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1 ALBRIGHT, ANN COOPER. Traces Of Light: Absence And Presence In The Work Of Loi Fuller.
Wesleyan University Press: 2007. 0819568430 / 9780819568434 First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The first major English-language study of a legendary dancer. One of the most famous dancers of the early 1900s, Loe Fuller created an extraordinary sensation in Paris with her manipulations of hundreds of yards of silk, swirling high above her and lit dramatically from below. Her work inspired artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin, and Stphane Mallarm, and she embodied many of the decorative themes of Art Nouveau. Because her work highlights important issues in dance such as the role of technology in defining a dancing signature, the emergence of a modern movement sensibility, and the role of popular entertainment in early modern dance, Fuller is a critical figure through whom to study the changing representations of women dancers in the early twentieth century. Author Ann Cooper Albright places Fuller in the context of fin-de-sicle culture and offers a compelling analysis of Fuller's innovations in lighting and movement that includes full-color reproductions of original posters, archival photos, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Traces of Light adds significantly to the literature on twentieth-century dance, illuminating a pioneer who helped to shape modern performance and stagecraft. The contents of the book is as follows: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Author's Note Tracing the Light Serpentine Signatures: Inscription and Representation in Loe Fuller's Early Dances Becoming Light: Engaging the Dynamics of Color and Space Born in America, Made in Paris: Loe Fuller and the Exposition Universelle of 1900 Femininity with a Vengeance: Strategies of Veiling and Unveiling in Loe Fuller's Performances of Salom Staging the Self: Expressive Bodies and Autobiographical Acts Resurrecting the Future: Body, Image, and Technology Notes Bibliography Index. Ann Cooper Albright teaches dance at Oberlin College, where she is also chair of the gender and women's studies program. She is the head of the editorial board of the Society of Dance History Scholars, which produces the series Studies in Dance History. "Rich in meticulous scholarship, Albright's biography provides a feast of insights into Loe Fuller's life and times, and an exciting new model for dance scholarship."Susan Leigh Foster, University of California, Los Angeles 
Price: 26.55 USD
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2 ALBRIGHT, ANN COOPER. Traces Of Light: Absence And Presence In The Work Of Loi Fuller.
Wesleyan University Press: 2007. 0819568427 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The first major English-language study of a legendary dancer. One of the most famous dancers of the early 1900s, Loe Fuller created an extraordinary sensation in Paris with her manipulations of hundreds of yards of silk, swirling high above her and lit dramatically from below. Her work inspired artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin, and Stphane Mallarm, and she embodied many of the decorative themes of Art Nouveau. Because her work highlights important issues in dance such as the role of technology in defining a dancing signature, the emergence of a modern movement sensibility, and the role of popular entertainment in early modern dance, Fuller is a critical figure through whom to study the changing representations of women dancers in the early twentieth century. Author Ann Cooper Albright places Fuller in the context of fin-de-sicle culture and offers a compelling analysis of Fuller's innovations in lighting and movement that includes full-color reproductions of original posters, archival photos, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Traces of Light adds significantly to the literature on twentieth-century dance, illuminating a pioneer who helped to shape modern performance and stagecraft. The contents of the book is as follows: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Author's Note Tracing the Light Serpentine Signatures: Inscription and Representation in Loe Fuller's Early Dances Becoming Light: Engaging the Dynamics of Color and Space Born in America, Made in Paris: Loe Fuller and the Exposition Universelle of 1900 Femininity with a Vengeance: Strategies of Veiling and Unveiling in Loe Fuller's Performances of Salom Staging the Self: Expressive Bodies and Autobiographical Acts Resurrecting the Future: Body, Image, and Technology Notes Bibliography Index. Ann Cooper Albright teaches dance at Oberlin College, where she is also chair of the gender and women's studies program. She is the head of the editorial board of the Society of Dance History Scholars, which produces the series Studies in Dance History. "Rich in meticulous scholarship, Albright's biography provides a feast of insights into Loe Fuller's life and times, and an exciting new model for dance scholarship."Susan Leigh Foster, University of California, Los Angeles 
Price: 70.30 USD
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3 ALLOSSO, MICHAEL. Your Career In Theater, Radio, Television, Or Filmmaking.
