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Book People has contemporary dance books available at unbelievable prices. They will inspire you to come up with routines of your own.

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Contemporary Dance Books

Book People has contemporary dance books available at unbelievable prices. They will inspire you to come up with routines of your own.

  • Rudolf Nureyev

    Julie Kavanagh

    Product Code: BWFJV
    Paperback
    NOW A MAJOR FILM BY RALPH FIENNES, THE WHITE CROW 'A gripping account of an extraordinary life' Daily Telegraph Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; established the most rhapsodic partnership in dance history with the middle-aged Margot Fonteyn; reinvented male technique; gatecrashed modern dance; moulded new stars; and staged Russia's unknown ballet masterpieces in the West. He and his life were simply astonishing. 'Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man' Mail on Sunday 'The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster' Observer 'Undoubtedly the definitive biography' Sunday Telegraph
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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  • The Zodiac Gestures in Eurythmy

    Werner Barfod

    Product Code: BWILO
    Paperback
    Eurythmy is an art form that makes sounds visible. By incorporating zodiac gestures into their art, as indicated by Rudolf Steiner, eurythmists can draw on a deep connection between the earth and the cosmos. The zodiac, as representative of the whole cosmos, is a vital part of human spirituality, acting as the backdrop to human life. But it can be hard to fathom the zodiac's secrets, even through meditation. Barfod draws a parallel between meditative exercises and eurythmy practice, and shows how zodiac gestures in eurythmy can reveal cosmic insights. This is a book for eurythmy teachers and practitioners who want to deepen their art and spiritual work.
    • £13.59
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  • Who Is Surfing Who

    Aram Moshayedi

    Product Code: BTDCX
    Hardback
    Every two years, on the occasion of the Made in L.A. biennial, the Hammer Museum honors artistic excellence by administering the Mohn Award to an artist whose presentation of work in the exhibition is exceptional. The 2016 winner was choreographer Adam Linder, whose performance and accompanying installation, "Kein Paradiso," premiered at the Hammer. This elegant monograph focuses on the stage works that Linder has produced to date. Starting with "Ma Ma Ma Materials" (2012) and concluding with "Kein Paradiso," the book presents five of Linder's stage works and includes photographs, printed ephemera, costumes, and excerpts of original scripts authored by Linder. In addition, the book features contextual essays written by an array of artists, curators, and choreographers.
    • £22.00
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  • Craig Revel Horwood's Ballroom Dancing

    Craig Revel Horwood

    Product Code: BQLKH
    Hardback
    Whether you're an absolute beginner or a Strictly Come Dancing wannabe, it's time to get up and dance Craig Revel Horwood's Ballroom Dancing gives you the confidence you need to take your first steps on the dancefloor. It even includes style tips from the style guru, Len Goodman, to give you that professional look. Discover the history, foot positions, turns, and more, to all your favourite Strictly dances: * Waltz * Social foxtrot * Quickstep * Tango * Rumba * Samba * Cha cha cha * Jive Ballroom dancing is totally cool, funky, and fantastically rewarding. What better way to get fit than tangoing your tension away, and foxtrotting the fat off your thighs? Happy dancing.
    • £14.89
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  • Frankie Manning

    Frankie Manning

    Product Code: BJBOQ
    Paperback
    The autobiography of a legendary swing dancer
    • £18.99
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