Books By Members

The Society of Dance History Scholars is proud to claim among its members many authors and editors of outstanding books in dance history and related fields. In accordance with the society’s aims of promoting study and research, this bibliography of works by SDHS members is provided for the benefit of all readers interested in dance history.

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Janet Adshead-Lansdale
  • The Struggle with the Angel: A Poetics of Lloyd Newson's Strange Fish. Hants: Dance Books, 2007. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Decentring Dancing Texts: The Challenge of Interpreting Dances. Hants: Palgrave, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Ann Cooper Albright
  • Choreographing Difference: The Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • Traces of Light: Absence and Presence in the Work of Loie Fuller. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
  • Engaging bodies: the politics and poetics of corporeality. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2013. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Ann Dils. Moving History / Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with David Gere. Taken By Surprise: A Dance Improvisation Reader. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2003. [Amazon listing]
Elizabeth Aldrich
  • From the Ballroom to Hell: Grace and Folly in Nineteenth-Century Dance. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor of commentaries, with Sandra Noll Hammond and Armand Russell. The Extraordinary "Dance Book T B. 1826": An Anonymous Manuscript in Facsimile. Hillsdale, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Irene Alm
  • Catalog of Venetian Librettos at the University of California, Los Angeles. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Alyson McLamore. Musica Franca: Essays in Honor of Frank D’Accone. Hillsdale, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1996. [Amazon listing]
Mindy Aloff
  • Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation. New York: Disney Editions, 2009. [Amazon listing]
Judith B. Alter
  • Dance-Based Dance Theory: From Borrowed Models to Dance-Based Experience. New York: Peter Lang, 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancing and Mixed Media: Early Twentieth-Century Modern Dance Theory in Text and Photography. New York: Peter Lang, 1996. [Amazon listing]
Christophe Apprill
  • Tango. Le couple, le bal et la scène. Paris: Editions Autrement, 2008.
Melanie Bales
  • Coeditor, with Rebecca Nettl-Fiol. The Body Eclectic: Evolving Practices in Dance Training. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Sally Banes
  • Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 1987. [Amazon listing]
  • Democracy’s Body: Judson Dance Theater, 1962–1964. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1983. [Amazon listing]
  • Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body. Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Writing Dance in the Age of Postmodernism. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancing Women: Female Bodies on Stage. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Subversive Expectations: Performance Art and Paratheater in New York, 1976–85. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
Barbara Barker
  • Ballet or Ballyhoo. Hightstown, N.J.: Princeton Book Company, 1984. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Bolossy Kiralfy, Creator of Great Musical Spectacles: An Autobiography. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1988. [Amazon listing]
Judith Chazin Bennahum
  • Dance in the Shadow of the Guillotine. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, l988. [Amazon listing]
  • The Ballets of Antony Tudor: Studies in Psyche and Satire. New York, London: Oxford University Press, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. The Living Dance: An Anthology of Essays on Movement and Culture. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 2003. [Amazon listing]
  • The Lure of Perfection: The Culture of Fashion and Ballet, 1780-1830. (2001) New York and London: Routledge, 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Teaching Dance Studies. New York and London: Routledge, 2005. [Amazon listing]
Ninotchka Devorah Bennahum
  • Antonia Mercé, La Argentina: Flamenco and the Spanish Avant Garde. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Valerie A. Briginshaw
  • Dance, Space, and Subjectivity. Basingstoke, Hamps., and New York: Palgrave, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Lynn Matluck Brooks
Virginia Brooks
  • Director. The Nutcracker Family: Behind the Magic. 2006.DVD (NTSC, Region free) TRT 94:00 [Amazon listing]
  • Director. Felia Doubrovska Remembered: From Diaghilev's Ballets Russes to Balanchine's School of American Ballet. 2008. DVD (NTSC, Region free) TRT 36:11 [Amazon listing]
Bruce Alan Brown
  • Coeditor, with Rebecca Harris-Warrick. The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: Gennaro Magri and his World. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. [ Amazon listing]
Barbara Browning
  • Samba: Resistance in Motion. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • Infectious Rhythm: Metaphors of Contagion and the Spread of African Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. [Amazon listing]
Theresa Jill Buckland
  • Editor. Dance in the Field: Theory, Methods, and Issues in Dance Ethnography. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
Ramsay Burt
  • The Male Dancer: Bodies, Spectacle, Sexualities. London and New York: Routledge, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • Alien Bodies: Representations of Modernity, "Race," and Nation in Early Modern Dance. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. [Amazon listing]
Noël Carroll
  • A Philosophy of Mass Art. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Interpreting the Moving Image. Cambridge Studies in Film. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Theories of Art Today. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Beyond Aesthetics: Philosophical Essays. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
  • Living in an Art World. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Alexandra Carter, editor.
