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Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance, Ross, Janice
1 Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance Ross, Janice
0520247574 / 9780520247574 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket, published 2007 by University of California Press. Only minor store shelfwear to jacket: tiny rip at bottom. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; unread. 445 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography; Chronology; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Foreword by Richard Schechner. 'Anna Halprin pioneered what became known as postmodern dance, creating work that was key to unlocking the door to experimentation in theater, music, Happenings, and performance art. This first comprehensive biography examines Halprin's fascinating life in the context of American culture -- in particular popular culture and the West Coast as a center of artistic experimentation from the Beats through the Hippies. Janice Ross chronicles Halprin's long, remarkable career, beginning with the dancer's grandparents -- who escaped Eastern European pogroms and came to the United States at the turn of the last century -- and ending with the present day, when Halprin continues to defy boundaries between artistic genres as well as between participants and observers. As she follows Halprin's development from youth into old age, Ross describes in engrossing detail the artist's roles as dancer, choreographer, performance theorist, community leader, cancer survivor, healer, wife, and mother. -- from jacket flap. Keywords: choreography, postmodernism. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Perpetual Motion: The Public and Private Lives of Rudolf Nureyev, Stuart, Otis
2 Perpetual Motion: The Public and Private Lives of Rudolf Nureyev Stuart, Otis
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Simon and Schuster. Has REMAINDER MARK at bottom edge. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Some edgewear to jacket. 317pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography, B/W photos, lists of Ballets and Roles. Language: English. NOTE: Large size; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 'Examines the 20th century's most famous male dancer's stormy early years as a dancer in Leningrad; the undisclosed circumstances of his defection to the West; his homosexuality; his love affairs and notorious sexual escapades; his tempestuous partnerships with the world's most famous ballerinas; his decade-long battle with AIDS; and, above all, his consuming dedication to his art.'--Book News, Inc. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Portrait Gallery, De Mille, Agnes
3 Portrait Gallery De Mille, Agnes
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1990 Houghton Mifflin. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Jacket has light shelfwear. 314pp, Index. Language: English. 'A heroine of American dance, choreographer de Mille in her 12th book proves expert at telling tales of other legendary folk, famous or obscure, from her household cook (she existed like a ghost, a very fat one, in the back room) to ethereal English ballerina Alicia Markova (a rebuke to everything gross in the world). The volume is divided into four parts, Artists, Impresarios, The de Milles and Intimates, each full of delicious, sometimes ruthless observations. Especially good at reckoning with the destructive forces that can undo us, de Mille is a realist whose sentences roll with the pugnacious rhythms of particular truths: Isadora Duncan was an emotional commando; ballet financier Marquis de Cuevas's bedroom had the air of a crypt made cozy with superstition. De Mille is also a wit willing to take on herself. She has an acute eye, an exceptional ear for language; she changed the course of American dance and musical theater and here performs the inestimable service of preserving their vital signs.'--Publishers Weekly, 1990. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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4 Striking a Balance: Dancers Talk about Dancing Newman, Barbara
Acceptable. 
Paperback. Softcover 1982 Houghton Mifflin. Text clean; no marks; pages bright. HEAVY WEAR: spine and back corners creased; edges soiled. Good research copy. 402pp, Index, B/W photos. Language: English. 24 great 20th-century dancers. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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5 The Dance Catalog Reynolds, Nancy
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 1979 Crown. NO DUSTJACKET. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Average wear; clean text. Beige cloth boards. 256pp, Index, many B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Large format; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Right Moves: A Dancer's Training, Hurford, Daphne
6 The Right Moves: A Dancer's Training Hurford, Daphne
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1987. Very clean and bright; inside front cover has abraded area and ghost of removed labels. Jacket has light crumpling at edges. Follows career of teen US boy. 238pp, B/W photos. Language: English. Keywords: ballet, Max Fuqua, study, teaching, School of American Ballet. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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