Arco Publishing Company Inc., New York: 1978. 0668044454 / 9780668044455 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 14.25 USD
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4 AMBERG, GEORGE. Ballet: The Emergence Of An American Art.
The New American Library, New York: 1953. Third Printing. Original title: Ballet in America. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Documents and analyzes ballet's growth and development in America. Its basic premise is that ballet has become American. Includes an Index. ". . . the best book on ballet dancihng I have ever read. It is comprehensive, factually correct, just, and expert. It is the only work of its kind not warped by personal enthusiasms and prejudice. It is also pleasant and easy to read." - Agnes de Mille 
Price: 9.45 USD
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5 AMBROSE, KAY. The Ballet-lover's Pocket Book: Technique Without Tears For The Ballet-lover.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1946. 0394408020 / 9780394408026 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. There is pencil scribbling in the front of the book. 
This handy little volume meets a need acutely felt by thousands of Americans who have recently learned to love ballet. The reader will find here simple andcompact explanations of the various steps, positions, and attitude; the nature of performance and the role of the ballerina, the danseur, and the orps de ballet; the problems and methods of choreography; the costumes and their uses and traditions; the problems of lighting; and, finally, the way to a full appreciation of the spectacle as a whole. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.36 USD
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6 AMBROSE, KAY. The Ballet-lover's Pocket Book: Technique Without Tears For The Ballet-lover.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1978. 0394408020 / 9780394408026 Twentieth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Slight tear on the back side of dustjacket. 
This handy little volume meets a need acutely felt by thousands of Americans who have recently learned to love ballet. The reader will find here simple andcompact explanations of the various steps, positions, and attitude; the nature of performance and the role of the ballerina, the danseur, and the orps de ballet; the problems and methods of choreography; the costumes and their uses and traditions; the problems of lighting; and, finally, the way to a full appreciation of the spectacle as a whole. Includes an Index. 
Price: 22.02 USD
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7 ARMITAGE, MERLE (EDITOR & FOREWORD); DYER, CARLOS (INK DRAWINGS). Martha Graham: The Early Years.
Da Capo Press, New York: January 1985. 0306800845 / 9780306800849 Second paperback printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A collection of essays by Matha Graham's collaborators and commentators. Conveys the excitement she aroused in those who first recognized her gnius, and creates the same excitement in new generations of dance lovers. 
Price: 39.42 USD
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8 AUDY, ROBERT; RICH, FRANK (INTRODUCTION); SELKIRK, NEIL (PHOTOGRAPHY). The Robert Audy Method, Tap Dancing: How To Teach Yourself To Tap.
Vintage Books, New York: 1976. 0394716442 / 9780394716442 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Bob Audy has taught tap dancing to tens of thousands of Americans, as well as to scores of Hollywood's and Broadway's biggest stars. And now, in this book, he teaches you how to tap at home. Bob has devised easy-to-follow lessons that you can adapt to your own skills, abilities and free time. "Bob Audy has that special gift that makes hima great teacher and that makes you learn to do things you never thought you could." - Joel Grey. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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9 BARRINGER, JANICE; SCHLESINGER, SARAH. The Pointe Book: Shoes, Training & Technique.
A Dance Horizons Book, Princeton: 1990. 0871271508 / 9780871271501 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 8.08 USD
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10 BEARD, JOCELYN A. (EDITOR); BOUCHARD, BRUCE (INTRODUCTION). The Best Men's Stage Monologues Of 1992.
Smith and Kraus, Newbury: 1993. 1880399113 / 9781880399118 First Edition. The Monologue Audition Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
50 great audition pieces for men from the 1992 theatrical season including selections from: "Sight Unseen" by Donald Margulies, as well as selections from Terrence McNally, Israel Horvitz, Jane Martin, and A. R. Gurney. And you will discover delightful treasures by writers whose names are, as yet, unfamiliar, 
Price: 10.17 USD
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11 BEARD, JOCELYN A. (EDITOR); BRESTOFF, RICHARD (INTRODUCTION). The Best Men's Stage Monologues Of 1995.
