Dance Books - New Releases
The Astaires: Fred & Adele
Before "Fred and Ginger," there was "Fred and Adele," a show-business
partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In this book, the first comprehensive study of the two siblings theatrical
career together, Kathleen Riley traces the Astaires' rise to fame from humble midwestern origins and early days as
child performers. They became ambassadors of an art form they helped to revolutionize, adored by audiences, feted
by royalty, and courted socially by elites everywhere they went.
Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in
Cheryl Burke has been dancing since the age of four and competing since she was thirteen years old. Over several
exciting seasons, she has captivated audiences of Dancing with the Stars with her incredible dance performances,
Emmy-nominated choreography, high energy, and bright smile. In Dancing Lessons, she takes you from her childhood
years into the world of competitive ballroom dancing and on to Dancing with the Stars.
Dancing Naturally: Nature, Neo-Classicism and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century
A renewed interest in nature, the ancient Greeks, and the freedom of the body was to transform dance and
physical culture in the early twentieth century. The book discusses the creative individuals and developments in
science and other art forms that shaped the evolution of modern dance in its international context.
Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Dance: Finding a
This book explores the nexus between gender, ageing and culture in dancers practicing a variety of genres. It
challenges existing cultural norms which equate ageing with bodily decline and draws on an interdisciplinary
theoretical framework to explore alternatives for developing a culturally valued mature subjectivity through the
practice of dance.
No Daughter of Mine is Going to Be a Dancer!
In her tale of a dancer’s life in 1940s America, Underwood reveals both the rapture she felt in dancing and her
refreshingly spunky approach to a career. Over the decade, this young woman–experiencing a wide range of performing
styles and training techniques–matured and developed as an artist and a person. She provides an illuminating view
of theater and dance during the war and the immediate postwar years.