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1 ALDRICH, ELIZABETH. From The Ballroom To Hell: Grace And Folly In Nineteenth-century Dance.
Northwestern University Press, Evanston: 1991. 0810109123 / 9780810109124 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
During the 1800s, dance and etiquette manuals provided ordinary men and women with the keys to becoming gentlemen and ladies--and thus advancing in society. Why dance? To the insecure and status-oriented upper middle class, the ballroom embodied the perfect setting in which to demonstrate one's fitness for membership in genteel society. From the Ballroom to Hell collects over 100 little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from the nineteenth century. Included are instructions for performing various dances, as well as musical scores, costume patterns, and the proper way to hold one's posture, fork, gloves, and fan. While of particular interest to dancers, dance historians, and choreographers, anyone fascinated by the ways and mores of the period will find From the Ballroom to Hell an endearing and informative glimpse of America's past. Includes an Index. 
Price: 88.35 USD
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2 ALDRICH, ELIZABETH. From The Ballroom To Hell: Grace And Folly In Nineteenth-century Dance.
Northwestern University Press, Evanston: 1991. Trade Paper. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
During the 1800s, dance and etiquette manuals provided ordinary men and women with the keys to becoming gentlemen and ladies--and thus advancing in society. Why dance? To the insecure and status-oriented upper middle class, the ballroom embodied the perfect setting in which to demonstrate one's fitness for membership in genteel society. From the Ballroom to Hell collects over 100 little-known excerpts from dance, etiquette, beauty, and fashion manuals from the nineteenth century. Included are instructions for performing various dances, as well as musical scores, costume patterns, and the proper way to hold one's posture, fork, gloves, and fan. While of particular interest to dancers, dance historians, and choreographers, anyone fascinated by the ways and mores of the period will find From the Ballroom to Hell an endearing and informative glimpse of America's past. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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3 AMBROSE, KAY. The Ballet Lover's Companion: Aesthetics Without Tears For The Ballet-lover.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1949. First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is worn and torn. 

Price: 6.41 USD
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4 BARLOW, JEREMY. A Dance Through Time: Images Of Western Social Dancing Ferom The Middle Ages To Modern Times.
Bodleian Library, Oxford: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A knees-up at the county fair. A duo of dancing ogres. A celebratory circle dance at London's Piccadilly Circus. All of these lively scenarios feature in this enchanting survey of dance illustration throughout the centuries. But what can these vibrant—and often irreverent—images reveal to us about the history of dance and our changing attitudes toward it over time? Drawing on a range of materials from the Bodleian Library, including manuscripts, visual art, dance cards, and invitations to balls, A Dance Through Time explores the imaginative ways in which artists and illustrators have responded to the challenge of creating a sense of movement. Social dancing reveals a dynamic tension between decorum and disregard, and for centuries artists have conveyed this in a highly stylized manner that makes use of curved forms to mimic gracious gestures and angular lines to represent those deemed showy or uncouth. Here, each illustration is carefully analyzed for what it shows us about the behavioral expectations of the time. Lavishly illustrated, this book takes readers on a captivating journey through the changing fashions in European dance—from the waltz to the cha cha to the unbridled energy of rock and roll—providing ample insight into its history and colorful imagery. "A visual feast for lovers of dance." Richard Ralph, editor of Dance Research "Jeremy Barlow takes well-chosen examples of dance illustrations—in which the Bodleian library is particularly rich—to trace enduring human, social, and cultural themes, providing fascinating insights into the history of dance in the process." --Anne Daye, TrinityLaban Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance "Images of dance are potent sources of information, but only if interpreted judiciously. In this book, not only does Jeremy Barlow elucidate the selected pictures from his deep knowledge of both art and dance, but he also offers the reader rich insights into dance across time."—Anne Daye, TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance "A Dance Through Time by Jeremy Barlow is a volume of commentary on a lavish collection of dance illustrations from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Barlow's ability to point up and interpret details in many images in the book is both impressive and enlightening. This is a well-produced, thoroughly researched volume which will be of interest to those concerned with the deeper meaning and mores of Western social dance through eight centuries." -- Early Dance Circle "In this interesting, informative, beautifully illustrated, and well-documented book, Jeremy Barlow provides aesthetic, social, and cultural perspectives on how the visual arts can inform us about dance from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras to modern times. The author integrates his research of art and dance history with well-written prose, and abundant excellent visuals of dance bring the literary content to life." -- Choice 34 color illustrations. 
Price: 37.05 USD
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5 BARYSHNIKOV, MIKHAIL; SWOPE, MARTHA (PHOTOGRAPHS BY). Baryshnikov At Work: Mikhail Baryshnikov Discusses His Roles.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1983. 0394735870 / 9780394735870 Sixth Paperback Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 12.83 USD
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6 BELLEW, HELENE. Ballet In Moscow Today.
New York Graphic Society, Greenwich. First Edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
It was the coming of Serge Diaghilev to Western Europe shortly before World War I and his surrounding himself with brilliant collaborators in the fields of chroreography, music and stage decor that the words Russian Ballet were established as an international term. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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7 FRANKS, A. H. (EDITOR). Beginner's Book Of Dance And Ballet.
Sterling Publishing Company, New York: 1960. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. The dustjacket is torn. 
The editor has brought together 8 experts besides himself for this well-rounded and well-written story of all the interesting phases of ballet. 
Price: 9.22 USD
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8 HASKELL, ARNOLD L. (EDITOR). The Ballet Annual 1959: A Record And Year Book Of The Ballet, Thirteenth Issue.
The Macmillan Company, New York: 1958. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket torn. Front cover soiled. 