Smith and Kraus, Lyme: 1996. 1880399709 / 9781880399705 First Edition. The Monologue Audition Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Pieces range from a salesman whose product is Death, to a "piece of the universe's primordial ooze." You will be moved and astonished by playwrights as well known as Terrence McNally, Israel Horvitz, Jane Martin, and A. R. Gurney. And you will discover delightful treasures by writers whose names are, as yet, unfamiliar, 
Price: 9.69 USD
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12 BRADY, JOAN. The Unmaking Of A Dancer: An Unconventional Life.
Washington Square Press, New York: March 1983. 0671468170 / 9780671468170 First Washington Square Press Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
At nineteen, she was poised at the pinnacle of every dancer's dream - admission to an unternationally acclaimed ballet company. Then she lost her confidence, performed badly and missed her chance at stardom. "Joab Bradley...has described the world of ballet studio and dressing room vividly... (she) captures the smells and chatter and roller-coaster emotions of the dancer's life in all their intensity." - The New York Times Book Review 
Price: 9.45 USD
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13 BROWN, ANN KIPLING (LABANOTATION) / PARKER, MONICA (BENESH MOVEMENT). Dance Notation For Beginners: Labanotation / Benesh Movement Notation.
Dance Books, London: 1984. 0903102714 / 9780903102711 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
Two systems of dance notation are in general use today: Labanotation and Benesh Movement Notation. This book provides basic practical instruction in both systems. It describes the structure of each system, and takes the reader from the use of the notation symbols through to writing and reading complete movement sequences, introducing ways in which notation may be used in the analysis and creation of dances. Includes an Index. 
Price: 91.44 USD
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14 BROWN, JEAN MORRISON (EDITOR). The Vision Of Modern Dance.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1979. 0916622126 / 9780916622121 s Softcover. Reading copy. Substantial high-lighting. 
The Vision Of Modern Dance reveals, in the words of 21 of its most famous creators, how the revolution of modern dance was born and how, through succeeding generations of artists, it has renewed itself. Index included. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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15 CALAIS-GERMAIN, BLANDINE. Anatomy Of Movement.
Eastland Press, Seattle: 1993. 0939616173 / 9780939616176 Fourth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author takes the reader on a lively tour of the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints of the arms, legs and trunk. Includes an Index. "Calais-Germain truly understands the musculoskeletal system, its functional anatomy and potential dysfunctions. This book is a 'must-have' for bodyworkers." - John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., author of Craniosacral Therapy 
Price: 26.13 USD
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16 CHAZIN-BENNAHUM, JUDITH. Rene Blum And The Ballets Russes: In Search Of A Lost Life.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2011. 0195399331 / 9780195399332 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The biography of a fascinating cultural hero, Rene Blum and the Ballets Russes uncovers the events in the life of the enigmatic and brilliant writer and producer who perished in the Holocaust. Brother of Leon Blum, the first socialist prime minister of France, Rene Blum was a passionate and prominent litterateur. He was the editor of the chic literary journal Gil Blas where he met such celebrated figures as Claude Debussy, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Andre Gide, and Paul Valery. As author Judith Chazin-Bennahum's research illustrates, Blum actually arranged for the publication of Proust's Swann's Way. But Blum's accomplishments and legacy do not end there: after enlisting in World War I, he won the Croix de Guerre and became a national hero. And Blum resurrected the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo after Diaghilev's death. Tragically, he was arrested in 1941 during a roundup of Jewish intellectuals and ultimately sent to Auschwitz. Based on a treasure trove of previously undiscovered letters and documents, this thoroughly researched narrative not only tells the poignant story of Blum's life but also illustrates Blum's central role in the development of dance in the United States. Indeed, Blum's efforts to save his ballet company eventually helped to bring many of the world's greatest dancers and choreographers--among them Fokine, Balanchine, and Nijinska--to American ballet stages, shaping the path of dance in the United States for years to come. Features * The first biography of this fascinating cultural hero, relating his heroic actions in WWI and in concentration camps * Based on a treasure trove of previously undiscovered letters in Paris and New York * Explores Blum's relationship