Browse by Subject: Dance and Music

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Writing in the Dark, Dancing in The New Yorker

A collection of the best of America's best writer on dance, containing her most significant and provocative pieces.

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May O'Donnell: Modern Dance Pioneer

The story of the development of America’s modern dance movement as told through the personal memories of O’Donnell (1906-2004), one of its evolutionary performers, teachers, and choreographers.

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Vaganova: A Dance Journey from Petersburg to Leningrad

Written by a direct eyewitness to many of the described incidents, someone who knew Vaganova intimately, this is the only authorized biography about the creator of the renowned Russian ballet curriculum. Published for the first time in English.

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Getting Closer: A Dancer's Perspective

Former American Ballet Theatre dancer Rosalie O'Connor gives us an intimate look at one of America's greatest dance companies, a glimpse of unforgettable moments both behind the curtain and onstage during her 15 years with the company.

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Winter Season: A Dancer's Journal, with a new preface

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Henning Kronstam: Portrait of a Danish Dancer

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Holding On to the Air: An Autobiography

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Martha Graham: The Evolution of Her Dance Theory and Training, revised edition

Marian Horosko brings together new and previously published interviews of Martha Graham's "family" of dancers, teachers, choreographers, and actors and interweaves them with provocative biographical material about the life and influence of the creator of classic modern dance.

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Dance and Music: A Guide to Dance Accompaniment for Musicians and Dance Teachers

Harriet Cavalli, internationally recognized as one of the most talented and experienced specialists in the art of music for dancers and dance teachers, presents here the definitive book on accompaniment, as well as her personal--often humorous--look

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Pas de Deux: A Textbook on Partnering, Second Edition

The authoritative text on partnering, first published in Russian in 1969 for the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. Easily adaptable to the Royal Academy & the Cecchetti methods. Begins with simple exercises for young dancers & progresses to lift