Masters of Ballet
Dance Horizons presents some of ballet’s greatest choreographers

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George Balanchine

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New York City Ballet
in Montreal, Vol. 1


New York City Ballet
in Montreal, Vol. 2

Concerto Barocco
Nutcracker grand pas de deux
Pas de dix

New York City Ballet
in Montreal, Vol. 3

Swan Lake scenes from Act II
Coppelia pas de deux
The Unicorn, The Gorgon and the Manticore  (chor. by John Butler)

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New York City Ballet
in Montreal, Vol. 4

The Four Temperaments
Robbins; Afternoon of a Faun

Dancing for Mr. B
Performance excerpts and interviews with
Mary Ellen Moylan, MariaTallchief, Melissa Hayden,
Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and Darci Kistler

Marius Petipa

Jerome Robbins

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Don Quixote
Starring Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez
The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, London
Production and choreography after Petipa by Carlos Acosta

Jerome Robbins:
Something to Dance About

The great choreographer and master of the Broadway musical

Tribute to Jerome Robbins
Starring dancers of
the Paris Opera Ballet
In the Night
Triade (chor. by
Benjamin Millepied)


Maurice Bejart

Wayne McGregor

Kenneth MacMillan

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Bejart! Did You Say Bejart?
Excerpts from Bolero, Le Sacre du printemps, L’Oiseau de feu and many others

Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor
Created for and performed by The Royal Ballet
Three Ballets by Kenneth MacMillan
Elite Syncopations
The Judas Tree
Concerto (Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

New Books
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The Dance Theatre of Jean Cocteau
Frank W.D. Ries

The Romantic Ballet in England
Ivor Guest
Fanny Elssler
The Pagan Ballerina
Ivor Guest

Sasha Waltz and German Modern Dance DVDs/Books

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Sasha Waltz: A Portrait

Hailed as an original and dynamic choreographic force and one of the most exciting and wittiest masters of contemporary dance, Sasha Waltz is celebrating her 50th birthday and the 20th anniversary of her Berlin-based company, Sasha Waltz & Guests. Sasha Waltz: A Portrait draws a line from 2005 until today, the most important years of Sasha’s career.
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DVDs of Related Interest

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The Makers of
Modern Dance
in Germany

The Green Table
(Kurt Jooss)

German Lineage
in Modern Dance

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European Dance Theatre

Orpheus and Eurydice
(Pina Bausch)

Hanya: Portrait of a Pioneer

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Mary Wigman: When the Fire Dances between Two Poles

Books of Related Interest

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The Makers of
Modern Dance
in Germany

Rudolf Laban:
Man of Theatre

Rudolf Laban:
An Extraordinary Life

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The Mastery
of Movement


Schrifttanz: A View of German Dance in the Weimar Republic.


New on DVD

Green Table

The Green Table
Performed by
The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Choreography: Kurt Jooss

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The Dance Experience
Third Edition

Insights into History, Culture, and Creativity

Myron Howard Nadel and Marc Raymond Strauss

Teachers: Please request your examination copy
for courses enrolling 5 or more students


Just Published

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Dance Production
and Management

Heather Trommer-Beardslee

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information and sample pages.

Teachers: Please request your examination copy
for courses enrolling 5 or more students


For your Ballet Classes


Ballet Class
With Venti Petrov

Featuring Oksana Maslova

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Back in Print

hawkinsThe Erick Hawkins
Modern Dance Technique

Renata Celichowska
Tribute by Lucia Dlugoszewski

In addition to creating powerful dance works, Erick Hawkins developed a comprehensive and universal system of dance training. This book contains detailed explanation of the Hawkins technique that ranges from coverage of basic principals to a complete class syllabus.



thinking through danceThinking Through Dance
The Philosophy of
Dance Performance
and Practices

Jenny Bunker, Anna Pakes,
Bonnie Rowell, Editors

The philosophy of dance is a burgeoning field of enquiry. This volume represents something of the breadth of international research currently underway.

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Embodied PolitcsEmbodied Politics
Dance Protest and Identities

Stacey Prickett

Embodied Politics presents four case studies that center on social issues in the United States and Britain. America’s left-wing dance roots are traced through Edith Segal’s work in 1920s summer camps and her union activism in Detroit in the late 1930s

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Rudolf Laban Man of TheatreRudolf Laban: Man of Theatre
Valerie Preston-Dunlap

This book provides essential historical data on four of Rudolf Laban’s groundbreaking theater works: the visionary Swinging Temple (1922), his diverse Suite (1924), his critique of the Weimar Republic’s decadence Nacht, (1927), and his tragic-comic satire Green Clowns (1928).

