance studies with psychoanalytical theory, this book opens up new pathways for understanding Western theatrical dance's theoretical, historical and literary continuum.
Center of Gravity
by K.K. Allen

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English

Pages

403

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<i>"If I could rewrite the rules, I'd do it for you."</i><br /><br />Lex came to Los Angeles with big dreams. <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 she was shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break her career. <br />Come to find out, it wasn't her career she had to worry about. <br />It was her heart. <br /><br />Theo didn't work with with amateurs.<br />Then again, he'd never seen anyone move across a dance floor like Alexandra "Lex" Quinn. <br />She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage presence he couldn't tear my eyes from. <br />He wanted her...on his team, in his bed. <br />There was only one problem... <br />He couldn't have both.
Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation
by Sandra Cerny Minton

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English

Pages

203

Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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<i>Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation</i> has long been recognized as a standard text in the field of dance education, and its fourth edition is replete with new and updated material and tools that will help students develop their skills in each step of the choreographic experience, from finding an idea to staging the performance.<br /><br /><i>Choreography</i> is equally suited for use in high school and university classes. This latest edition has these additions: <ul><li>A <b>new student web resource</b> that includes 23 video clips that help students apply the choreographic elements to their own work</li><li><b>Updated or new chapter content</b> that supports and extends dance education standards as they apply to the creative process, improvisation, and choreographic development</li><li><b>Expanded movement explorations</b> to help students discover movement using more than one sense</li><li><b>Developing Your Skills sections</b> revised to align with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards processes of creating, performing, responding, and connecting</li></ul><i>Choreography</i> provides students with a complete choreographic experience, inviting them to share the joys of artistic expression through dance. As such, it is the go-to resource for teachers who are looking to provide meaningful experiences in a well-rounded learning environment and for students who are intent on improving their choreographic abilities.
World Dance Cultures: From Ritual to Spectacle
by Patricia Leigh Beaman

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English

Pages

311

Publication Date

September 14, 2017

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<p>From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, <i>World Dance Cultures</i> introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. </p><br /><p>This highly illustrated textbook draws on wide-ranging historical documentation and first-hand accounts, taking in India, Bali, Java, Cambodia, China, Japan, Hawai’i, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Africa, Turkey, Spain, Native America, South America, and the Caribbean. </p><br /><p>Each chapter covers a certain region’s distinctive dances, pinpoints key issues and trends from the form’s development to its modern iteration, and offers a wealth of study features including:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Case Studies – zooming in on key details of a dance form’s cultural, historical, and religious contexts</li><br /><p><br /></p><li>‘Explorations’ – first-hand descriptions of dances, from scholars, anthropologists and practitioners </li><br /><p></p><br /><p><br /></p><li>‘Think About’ – provocations to encourage critical analysis of dance forms and the ways in which they’re understood</li><br /><p></p><br /><p><br /></p><li>Discussion Questions – starting points for group work, classroom seminars or individual study</li><br /><p></p></ul><br /><ul><br /><li>Further Study Tips – listing essential books, essays and video material. </li></ul><br /><p>Offering a comprehensive overview of each dance form covered with over 100 full color photos, <i>World Dance Cultures</i> is an essential introductory resource for students and instructors alike.</p>
Beginning Modern Dance (Interactive Dance Series)
by Miriam Giguere

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

July 05, 2013

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<p><i>Beginning Modern Dance</i> text and web resource introduce undergraduate and high school students to modern dance as a performing art through participation, appreciation, and academic study in the dance technique course.</p><p>In the book, 50 photos with concise descriptions support students in learning beginning modern dance technique and in creating short choreographic or improvisational studies. For those new to modern dance, the book provides a friendly orientation on the structure of a modern dance technique class and includes information regarding class expectations, etiquette, and appropriate attire. Students also learn how to prepare mentally and physically for class, maintain proper nutrition and hydration, and avoid injury.</p><p><i>Beginning Modern Dance</i> supports students in understanding modern dance as a performing art and as a medium for artistic expression. The text presents the styles of modern dance artists Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey and José Limón, Katherine Dunham, Lester Horton, and Merce Cunningham along with an introduction to eclectic modern dance style. Chapters help students begin to identify elements of modern dance as they learn, view, and respond to dance choreography and performance.</p><p>The accompanying web resource offers 38 interactive video clips and photos of dance technique to support learning and practice. In addition, e-journal and self-reflection assignments, performance critiques, and quizzes in the web resource help students develop their knowledge of modern dance as both performers and viewers. (The web resource is included with all new print books and some ebooks. For ebook formats that don’t provide access, the web resource is available separately.)</p><p>Through modern dance, students learn new movement vocabularies and explore their unique and personal artistry in response to their world. <i>Beginning Modern Dance</i> text and web resource support your students in their experience of this unique and dynamic genre of dance.</p><p><i>Beginning Modern Dance</i> is a part of <b>Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series</b>. The series includes resources for modern dance, ballet, and tap dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.</p>
Theatre and Dance
by Kate Elswit

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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>
History of Dance
by Gayle Kassing

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<i>History of Dance, Second Edition, </i>examines dance from prehistoric times to the present. It focuses on the dancers and choreographers, the dances, and significant dance works from each time period. For instructors, it offers ancillaries including an instructor guide, test bank, PowerPoint presentation package, and student web resource to reinforce the learning from the text. The student web resource is also available separately for students and instructors. It offers experiential learning activities to help students dig deeper into the history of dance and develop critical thinking and investigative skills. Special features and charts bring facts, events, and timelines to life. Through <i>History of Dance</i>, students will acquire a foundation for understanding and a springboard for studying dance in the 21st century.
Out Loud: A Memoir
by , Wesley Stace

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer’s rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms—and staying true to himself</b><br />  <br /> Before Mark Morris became “the most successful and influential choreographer alive” (<i>The New York Times</i>), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited. <br /><br /> Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham’s finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp’s virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs's genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because “if you missed anything, you missed <i>everything</i>.” This collective, led by Morris’s fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group.<br /><br /> Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by <i>The New Yorker</i>’s critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo’s David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative.<br /><br /> <i>Out Loud</i> is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris’s memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance.

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