This year’s DSA Conference will be held as a hybrid event from October 10 through October 17. Our virtual booth is open through December 15, 2021 and offers great deals on our dance studies titles. Use code DSA21 for discount prices and free shipping.
Read on for highlights and bonus material from this year’s exhibit
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Highlights from Our Virtual Booth
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Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Lindsay Guarino, Carlos R.A. Jones, and Wendy Oliver
Available in December
Decolonizing contemporary jazz dance practice, this book examines the state of jazz dance theory, pedagogy, and choreography in the twenty-first century, recovering and affirming the lifeblood of jazz in Africanist aesthetics and Black American culture.
Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance: Performing the Entangled Histories of Cuba and West Africa
Jill Flanders Crosby and JT Torres
Through a revolutionary ethnographic approach that foregrounds storytelling and performance, this book explores shared ritual traditions between the Anlo-Ewe people of West Africa and their descendants, the Arará of Cuba, who were brought to the island in the Atlantic slave trade.
This book illuminates how collaborations between dancers and painters shaped Mexico’s postrevolutionary cultural identity, tracing this relationship throughout nearly half a century of developments in Mexican dance from the 1920s to the 1960s.
In the first book to focus exclusively on George Balanchine’s early Russian ballets, most of which have been lost to history, Elizabeth Kattner offers new insights into the artistic evolution of a legend through her reconstruction of his first group ballet, Funeral March.
Dancer and choreographer John Clifford offers a highly personal look inside the day-to-day operations of the New York City Ballet and its creative mastermind, George Balanchine.
Dancing Past the Light: The Life of Tanaquil Le Clercq
This book cinematically illuminates the glamorous and moving life story of Tanaquil Le Clercq, one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the twentieth century.
Inspiring, revealing, and deeply relatable, Being a Ballerina is a firsthand look at the realities of life as a professional ballet dancer, showing what it takes to live a life dedicated to the perfection of the art form.
Onstage with Martha Graham
In his portrait of Martha Graham, who was the center of his dancing world, Hodes recounts conversations, revelations, bouts of temper and creativity, the daily ritual of deeply physical dancing, and the never-ending search for artistic validity. Direct, often humorous, and always authentic, Hodes shares his delight in dance as both hard work and a fantastic adventure.
Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, and the Making of American Ballet
Martha Ullman West
This book explores the lives and careers of Todd Bolender and Janet Reed, two unsung trailblazers who were pivotal to the development of ballet in America over the course of the twentieth century.
Use code DSA21 for discount prices and free shipping through December 15, 2021.