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Every Little Movement:
A Book About François Delsarte
by Ted Shawn
Ground-breaking dancer and choreographer Ted Shawn writes about Delsarte’s life and philosophy, his science of applied aesthetics, the application of this science to the art of dance, and influence of Delsarte on American dance.
François Delsarte (1811-1871) discovered principles that demonstrate that the body gives form to feeling and, therefore, to meaning. “Gesture,” he said, “is the direct agent of the heart.” Important to dancers is the way emotional states are reflected in gesture, movements, shape of the body, and facial contours, which are described and illustrated in this book. Shawn writes: “From my first introduction to Delsarte’s principles and laws in 1914, I have consciously used and applied them in all my work as dancer, choreographer, and teacher.”
1. François Delsarte, The Man and His Philosophy
2. A Statement of the Laws of Delsarte’s Philosophy
3. Application of These Laws to the Art of the Dance
4. The Influence of Delsarte on American Dance
Appendix: Bibliography with Commentary
Ted Shawn (1891-1972) has been called the “Father of American Dance.” With Ruth St. Denis he founded the Denishawn Company and school in 1915, and in 1931 founded Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, which continues today. His Men’s Group, which he established in 1933, sought to overcome the prevailing prejudice against male dancers.
ISBN 9780871273932 $9.99
|Looking at Contemporary Dance
A Guide for the Internet Age
By Marc Raymond Strauss
With Myron Howard Nadel
A decade-by-decade approach to the 20th and 21st centuries, covering more than 110 choreographers, companies, institutions, and dancers from both modern dance and ballet, and over 220 search addresses. Ideal for use in smart classrooms where, with the pressing of a few keys, teachers can present clips of dances from the Internet to illustrate the text and supplement their lectures. A videography for each chapter provides information for viewing complete works and documentaries.
ISBN 9780871273819 $24.99
Yoga in Your School
Exercises for Classroom, Gym and Playground
"A rich resource for educators to introduce Yoga into the learning environment..."
Theresa Purcell Cone, PhD, dance and physical education specialist
Dozens of simple Hath Yoga-based exercises tailored for students fill this resource. Each featured posture can be practiced in as few as three minutes. They develop concentration, improve motor skills and boost strength, flexibility and balance while enhancing relationships.
ISBN 9780871270603 $11.99
Explorations in the City of Light
Paris Discovered is a collection of 50 probing chapters intended for armchair travelers and visitors to the City of Light. Digging deep into Paris' memories, the author has discovered patterns of the past that have left tangible imprints on the city today. McAuliffe explores Paris through space and time, from the top of Notre Dame to the medieval aqueducts that still lie beneath its streets; from the Impressionists' Path to the barricades of Les Miserables; from Abélard and Héloïse to Napoleon; from the antiques of Village Saint-Paul to the new hot spot for shopping, Viaduc des Arts. She unearths the Paris that charmed Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in the eighteenth century - and George Gershwin and Ernest Hemingway in the twentieth century.
ISBN 9780871273710 $14.95
The gripping story of the men and women of Emergency Medical Services who make the streets of the city their career
Francis J. Rella, NREMT-P
This is the only first-hand account of the September 11, 2001 attacks and aftermath written by a paramedic. Starting just before the attack on the World Trade Center, the book follows Rella’s paramedic crew from their station at St. Vincent’s Hospital in lower Manhattan and depicts the day-to-day lives of medics in America’s largest city. The book contains real-life dialogue and speaks with a realism that comes only from personal experience
ISBN 9780871273680 $11.95
Techniques and Teaching
and Rachael Dunaven Yocom
first book to be published documenting Martha Graham's movement
technique and vocabulary, as recorded by Graham's original followers.
