The Inspiration behind A Revolution in Movement

By K. Mitchell Snow, author of A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico Visiting the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, I was drawn to Auguste Rodin’s roughly modeled form of Nijinsky in L’Après-midi d’un Faune, shot through with a barely restrained animal vitality. But it was … Continue reading The Inspiration behind A Revolution in Movement

Welcome to Our 2020 DSA Virtual Booth

Instead of an in person conference, the Dance Studies Association is offering virtual programs and gatherings throughout the fall of 2020. Our virtual booth is open through December 16 and offers great deals on our dance studies titles. Use code DSA20 for discount prices and free shipping. Click Here to View All Titles in Our Virtual Booth Read on … Continue reading Welcome to Our 2020 DSA Virtual Booth

A Revolution in Movement

“Thorough and informative, this impressive study offers original research and new insights into how the many pieces of a much larger story of the culture and arts of postrevolutionary Mexico all fit together.”—Tatiana Flores, author of Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30!   A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico … Continue reading A Revolution in Movement

New Editions in Dance

Praise for the previous edition: Choice Outstanding Academic Title “Reading such intelligent, formidable prose about Ms. Tharp is a joy.”—New York Times “Not only does Siegel furnish us with highly detailed descriptions of various Tharp works and vivid accounts of particular performances, she also tries to give us a real sense of the creative process … Continue reading New Editions in Dance

La Meri and Her Life in Dance

“As a revolutionary performing artist whose interests and achievements were truly groundbreaking, La Meri built a life and career deeply deserving of our attention. Ruyter brings a specialist’s knowledge and sensitivity to a subject that demands closer study.”—Norton Owen, director of preservation, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival “A detailed chronicle of the touring, performing, choreographing, teaching, … Continue reading La Meri and Her Life in Dance

In Celebration of Merce Cunningham’s 100th Birthday

In celebration of Merce Cunningham's 100th Birthday, we're pleased to share this excerpt from Marianne Preger-Simon's Dancing with Merce Cunningham, her memoir of one of the most influential companies in modern American dance and the brilliance of its visionary leader.    ~ ONE STEP LEADS TO ANOTHER In late spring of 1949, I learned that Merce Cunningham was giving … Continue reading In Celebration of Merce Cunningham’s 100th Birthday

Broadway, Balanchine, and Beyond

“A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the fascinating and challenging world of New York City Ballet under Balanchine. It is also a compelling portrait of a dancer’s career and a testament to the many places a love of dance can take you.”—Suzannah Friscia, former assistant editor, Dance Magazine and Pointe “A gift to everyone who cares about the professional and … Continue reading Broadway, Balanchine, and Beyond

Dancing with Merce Cunningham

“In her insightful debut, former dancer Preger-Simon, a close friend and contemporary of the late choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009), gives readers an unparalleled view of a modern dance genius. . . . A sweet treat for dance and theater aficionados, as well as anyone interested in the arts."—Publishers Weekly “Many dancers find that they understand better … Continue reading Dancing with Merce Cunningham

Book Tour Recap: Dancing in Blackness

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir By Halifu Osumare   Author Halifu Osumare has just concluded a three-month series of speaking engagements for her new book, Dancing in Blackness. Between March and June, Osumare traveled from California to New York to Barbados. She enjoyed reading from her book, talking about her experiences as a professional dancer who … Continue reading Book Tour Recap: Dancing in Blackness