Browse by Subject: Dance and Music

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The Life and Music of Graham Jackson

This book is the first biography of Graham Jackson, a virtuosic musician whose life story displays the complexities of being a Black professional in the segregated South.

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Shaping Dance Canons: Criticism, Aesthetics, and Equity

The first book to examine dance criticism in the United States across 100 years, this study argues that critics in the popular press have influenced how dance has been defined and valued, as well as which artists and dance forms have been taken most seriously.

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Capoeira Connections: A Memoir in Motion

This ethnographic memoir weaves together the history of capoeira, recent transformations in the practice, and personal insights from author Katya Wesolowski’s thirty years of experience as a capoeirista.

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Research Methods in the Dance Sciences

A valuable new resource for the growing field of the dance sciences, this book provides foundational knowledge for anyone who wants to understand, apply, and conduct research with dancers.

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Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East

Bob Beatty dives deep into the motivations and musical background of Duane Allman to tell the story of what made At Fillmore East not just a smash hit, but one of the most important live rock albums in history.

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A Guide to a Somatic Movement Practice: The Anatomy of Center

In this introduction to the work of somatic dance education pioneer Nancy Topf, readers are ushered on a journey to explore the movement of the body through a close awareness of anatomical form and function.

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Vaganova Today: The Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition

In this absorbing volume, Catherine Pawlick traces Vaganova's story from her early years as a ballet student in tsarist Russia to her career as a dancer with the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet to her work as a pedagogue and choreographer. Pawlick then goes beyond biography to address Vaganova's legacy today, offering the first-ever English translations of primary source materials and intriguing interviews with pedagogues and dancers from the Academy and the Mariinsky Ballet, including some who studied with Vaganova herself.

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Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century

Decolonizing contemporary jazz dance practice, this book examines the state of jazz dance theory, pedagogy, and choreography in the twenty-first century, recovering and affirming the lifeblood of jazz in Africanist aesthetics and Black American culture.

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A Punkhouse in the Deep South: The Oral History of 309

Told in personal interviews, this is the collective story of a punk community in an unlikely town and region, a hub of radical counterculture that drew artists and musicians from throughout the conservative South and earned national renown.

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Balanchine's Apprentice: From Hollywood to New York and Back

Dancer and choreographer John Clifford offers a highly personal look inside the day-to-day operations of the New York City Ballet and its creative mastermind, George Balanchine.