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

Spring 2018 Paperback Releases

Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles By Lynn Waddell “A fascinating, mind-opening read.”—The Rumpus “An intriguing guide off the beaten path for those looking to escape life’s winter blahs in any season.”—Booklist  “Travelers familiar with the Florida tourist havens of Miami Beach, Orlando, and Tampa will be … Continue reading Spring 2018 Paperback Releases

Dancing in Blackness

"Osumare has engaged with black dance as performer, choreographer, educator, arts administrator, researcher, and activist in the United States, Africa, and Europe, and through multiple careers. In this equal parts memoir, autoethnography, history, encyclopedic catalog, and sociocultural analysis, she traces her activities from the 1960s through the late 1990s, as she becomes a tenacious advocate … Continue reading Dancing in Blackness

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”

Experiencing the Art of Pas de Deux

In Experiencing the Art of Pas de Deux, professional dance couple Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Miguel Guerra demystify the physical, emotional, and artistic intricacies behind the art of two dancing as one. "An insightful read from one of the ballet world’s most beloved married couples!"--Melinda Roy, former principal dancer, New York City Ballet "Wonderfully complete … Continue reading Experiencing the Art of Pas de Deux

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

Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day

Happy National Arts Advocacy Day, everyone! All over the nation today, individuals are celebrating the importance of every category of art--whether fine, visual, performing, or another artistic medium. To take part in this celebration, we've discounted some of our recent art books on our website. Simply visit http://www.upf.com/AAD15 and apply code AAD15 at checkout to take … Continue reading Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day

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