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Grandmother's Secrets
The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing
by Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi
Trade Paperback
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Al-Rawi has written a strikingly graceful and original book that blends p personal memoir with the history and theory of the dance known in the West as "belly dancing". She conveys in this book not only the history and technique  [ more ]

  
Brothers of the Knight
by Debbie Allen
Large Softcover
Retail Price: $6.99 
In this contemporary retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses, " an African-American reverend in Harlem endeavors to discover why the shoes of his 12 sons are worn to pieces every morning. For ages 5 and up.  [ more ]

  
Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen
Large Softcover
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Sassy is a long-legged girl who always has something to say. She wants to be a ballerina more than anything, but she worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream.  [ more ]

  
Zimbabwe Dance
Rhythmic Forces, Ancestral Voices--An Aesthetic Analysis
by Kariamu Welsh Asante
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
The colonial and post-colonial eras robbed African people worldwide of much essential information on traditional African cultures. Now that void is gradually being filled by a new generation of dedicated cultural researchers, with the help of traditionalists and rural folk  [ more ]

  
Heartbeat of the People
Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow
by Tara Browner
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
The intertribal pow-wow is the most widespread venue for traditional Indian music and dance in North America. Now in paperback, Tara Browner's Heartbeat of the People is an insider's journey into the dances and music, the traditions and regalia, and  [ more ]

  
Kaiso! - Writings by and about Katherine Dunham
by Veve A. Clark
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
"Kaiso," a term of praise that is the calypso equivalent of "bravo," is a fitting title for this definitive and celebratory collection of writings by and about Katherine Dunham, the legendary African American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and social activist. Originally  [ more ]

  
Belly Dancing
The Sensual Art of Energy and Spirit
by Pina Coluccia
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
A comprehensive guide to the art of belly dancing  [ more ]

  
Dancing Revelations
Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture
by Thomas F. DeFrantz
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late 1960s, the company had become a well-known African  [ more ]

  
Island Possessed by Katherine Dunham
Trade Paperback
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Just as surely as Haiti is "possessed" by the gods and spirits of vaudun (voodoo), the island "possessed" Katherine Dunham when she first went there in 1936 to study dance and ritual. In this book, Dunham reveals how her anthropological  [ more ]

  
Masters of Movement
Portraits of America's Great Choreographers
by Rose Eichenbaum
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Where does the impulse to create originate? What is the choreographer?s responsibility to the dancers, the audience, the self? These are just a few of the probing questions that Rose Eichenbaum asks some of America?s most celebrated choreographers in her  [ more ]


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