  • The Routledge Dance Studies Reader. London and New York: Routledge, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Rethinking Dance History A Reader. London and New York: Routledge, 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance and Dancers in the Victorian and Edwardian Music Hall Ballet. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. [Amazon listing]
James P. Cassaro
  • Gaetano Donizetti: A Guide to Research. Composer Resource Manuals, vol. 51. New York: Garland, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Music, Libraries, and the Academy: Essays in Honor of Lenore Coral. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Francesca Castaldi
Renata Celichowska
  • The Erick Hawkins Modern Dance Technique. Princeton: Princeton Book Company Publishers, Inc., 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor and Introduction. Seven Statements of Survival: Conversations with Dance Professionals. New York, Dance & Movement Press, Rosen Book Works, LLC, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Pallabi Chakravorty
  • Bells of Change: Kathak Dance, Women, and Modernity in India. Calcutta/London: Seagull/Macmillan, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Selma Jeanne Cohen
  • Editor. The Modern Dance: Seven Statements of Belief. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1969. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor and commentator. Dance as a Theatre Art: Source Readings in Dance History from 1581 to the Present. 2d ed. With a new section by Katy Matheson. Hightstown, N.J.: Princeton Book Company, 1992.
  • Founding editor, for Dance Perspectives Foundation. International Encyclopedia of Dance. 6 volumes. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
Barbara Naomi Cohen-Stratyner
  • Taking the Pledge and Other Public Amusements. Performing Arts Resources, vol. 16. New York: Theatre Library Assn., 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • As Barbara Stratyner. Ned Wayburn and the Dance Routine: From Vaudeville to the "Ziegfeld Follies." Studies in Dance History, no. 13. Society of Dance History Scholars, 1996. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Alice C. Hudson. Heading West / Touring West: Mapmakers, Performing Artists, and the American Frontier. New York Public Library, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Susan C. Cook
  • Coauthor, with Thomasin K. LaMay. Virtuose in Italy, 1600–1640: A Reference Guide. New York: Garland, 1984. [Amazon listing]
  • Opera for a New Republic: The Zeitopern of Krenek, Weill, and Hindemith. Studies in Musicology, no. 96. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1988. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Judy S. Tsou. Cecilia Reclaimed: Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Music. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994. [Amazon listing]
Roger Copeland
  • What Is Dance?: Readings in Theory and Criticism. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983. [Amazon listing]
Katherine Cornell
  • Coauthor, with Nadine Saxton. Toronto Dance Theatre, 1968-1998: Stages in a Journey. Toronto: Captus Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
Tome' Cousin
  • The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance: New Media Artist Performance Interviews. Germay: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. [Amazon listing]
Robert P. Crease
  • The Play of Nature: Experimentation as Performance. Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
Ann Daly
  • Done into Dance: Isadora Duncan in America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • Critical Gestures: Writings on Dance and Culture. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
Yvonne Daniel
  • Dancing Wisdom: Embodied Knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomblé. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005. [Amazon listing]
Thomas F. DeFrantz
  • Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance. Studies in Dance History, no. 19. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
Jane C. Desmond
  • Meaning in Motion: New Cultural Studies of Dance. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • Staging Tourism: Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World. University of Chicago Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Dancing Desires: Choreographing Sexualities on and off the Stage. Studies in Dance History, no. 18. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Sherril Dodds
  • Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2004. [Amazon listing]
Lisa Doolittle
  • Coeditor, with Anne Flynn. Dancing Bodies, Living Histories: New Writings about Dance and Culture. Banff, Alb.: Banff Centre Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
George Dorris
  • Editor. The Royal Swedish Ballet, 1773–1998. Hightstown, N.J.: Princeton Book Company, 1999. [Amazon listing]
Elizabeth Drake-Boyt
  • Dance as a Project of the Early Modern Avant-Garde. German: VDM Publishing, 2008. [Amazon listing]
R. Chamberlain Duerden
  • The Choreography of Antony Tudor: Focus on Four Ballets. New Jersey: Associated University Presses, 2003. [Amazon listing]
Mary E. Edsall
  • Editor. A Core Collection in Dance. American Library Association, 2002. [Amazon listing]
Rose Eichenbaum
  • Masters of Movement: Portraits of America's Great Choreographers. Washington DC: Smithsonian Books, 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • The Dancer Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Dancers. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Karen Eliot
  • Dancing Lives: Five Female Dancers from the Ballet d'Action to Merce Cunningham. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Molly Engelhardt
  • Dancing out of Line: Ballrooms, Ballets, and Mobility in Victorian Fiction and Culture. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2009. [Amazon listing]
Joan L. Erdman
  • Patrons and Performers in Rajasthan: The Subtle Tradition. Columbia, Mo.: South Asia Books, 1985. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor, as Joan Landy Erdman. Arts Patronage in India: Methods, Motives, and Markets. Columbia, Mo.: South Asia Books, 1992. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Karine Schomer and Deryck O. Lodrick. The Idea of Rajasthan: Explorations in Regional Identity. Columbia, Mo.: South Asia Books, 1994. [Amazon listing]
Barbara Milberg Fisher
  • In Balanchine's Company: A Dancer's Memoir. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006. [Amazon listing]
Jennifer Fisher
  • Nutcracker Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New World. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2003. [Amazon listing]
Anne Flynn
  • Coeditor, with Lisa Doolittle. Dancing Bodies, Living Histories: New Writings about Dance and Culture. Banff, Alb.: Banff Centre Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Sylvie Fortin
  • Danse et santé: Du corps intime au corps social. Québec: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2008.
