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  • Rogers, Ginger
  • Shawn, Ted
  • Sibley, Antoinette
  • Tallchief, Maria
  • Tudor, Antony
  • Wigman, Mary
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Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance
by Jennifer Dunning
Paperback from DaCapo Press
Bob Fosse's Broadway
from Heinemann
Listed under Musicals
I, Maya Plisetskaya
by Maya Plisetskaya, et al
Hardcover - 448 pages (October 1, )
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300088574
Mikhail Baryshnikov : Dance Genius (Giants of Art and Culture)
by Bruce S. Glassman
Reading level: Ages 9-12
School & Library Binding

Astaire and Rogers
from Columbia University Press

All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse
from Da Capo Press
Synopsis Winner of an Oscar for "Cabaret", a Tony for "Pippin" and an Emmy for "Liza With a Z" - all in one year, 1972 - Bob Fosse (1927-1987) was one of America's greatest choreographers and directors. Born in Chicago, young Fosse began his career tap dancing as part of the Riff Brothers in sleazy strip joints, where he encountered the erotic style that later became his signature. Best known for his Broadway hits, "The Pajama Game", "Dawn Yankees", "Sweet Charity" and "Chicago", he was also a successful movie director. Three of his five films were nominated for Academy awards: "Cabaret", "Lenny" and the autobiographical "All That Jazz". A compulsive womanizer, he had many affairs, even during his three marriages, the last of which was to actress Gwen Verdon, with whom he shared his most fruitful Broadway collaborations. As his fame grew, so did his insecurities and addictions. He survived two heart attacks and several epileptic seizures, only to die on a street corner in Washington, D.C. in Verdon's arms. After his death he became a Broadway legend. Based on interviews with friends, family and colleagues, this eloquent biography provides a vivid connection between Bob Fosse's life and his work for stage and screen.
Paperback - 496 pages (1 April, )
Da Capo Press; ISBN: 0306808374

Capturing Nureyev: James Wyeth Paints the Dancer
by Pamela J. Belanger
Listed under The Wyeths

Goddess: Martha Graham's Dancers Remember
by Robert Tracy
Hardcover from Limelight Editions
Isadora: A Sensational Life
by Peter Kurth
Hardcover from Little Brown & Company
Josephine: The Hungry Heart
by Jean-Claude Baker, Chris Chase
Paperback from Cooper Square Press
Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina
from Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Once a Dancer
by Allegra Kent
This unusual, fascinating, and at times almost surreal autobiography chronicles the life of Allegra Kent, one of the most famous--and notorious--of Balanchine's prima ballerinas. The most blatantly erotic of Balanchine ballets were written for her pliant and chilly dance method. This book has it all: art, dance, infidelity, sexual intrigue, histrionics, eccentric outbursts, nose jobs, philosophy, and Krishnamurti. Entirely entertaining and intriguing for both dance enthusiasts and those who don't know a plié from a jeté.
Paperback from Griffin Trade Paperback
Stravinsky and Balanchine: The Journey of Invention
by Charles M. Joseph
Hardcover from Yale Univ Pr
Vaslav Nijinsky: A Leap into Madness
from Lyle Stuart

Martha Graham: The Evolution of Her Dance Theory and Training
from University Press of Florida (T)

Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life
from Clarion Books

A Touch of Innocence: Memoirs of Childhood
by Katherine Dunham
Paperback from University of Chicago Press (Trd)

Nijinsky Dancing
by Lincoln, Kirstein
Hardcover from Knopf
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