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- Russian ballet
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Materials in our libraries are shelved according to the LC Classification system.
Common call numbers for this subject are:
- GV 460-555 (Gymnastics)
- GV 1580-1799.4 (Dancing)
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A sample of some of the dance books in the collection...
Appreciating Dance by Written for the dance novice, this reference is a concise history of all forms of dance. Detailing the development of dance from its earliest beginnings, this guide covers the intersection of dance and religion, social dance, ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, film and theatrical dance, and contemporary dance. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and includes a chapter on dance in the new millennium, along with lists of the social dances of Europe and America, basic ballet terminology, Hollywood movie-musicals, dance organizations, suggested readings, and filmographies. Brief biographies of notable dancers and choreographers who have contributed to each form of dance are also included.
Call Number: GV1601 .L54 2009 EGN & HYS
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
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More Balanchine Variations by Praise for Balanchine Variations "If you like Balanchine, you must read Nancy Goldner's Balanchine Variations. She has the best ear for music and dance musicality of any dance critic writing today."--Alastair Macaulay, New York Times "The book is modest and, at the same time, utterly self-assured. Anyone who cares about Balanchine should buy it immediately."--Joan Acocella,New Yorker "A remarkable new book. Immediately takes its place among the half-dozen or so essential books on George Balanchine."--Robert Gottlieb in the New York Review of Books In this deliciously evocative new volume, Nancy Goldner returns to offer in-depth discussions of twenty more of George Balanchine's ballets. As in the critically acclaimed Balanchine Variations, Goldner's focus is not on history or biography but on the dances themselves: the technique, the coordination with music, the storytelling, and the evolution of Balanchine's style. This encore performance features provocative and insightful descriptions and analyses of a group of works spanning forty years (1941-1981) and includes profiles of Ballet Imperial, Bugaku, Coppelia, Divertimento No. 15, La Valse, Symphony in C, and Union Jack, among many others. Inspiring, exquisite, and thought-provoking, More Balanchine Variations is both a delightful meditation on and an essential critical examination of some of the twentieth century's most extraordinary works of art. "Pure joy. Even more exciting and wonderfully imaginative than the author's previous volume, this collection of personal essays about some of George Balanchine's most beloved ballets takes a reader through deep levels of Balanchine's sensibility. Nancy Goldner illuminates the organization of the works, their construction on the level of dance technique and its coordination with music, and--most marvelous--the spooky and passionate stories embedded within their 'plotless' maneuvers."--Mindy Aloff, editor of Leaps in the Dark Nancy Goldner, author of Balanchine Variations, was a dance critic for the Christian Science Monitor, the Nation, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Dance News for twenty five years. BALANCHINE is a registered trademark of The George Balanchine Trust.
Call Number: GV1785.B32 G65 2008 EGN & HYS
Publication Date: 2011-10-30
Being watched : Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s by
Call Number: GV1785.R25 L36 2008 (RGC)
Judson Dance Theater in Hindsight -- Sections and chunks: serial time -- Mediating Trio A -- Other solutions -- Performance demonstration -- Conclusion: Taking sides.
Chance and Circumstance by Carolyn Brown, one of the most renowned dancers of the last half-century, lived at the center of New York's bold and vibrant artistic community, which included not only dancers and choreographers but composers and painters as well. Brown's memoir recounts her own remarkable twenty-year tenure with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and provides a first-hand account of a pivotal period in twentieth-century art. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Brown developed close relationships with musical director John Cage and set-designer Robert Rauschenberg and with Cunningham himself. Brown's memoir reveals the personal dynamics between the reserved and moody Cunningham and the playful and ebullient Cage, as well as the controversial yet undeniably brilliant creativity that resulted when the two collaborated. Brown relates the company's rise from its cash-strapped early years when the group traveled by VW bus to perform in small venues to the 1964 world tour that left the group exhausted but finally brought them large-scale acclaim. A unique chronicle of the avant-garde's struggle for acceptance, Brown's memoir provides a riveting first-hand account of a little-documented era in modern dance that nonetheless had a tremendous impact on the course of art in the twentieth century.
Call Number: GV1785.B755 A3
Publication Date: 2009-01-29
José Limón and La Malinche : the dancer and the dance by Introduction: José Limón and La Malinche / Patricia Seed -- Chapter 1. La Malinche: The Inspiration for the Dance / Shelley C. Berg -- Chapter 2. José Limón's La Malinche / Patty Harrington Delaney -- Chapter 3. The Music: Interview with David LaMarche, Musical Director, Limón Company and American Ballet Theater / Patty Harrington Delaney and David LaMarche -- Chapter 4. Visual Communication: Props and Costumes / Carol Maturo -- Chapter 5. Marina, Malinche, Malintzin: Nahua Women and the Spanish Conquest / Susan Kellogg -- Chapter 6. Malinche in Cross-Border Historical Memory / Sonia Hernández -- Chapter 7. José Limón and La Malinche in Mexico: A Chicano Artist Returns Home / Margarita Tortajada Quiroz -- Chapter 8. The Director: Thoughts on Staging José Limón sLa Malinche / Sarah Stackhouse.
Call Number: GV1790.M35 J67 2008 EGN HYS HLC RRC
New dance : writings on modern dance by
Call Number: GV1783 .H85 2008 (RGC)
Principles -- My approach to modern dance -- Breath rhythm -- Invitation to the dancer -- Interview -- A personal note on composition -- New dance -- The relationship of music and dance -- Doris Humphrey speaks to students -- Notes on dances.