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  • For the Love of Dance

    Dame Beryl Grey

    The autobiography of Dame Beryl Grey, now in paperback.

    Dame Beryl’s life is defined by her love of dance. Both as a ballerina and an Artistic Director she helped make British ballet the powerhouse it is today. Knowing and working with virtually everyone in dance, she reveals fascinating insights into the people, characters and institutions that made up world dance in the 20th century.

    Greybegan her dancing career with the Sadler’s Wells Ballet in 1943 at the unprecedented early age of 14. Her natural virtuosity saw her quickly promoted, dancing her first Giselle at 17, and Princess Aurora at 19. Dame Beryl was the first English ballerina to dance at the Bolshoi and the Kirov, as well as the Peking Ballet.

    Asked to become Artistic Director of what is now English National Ballet, her love of dance allowed her to navigate the tricky passage from ballerina to leader of a dance company. This autobiography proves a fascinating and personal insight into and extraordinary woman, her life and career

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    £14.99

  • On Choreography and Making Dance Theatre

    Mark Bruce

    On Choreography and Making Dance Theatre is an invaluable artist’s guide to making innovative new dance work. Award-winning choreographer Mark Bruce’s aim as an artist is to tap the subconscious, our hearts; transcend our everyday lives and hopefully stumble upon some truth along the way. 

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  • Wrights & Wrongs

    Peter Wright

    Peter Wright has been a dancer, choreographer, teacher, producer and director in the theatre as well as in television for over 70 years.

    In Wrights & Wrongs, Peter offers his often surprising views of today’s dance world, lessons learned – and yet to learn – from a lifetime’s experience of ballet, commercial theatre and television.

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    £14.99

  • Royal Ballet Yearbook 2017/18

    The Royal Ballet

    The Royal Ballet Yearbook series is back, with extra editorial features and exclusive behind-the-scenes content – in addition to the usual selection of beautiful ballet images.

    Featuring lavish photographs of last Season’s performances, a special preview of the new Season and lively and informative articles, The Royal Ballet 2017/18 is a richly illustrated companion to The Royal Ballet, its history, repertory, dancers and staff.

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    £19.99

  • For the Love of Dance

    Dame Beryl Grey

    Published to celebrate Dame Beryl’s 90th birthday, this is the only autobiography from this famous classical ballerina, and is a must read for dance and ballet lovers.

    Dame Beryl’s life is defined by her love of dance. Her life and career spanned the period that saw the flowering of British ballet. Knowing and working with virtually everyone in the dance world, she reveals fascinating insights into the people, characters and institutions that made up world dance in the 20th century.

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    £25.00

  • Pina Bausch

    Marion Meyer

    The first-ever biography in English of Pina Bausch: perhaps the most influential performer and choreographer of the 20th century.

    Meyer has written an accessible, readable account, with a clear journalistic approach that penetrates the mystique and mythology surrounding Pina’s life. Bausch was notoriously shy of discussing her work, yet Mayer’s research is underpinned by several quotes from Pina herself, as well as members of her ensemble. As well as illuminating her personal life and her work ethic, it also takes stock of Bausch’s legacy and the future for the Company she created.

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    £16.99

  • Royal Ballet Yearbook 2016/17

    The Royal Ballet

    The Royal Ballet Yearbook series is back, with extra editorial features and exclusive behind-the-scenes content – in addition to the usual selection of beautiful ballet images.

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    £19.99

  • Bandoneon: Working with Pina Bausch

    Katalin Trencsényi, Raimund Hoghe, Ulli Weiss

    Bandoneon: Working with Pina Bausch is a new translation of Raimund Hoghe’s original rehearsal diary that documented the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal’s work on Bandoneon (1980), illustrated with photos of the production by Ulli Weiss, and personal images and notes from the dancers.

    This unique book records the method Pina Bausch developed and used, as seen by one of her close collaborators, Raimund Hoghe, who worked as dramaturg for the company for a decade (1979–1989). 

    It follows the work from the first day in rehearsals to its premiere, chronicling the process with artistic sensibility – Bausch’s famous questions, the dancers’ responses and Hoghe’s own reflections as the piece develops.

    This important document sees its first English language publication, and is succinctly translated from the German by Penny Black. The diary is accompanied by an Introduction and A Portrait by Katalin Trencsényi, following Hoghe’s journey from being a journalist to becoming an internationally acknowledged dancer-choreographer.

    Bandoneon: Working with Pina Bausch is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the work of Pina Bausch and Raimund Hoghe.

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  • Carlos Acosta at the Royal Ballet

    The Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta

    Carlos Acosta is the most iconic dancer of our times, a genius of ballet and an international star. This superb quality photo-led book is published to mark Acosta’s farewell season; an exciting retrospective to capture his greatest performances with The Royal Ballet.

    With tributes from three successive Royal Ballet Directors; Sir Anthony Dowell, Dame Monica Mason and the present Royal Ballet Director Kevin O’Hare; Associate Director Jeanetta Lawrence and various dancers of the Royal Ballet.

    Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet is a tribute to his phenomenal success and popularity with Royal Ballet audiences since 1998. The book contains over 150 images of Carlos on stage and in rehearsal. Ballet photographs include his own production of Don Quixote, Requiem, Apollo, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille mal gardée, Sleeping Beauty, Judas Tree and Winter Dreams, plus many more.

    This book is a unique record of his time with The Royal Ballet and a must-have book for all dance fans.

    BBC Imagine: click here to watch a new documentary dedicated to Carlos (8 December 2015)

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    £25.00

  • The Royal Ballet 2015/16

    The Royal Ballet

    The rebranded Royal Ballet Yearbook series is back, with extra editorial features and exclusive behind-the-scenes content – in addition to the usual selection of beautiful ballet images. Featuring lavish photographs of last Season’s performances, a special preview of the new Season and lively and informative articles, The Royal Ballet 2015/16 is a richly illustrated companion to The Royal Ballet, its history, repertory, dancers and staff. Learn More
    £19.99

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