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last guruThe Last Guru
Robert Cohan’s Life in Dance
from Martha Graham to
London Contemporary Dance Theatre
With Commentary by Robert Cohan

Paul Jackson

This well-researched, full-scale biography of New York native Robert Cohan is based on extensive interviews with Cohan, his family, friends and colleagues. Cohan provides his own commentary at the end of each chapter.



Now available in ebook format:

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Looking at Contemporary Dance
A Guide for the Internet Age

By Marc Raymond Strauss
With Myron Howard Nadel

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New DVDs
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Green Table Bye

The Green Table
Performed by
The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Choreography: Kurt Jooss

BYE (Ajo)
Performed by Sylvie Guillem
and directed by Mats Ek

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A Portrait

Margot Fonteyn:
A Portrait

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Paul Taylor Dance
Company In Paris

Songs of the Wanderers
Cloud Gate
Dance Theatre of Taiwan

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Kenneth Macmillan’s
Romeo and Juliet

by Bournonville

Historical Performances

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Igor Moiseyev Ballet
Live in Paris

With dancers of
the Zurich Ballet

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An Evening with
the Royal Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty
With The Bolshoi Ballet,
featuring David Hallberg
and Svetlana Zakharova

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Nadia Nerina
Robert Helpmann
Margot Fonteyn
Rudolf Nureyev

Choreographic version
by Yuri Grigorovich, after Coralli
With stars and ensemble
of the Bolshoi Ballet

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Black and White Ballets
Choreography by Jiří Kylián
Performed by the
Nederlands Dance Theater

Jiří Kylián
Forgotten Memories

With Additional
ballet performance Wings of Wax
Performed by
the Nederlands Dance Theater


Back In Print
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Prime Movers
The Makers of Modern
Dance in America

Modern Dance Forms
In Relation to the
Other Modern Arts


New Books
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how to teach beginning balletHow to Teach Beginning Ballet
The First Three Years

Judith Newman

You have been trained to dance, but have you been trained to teach? Where do you start? What do you do in each class, and how do you progress, and how fast? Judith Newman answers these questions and many more with clarity and simplicity so that the beginning ballet teacher can enter the studio with knowledge and confidence – and a plan.

This “how to” book is written from the author’s 30-plus years of teaching ballet (beginning with trial and error) so that teachers today will have a better experience when facing their first class of seven-year-olds. “I didn’t have a clue,” she says. But you will.

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frederick ashton't balletsFrederick Ashton's Ballets
Style, Performance, Choreography

by Geraldine Morris

This is a ground-breaking study of style in six ballets by Sir Frederick Ashton: A Wedding Bouquet, Iluminations, Birthday Offering, Jazz Calendar, Daphnis and Chloe, and A Month in the Country. Her examination of Ashton's role, together with that of the dancers, designers, writers and musicians, is both innovative and thought-provoking.

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Ninette de ValoisNinette de Valois
Adventurous Traditionalist

Edited by Richard Cave and Libby Worth

This tribute to the iron lady of British ballet, Ninette de Valois (1898-2001), a collection of essays, photographs, and a DVD, is not entirely complimentary. “Madam,” as she was called by colleagues, founded the Royal Ballet and is remembered by the current director, Monica Mason: “I trembled at the sight of her. I always hoped I wouldn’t see her very often, because she just scared me so much.”

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looking at contemporary danceLooking 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.

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Publication date June, 2012

The Pointe Book
Third Edition
Janice Barringer and Sarah Schlesinger

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Praise For

Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques

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“Well researched. Useful for students in understanding roots/influences of contemporary dance.”
Nada Diachenko, Co-Director,
Department of Theatre and Dance,
University of Colorado, Boulder

"Informative, especially for beginning students."
Nina Martin, Assistant Professor,
Texas Christian University

"Much needed concepts in one volume for next generation teachers."
Susan Kirchner, Chairperson, Dance Department,
Towson University

"I believe every public school dance teacher
should have a copy in her classroom."
Pamela Sofras, Chair, Department of Dance,
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Bringing together all of the major modern dance techniques, this engaging account is the first of its kind. The discussion starts with the contributions of the pre-moderns, Delsarte, Dalcroze, Duncan, and Denishawn, and concludes with training in the present era. It provides a comparative approach that will enable students to try each technique with sample lessons and to contrast the different philosophies. The author pairs Martha Graham with Doris Humphrey, Katherine Dunham with Lester Horton, José Limón with Erick Hawkins, Alwin Nikolais/Murray Louis with Merce Cunningham. Paul Taylor has his own chapter, leading to the book’s conclusion on how modern dance training is currently approached.

60-examination copies available for course consideration.

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