A Guide to a Somatic Movement Practice

“Nancy Topf is a legend. We are lucky to have this book that so beautifully and lovingly details Hetty King’s personal journey to somatic education and practice with Topf. Through King’s stories and Topf’s drawings and movement activities, we get to know Topf, her legacy, and the profound nature of her work. From those new … Continue reading A Guide to a Somatic Movement Practice

Rooted Jazz Dance

“Rooted Jazz Dance sends the very clear message that jazz dance is reclaiming its time.”—Ayo Walker, Austin Peay State University   “Explores the long overdue recognition of jazz dance as historically a Black American form of dance, steeped in Africanist aesthetics that parallel the cultural history of Black people in the country. It is not only a … Continue reading Rooted Jazz Dance

Balanchine’s Apprentice

“A close-up look by an astute and engaging observer, neither self-important nor falsely modest, at one of the supreme artists of the past century and a celebration of the astonishing work and the astonishing company he created.”—Wall Street Journal “Clifford, founder of the Los Angeles Ballet, debuts with an enthralling look at his decades-long career and … Continue reading Balanchine’s Apprentice

Fall 2021 Virtual Booths

This fall, while some conferences are planning in person meetings, many are still offering online formats or hybrid options. We are hosting online virtual booths and book sales on our website in connection with the meetings below. Whether you are attending these meetings in person or virtually, visit our virtual booths for deep discounts on … Continue reading Fall 2021 Virtual Booths

Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

“As is fitting for its subject, this work is a blend of forms, inputs, voices, and visions.  Collectively they reveal the complexity of the study and practice of ‘Afro-Cuban’ religion. They constitute an authoritative, potentially discipline-altering, stance on the question of African origins embodied in the presumed distinction between the Lucumí and Arará traditions. The … Continue reading Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance

Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, and the Making of American Ballet

Read an excerpt from this book in Oregon ArtsWatch. “An engagingly written account of dancers who surmounted every obstacle, foreign and domestic, to help bring about the creation of American ballet. It is also a fascinating, detailed look at the way cultural institutions evolved through the dedication and artistry of star dancers.”—Lewis Segal, former dance … Continue reading Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, and the Making of American Ballet