Price: 15.44 USD
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9 HASKELL, ARNOLD L. (EDITOR). The Ballet Annual 1960: A Record And Year Book Of The Ballet, Fourteenth Issue.
The Macmillan Company, New York: 1959. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket worn. 

Price: 32.54 USD
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10 JACOB, ELLEN Dancing: A Guide For The Dancer You Can Be.
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York: 1981. 0201049570 / 9780201049572 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 17.81 USD
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11 KIPNIS, CLAUDE The Mime Book.
Harper Colophon Books, New York: 1974. 0060902833 / 9780060902834 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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12 KRAUS, RICHARD. Folk Dancing: A Guide For Schools, Colleges And Recreation Groups.
The Macmillan Company, New York: 1962. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is torn in the front. 

Price: 17.81 USD
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13 MAULDIN, BARBARA; LECHUGA, RUTH D. (FIELD PHOTOGRAPHY). Masks Of Mexico: Tigers, Devils, And The Dance Of Life.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A state-by-state guide for folk art enthusiasts about the types of masked dances still carried out in Mexico's Indian and mestizo communities. From finely carved pieces from the 19th century to simple face coverings made in the past ten years. Brought to life with documentary photos showing masqueraders acting out their roles. Barbara Mauldin, Ph.D., has been curator of Latin American Folk Art at the Museum of International Folk Art since 1991. She is the author of Folk Art of the Andes (Museum of New Mexico Press) and editor of ŃCARNAVAL!. 8.5 x 10.5 in.,128 pages, 96 color photographs, 51 documentary photographs. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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14 MCMAINS, JULIET. Glamour Addiction: Inside The American Ballroom Dance Industry.
Wesleyan University Press: 2006. 0819567444 Uncorrected Proof. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Putting ballroom dance in the larger contexts of culture and industry, this book makes an important contribution to dance studies, while giving enthusiasts a unique glimpse behind the scenes. Includes photos, notes and references. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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15 SCHORER, SUKI; LEE, RUSSELL; ROSEGG, CAROL ( PHOTOGRAPHS BY). Suki Schorer On Balanchine Technique.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1999. 0679450602 / 9780679450603 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Profusely illustrated throughout with instructional photographs featuring members of the New York City Ballet, this book will serve as an indispensable testament to Balanchine's ideas on technique and performance. Includes an Index. 
Price: 58.66 USD
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16 STEINBERG, COBBETT (EDITOR). The Dance Anthology.
New American Library, New York: 1980. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. Page discoloration. 

Price: 10.69 USD
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17 VAGANOVA, AGRIPPINA. Basic Principles Of Classic Ballet: Russian Ballet Technique.
Dover, New York: 1969. 0486220362 / 9780486220369 First Dover Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
There was no truly Russian dancing school until the 1930s, and the development of this school was largely due to Mme. Vaganova (1879 - 1951), whose principles are presented in this well known book. Her book discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movements by fundamental types. Chapters cover battements, rotary movements of the legs, the arms, poses of the classical dance, connecting and auxiliary movements, jumps, beats, point work, and turns, as well as material for a sample lesson. Includes an Index. Translated into English from the Russian by Anatole Chujoy. Over 100 illustrations. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.73 USD
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18 VAGANOVA, AGRIPPINA. Basic Principles Of Classic Ballet: Russian Ballet Technique.
Dover, New York: 1969. 0486220362 / 9780486220369 First Dover Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
There was no truly Russian dancing school until the 1930s, and the development of this school was largely due to Mme. Vaganova (1879 - 1951), whose principles are presented in this well known book. Her book discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movements by fundamental types. Chapters cover battements, rotary movements of the legs, the arms, poses of the classical dance, connecting and auxiliary movements, jumps, beats, point work, and turns, as well as material for a sample lesson. Includes an Index. Translated into English from the Russian by Anatole Chujoy. Over 100 illustrations. 
Price: 11.97 USD
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19 WILLIAMSON, AUDREY Ballet Of 3 Decades.
The Macmillan Company, New York: 1958. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket is worn and torn. 

Price: 11.40 USD
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