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

Finding Balanchine’s Lost Ballets

“A complete and lively account of what it is to envision and stage an important lost ballet. Based on assiduous research, professional dance acumen, and creative imagination, it reads like an adventure story.”—Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, dance reconstructionists, Ballets Old & New“A fascinating blueprint for how a ‘lost’ ballet can be brought back to … Continue reading Finding Balanchine’s Lost Ballets

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

Pro Ballet Couple Reveals Best Teams on “Dancing with the Stars”

Professional dance couple Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Miguel Guerra knows all about partnering. Their book Experiencing the Art of Pas De Deux, which just released on Tuesday, uncovers the key components to dance coupling often overlooked in classes and textbooks, such as how to build and maintain the connections necessary for a trusting and successful team. Below, they weigh in on the season premiere … Continue reading Pro Ballet Couple Reveals Best Teams on “Dancing with the Stars”

New Paperback Releases in Dance, Sports, and Music

. On Technique  by Dean Speer "Presents a well-rounded cast of respected teachers….By allowing contradictions to exist amongst the various viewpoints, Speer lets readers decide which methods work best for their teaching practices."—Dance Teacher  "Provides marvelous insights into the careers and teaching philosophies of 18 respected dance professionals….Essential."—Choice On Technique provides a fascinating look into … Continue reading New Paperback Releases in Dance, Sports, and Music

October Review Roundup: Authoberfest

As fall rolls along, our authors continue to impress with their stunning books. Over 100 news stories and magazine articles talked about our books with great excitement. With all of these reviews and tons of author events, October turned into something of an Authoberfest. We celebrate just some highlights below.     “From intimate wildlife close-ups … Continue reading October Review Roundup: Authoberfest