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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鈥攁t only 15鈥攖hat 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!
Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America
by Blaze Starr Leslie Zemeck...

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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<b>鈥淎 well-researched, intimate portrait of burlesque and the women who teased and seduced their ways into the hearts of the American public鈥?(<b>Nancy Powell, <i>Shelf Awareness</i>).</b></b><br /> 聽<br /> Burlesque was one of America鈥檚 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 /> 聽<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鈥攖hrough their own salty reminiscences鈥攔eveal the true story of the golden age of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭his rich history, rife with vibrant quotes and first-hand insights from burlesque鈥檚 biggest dancers, is indispensable for fans of the ribald pastime.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎n affectionate and historically valuable document of an intriguing, little-served corner of American entertainment.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淯tterly entertaining聽.聽.聽. Insightful聽.聽.聽. Fascinating.鈥?鈥擡rnest Hardy,<b></b><i>The Village Voice</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淐harming聽.聽.聽. 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.鈥?鈥擬anohla Dargis, <i>The New York Times</i><br /> 聽
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 (鈥榗lassical鈥? 鈥榝olk鈥? and 鈥榩opular鈥? 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. 鈥淭he Artist's Way鈥?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鈥檚 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鈥?make your bedroom your dance studio and DANCE WITH THIS BOOK.
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鈥檚 use as a classroom text.
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鈥檚 elite.<br />Everything was going according to plan鈥攗ntil 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鈥檛 my career I had to worry about. <br />It was my heart.<br /><br />THEO<br />Everything about Alexandra 鈥淟ex鈥?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鈥檛 tear my eyes from. <br />I wanted her...on my team, in my bed. <br />There was only one problem... <br />I couldn鈥檛 have both.
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.聽</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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥?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 鈥渟tep dance鈥?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,聽<i>Dance Nation</i>聽is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.</p><p>Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award,聽<i>Dance Nation </i>is聽Clare Barron鈥檚 explosive new play.</p>
Conditioning for Dance: Training for Whole-Body Coordination and ...
by Eric N. Franklin

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English

Pages

794

Publication Date

October 13, 2017

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<p>Eric Franklin鈥檚 first edition of <i>Conditioning for Dance</i> was a bestseller鈥攁nd it is back and better than ever, offering state-of-the-art conditioning exercises for dancers.</p><p>An internationally renowned master teacher, Franklin has developed a science-based method of conditioning that is taught and practiced in companies and schools around the world. In this new edition of <i>Conditioning for Dance</i>, he integrates the latest scientific research on strength, flexibility, and conditioning into his dance exercises.</p><p><b>New to This Edition</b></p><p>Since the first edition, the topic of dancers鈥?health, wellness, and conditioning has taken on even greater importance in the dance community. Franklin has responded to this increased emphasis by adding these new exercises and resources:</p><p>鈥?Over 100 new conditioning exercises鈥攆or all parts of the body鈥攖o support dancers in a wide range of genres, forms, and styles</p><p>鈥?Over 100 new illustrations and photos to explain and show the exercises</p><p>鈥?Two new chapters with exercises for a complete conditioning plan</p><p>鈥?A new web resource that offers 17 video clips featuring Franklin showing correct execution of the conditioning exercises from the book, two 20-minute portable whole-body workouts that use elastic bands to increase strength and aerobic conditioning for dance, and a personal conditioning program you can use to set goals chapter by chapter and monitor your conditioning development to support your performance.</p><p>In addition, the book is now printed in full color to enhance image quality in showing technique. <i>Conditioning for Dance</i> now has separate chapters for shoulders and feet, with additional information on calves and ankles. Franklin also offers practical tips to help you develop your personal conditioning plan, which you can set up through the web resource.</p><p><b>Applying Principles Through the Franklin Method</b></p><p><i>Conditioning for Dance</i> is available in print and electronic formats. It uses the principles of resistance training, physics, anatomy, biomechanics, and neuroplasticity (using imagery for positive mental and physical changes) as applied to dance conditioning. <i>Conditioning for Danc</i>e blends imagery, focus, and conditioning exercises for dancers to enhance their technique and performance while practicing injury-prevention strategies.</p><p>Franklin uses experiential anatomy to show and explain how the conditioning principles work to condition your body. As you undertake the exercises, you gain awareness of the body鈥檚 function and design and take in the knowledge of the principles through movement. This method, known as the Franklin Method, leads to greater understanding of your body, enhanced performance, and fewer injuries. Franklin developed the training systems within the book as well as a line of equipment, including the Franklin Band and Franklin Balls.</p><p>Franklin has designed the exercises to transfer directly into dance steps; as such, they are appropriate for incorporating into the preparation time for dance classes. You can use the two 20-minute elastic-band workouts from the web resource to prepare you for class or rehearsal and build your strength and aerobic capacities.</p><p><b>Immediate Benefits</b></p><p><i>Conditioning for Dance</i> offers you the culmination of decades of wisdom and experience in dance conditioning from a master teacher. By using its practical exercises, mind鈥揵ody relationships, and conditioning routines, and in transferring the book knowledge to body experience, you will notice immediate benefits to your conditioning, strength, and flexibility. You will become kinesthetically aware, create great dance technique from within your own body, and begin to craft injury-free and artistically successful routines.</p>

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