to some of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century * Sheds light upon his extraordinary relationship to Proust and the publication of Swann's Way * Traces his enduring legacy and influence in the United States Judith Chazin-Bennahum, former ballet dancer, is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico. "Like a detective, Judith Chazin-Bennahum sets out to recover Rene Blum's fascinating and ultimately tragic life from the margins of history. Weaving him into the tapestry of the Belle Epoque and les annees folles, she reveals a life devoted from childhood to the arts, a writer-turned-ballet impresario who brought taste, passion, and a rare gift for friendship to everything he did. The brother of Leon Blum, the first Socialist and first Jewish prime minister of France, Rene died in Auschwitz, a victim like so many others of Nazi racial hatred." - Lynn Garafola, Professor of Dance, Barnard College "Chazin-Bennahum has unearthed the truth about Rene Blum's extraordinary vision and artistic contributions. By illuminating the life of an important dance figure via an array of previously unknown primary sources, she also provides a first-rate model for dance biographies yet to come." - Elizabeth Aldrich, Dance Historian "Balletomanes, Francophiles, and students of European cultural history will enjoy this scholarly and meticulously researched work." - Library Journal "Well researched and fascinating account of the wars of the Ballet Russes and World War II that destroyed so many great artists." - ART TIMES "We owe her a debt for bringing Blum back into historical view." - New York Times Book Review "A splendid new biography...For dance aficionados the book is a treasure house of information about life inside a ballet company from both artistic and financial points of view...This book is a wonder." - Washington Independent Review of Books "Judith Chazin-Bennahum, the author, who researched heretofore uninvestigated archives, has done a heroic job in bringing to a larger public the life and work of Rene Blum, who was perhaps the quintessential embodiment of twentieth century European culture up until World War I and a major force in dance after 1925." - Art Times "The book is a major achievement in dance history. But Chazin-Bennahum's finest work is her last chapter, a harrowing account of Blum's final days. His heroism and selflessness in an appalling situation will bring tears to your eyes." - Dance Magazine "This book is a long-needed account of the theater critic, art critic, ballet impresario, cinephile, army interpreter, showman, business director, talent scout and shill - and victim of the Nazis." - San Francisco Chronicle, Best Books of 2011 "This biography is a must-read for all balletomanes, especially those who are interested in the history of the Ballets Russes and its impact on the development of modern dance...Chazin-Bennahum has brought Rene Blum and his work back into view, recovering the narrative of an exceptional life tragically cut short by the Nazis' barbarism." - Gay &Lesbian Review 
Price: 28.45 USD
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17 CLANCY, JOHN; PRESS, ETHEL (ILLUSTRATOR). Standard American Foxtrot.
A Ballroom Workshop Publication: 1960. First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Fair condition. Inscribed by the author. 
According to the author, this book is not an attempt by the author to teach dancing per se. It is hoped that it will be useful to the dancing layman as a source of remembering steps and combinations of steps, and their accompanying rhythms and that teachers of dancing may use it as an outline for teaching. 
Price: 93.34 USD
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18 CROCE, ARLENE. Sight Lines.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1987. 0394561643 / 9780394561646 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
From our most important dance critic, her first collection since 1982 - five year's worth of her New Yorker essays (and several other pieces, including an appreciation of Baryshnikov and a tribute to Edward Villella). Together, they provide us with an informal history of dance in America during these years and give us a brilliantly incisive account of the state of the art today. Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.82 USD
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19 CROSS, MILTON; KOHRS, KARL (EDITOR). The New Milton Cross' Complete Stories Of The Great Operas.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1955. Revised and Enlarged Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 8.79 USD
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20 CRUMP, JR., STUART F. Amazing Yo-yo Tricks.
Publications International, Lincolnwood: 2000. 0785340599 / 9780785340591 First Printing. Funtastic Kits edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. 
With Amazing Yo-Yo Tricks, you'll discover the ups and downs of the most popular basic, intermediate, and challenging yo-yo tricks. This handy guidebook will provide hours of wrist-snapping fun! 
Price: 18.48 USD
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