The text, intended for dance educators and students, discusses
the principles of modern dance technique and training, illustrated
throughout with black and white photographs. The book is divided
into three sections: Dance Warm-ups: Floor and Standing; Dance
Exercises: Floor and Standing; Dance Techniques: Floor, Standing
illustrations 202 pages, first published 1949
Practiced in the School of the Dance Theatre of Harlem
text serves as a theoretical and practical outline of Shook's
teaching philosophies, championing the rich heritage of American
dance from Fanny Elssler's triumphs to the square dances of the
pioneers and on to the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
The book is divided into three parts: The Antecedents; The
Theory; The Practice.
pages, first published 1977
Body is a Clear Place
Other Statements on Dance
collection of ten intelligent, lyrical essays that serve as a
testament to Erick Hawkins' long career in dance. Essay titles
are: The Rite in Theatre; Theatre Structure for a New Dance
Poetry; Modern Dance as a Voyage of Discovery; Questions and Answers;
The Body is a Clear Place; My Love Affair with Music; Inmost Heaven,
or The Normative Ideal; Dance as a Metaphor of Existence; The
Principle of a Thing; Art in Its Second Function.
illustrations 178 pages, first published 1992
written primarily for teachers' use in the classroom, is a creative
movement program developed to foster confidence, creativity and
problem-solving skills in children aged three to eight. It discusses
the developmental stages of early childhood and the specific skills
necessary for creativity to flourish.
Lesson plans and activities are outlined for each stage of development.
The activities are designed to increase spatial self-awareness,
improve language ability and encourage interpersonal skills.
illustrations 138 pages, first published 1991
Dance in Theory
Dance in Theory reprints the first third of John MartinŐs seminal
1939 book, Introduction to the Dance. In clear and simple terms,
Martin helps us to understand the theoretical underpinnings of
modern dance and to view dance with the intelligence and open
perspective it deserves.
The content of The Dance in Theory is divided into three sections:
The Nature of Movement; Form and Composition; The Basis of Style.
With a new introduction by Jack Anderson about the life and work
of the author and dance critic, John Martin.
pages, first published 1939
Minuet, Galliard, Allemand, and Ten Other Early Dance Forms
Dance Forms supplies its readers with complete historical descriptions
of sixteenth and seventeenth century dances. For the student of
music and dance, Horst offers a brief, readable introduction to
this important era of dancing and its customs and styles, and
shows how the early dances influenced the growth of modern dance
in this century.
illustrations 153 pages, first published 1937
Borzoi Book of Modern Dance
text captures the beginnings of modern dance history fresh from
its inception. Lloyd deals with a range of aspects of the art
form to show that modern dance is a question of attitude and a
way of expression. Lloyd, a former dance critic for The Christian
Science Monitor, was an observer of the early development
of modern dance.
illustrations 445 pages, first published 1949
Dance Technique of Doris Humphrey and
Its Creative Potential
respect to the work of American modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey,
this publication was the first documentation in book format of
her movement theories, presented and analyzed by a first-generation
The book is divided into four parts: The Background of the
Technique; The Technique as Practice; The Creative Potential of
the Technique; and Epilogue, analyzing the choreographic
concepts underlying Air for the G String, La Valse, Two
Ecstatic Themes and Passacaglia.
illustrations 283 pages, first published 1965
is a Moment
Portrait of José Limón in Words and Pictures
Pollack and Charles Humphrey Woodford
is a Moment captures Lim—nŐs personality and achievements
through a combination of narrative, direct quotations and stunning
The portrait is divided according to the spheres of his life:
Part I (Life) and Part II (Work), focusing on one
of his most famous dance compositions, There is a Time.
illustrations 111 pages, first published 1993
Sides of the Mirror:
The Science and Art of Ballet
Sides of the Mirror starts with the premise that skeletal
equilibrium promotes harmonious musculature, which in turn makes
harmonious movement possible. This second edition, published in
1992, incorporates kinesiology, biomechanics and physiology into
the theories of ballet.
Chapters include: Introduction: A Personal Statement; Physical
Requirements; Posture and Placement; Progression of Training;
Sequence of a Ballet Class; Barre Work; Positions; Port de Bras
and Arabesques; Weight Transference and Jumps; Principles of Turning;
Pointe Work; Style; Classical and Modern Dance.
pages, first published 1992
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