Susan Leigh Foster
  • Reading Dancing: Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Corporealities: Body, Knowledge, Culture, and Power. London: Routledge Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Choreographing History. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • Choreography and Narrative: Ballet's Staging of Story and Desire. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. [Amazon listing]
  • Dances That Describe Themselves: The Improvised Choreography of Richard Bull. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor with Sue-Ellen Case and Philip Brett. Cruising the Performative: Interventions into the Representation of Ethnicity, Nationality, and Sexuality. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor with Sue-Ellen Case and Philip Brett. De-composition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.
Julia Foulkes
  • Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
Sondra Horton Fraleigh
  • Dance and the Lived Body: A Descriptive Aesthetics. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancing into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, and Japan. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Researching Dance: Evolving Modes of Inquiry. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancing Identity: Metaphysics in Motion. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Tamah Nakamura. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo. London: Routledge (in press).
Susanne Franco
  • Coeditor, with Marina Nordera. Dance Discourses: Keywords in Dance Research. London: Routledge, 2007.
Mark Franko
  • The Dancing Body in Renaissance Choreography (c. 1416-1589). Birmingham, AL: Summa Publications, 1986. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancing Modernism/Performing Politics. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor, with Annette Richards. Acting on the Past: Historical Performance Across the Disciplines. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • The Work of Dance: Labor, Movement, and Identity in the 1930s. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
  • Excursion for Miracles: Paul Sanasardo, Donya Feuer and Studio for Dance (1955-1964). Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 2005. [Amazon listing]
  • La danse comme texte: idéologies du corps baroque. Paris: Editions Kargo, 2005.
  • Editor. Ritual and Event: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2006.
  • Plesati moderniaem/Uprizarjati politico. Trans. Alexandra Rekar. Ljubljana: En-Knap, 2006.
Sharon E. Friedler
  • Coeditor, with Susan B. Glazer. Dancing Female: Lives and Issues of Women in Contemporary Dance. Choreography and Dance Studies, vol. 12London and New York : Harwood/Routledge, 1997. [Amazon listing]
Lynn Garafola
  • Editor, trans., and introd. The Diaries of Marius Petipa. Studies in Dance History, 3, no. 1 (Spring 1992).
  • Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. Reprint, Cambridge, Mass.: Da Capo Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Of, By, and For the People: Dancing on the Left in the 1930s. Studies in Dance History, no. 5.1. Society of Dance History Scholars, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Rethinking the Sylph: New Perspectives on the Romantic Ballet. Studies in Dance History, no. 14/15. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. José Limón: An Unfinished Memoir. Introduction by Deborah Jowitt, foreword by Carla Maxwell, afterword by Norton Owen. Studies in Dance History, no. 17. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Eric Foner. Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Nancy Van Norman Baer. The Ballets Russes and Its World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2005. [Amazon listing]
Anne-Marie Gaston
  • Siva in Dance, Myth, and Iconography. Oxford University South Asian Studies. Delhi and New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. [Amazon listing]
  • Bharata Natyam: From Temple to Theatre. New Delhi: Manohar, 1996. [Amazon listing]
  • Krishna’s Musicians: Musicians and Music Making in the Temples of Nathdvara, Rajasthan. New Delhi: Manohar, 1997. [Amazon listing]
Beth Genné
  • The Making of a Choreographer: Ninette de Valois and "Bar aux Folies-Bergère. Studies in Dance History, no. 12. Society of Dance History Scholars, 1996. [Amazon listing]
Nadine George-Graves
  • The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender and Class in African American Theater 1900-1940. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Ralph Giordano
  • Social Dancing in America A History and Reference Volume 1: Fair Terpsichore to the Ghost Dance, 1607-1900. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. [Amazon listing]
  • Social Dancing in America A History and Reference Volume 2: Lindy Hop to Hip Hop, 1901-2000. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. [Amazon listing]
  • Satan in the Dance Hall: The Rev. John Roach Straton, Social Dancing, and Morality in 1920s New York City. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Claudia Gitelman
  • Dancing with Principle: Hanya Holm in Colorado, 1941–1983. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2001. [Amazon listing]
  • Liebe Hanya: Mary Wigman's Letters to Hanya Holm. Studies in Dance History, no. 20. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Randy Martin. The Returns of Alwin Nikolais: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Dance Canon. Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Barbara Palfy. On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012. [Amazon listing]
Moira Goff
  • The Incomparable Hester Santlow: A Dancer-Actress on the Georgian Stage. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Anita Gonzalez
  • Jarocho's Soul: Cultural Identity and Afro-Mexican Dance. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004. [Amazon listing]
Janet Goodridge
  • Rhythm and Timing of Movement in Performance: Drama, Dance, and Ceremony. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999. [Amazon listing]
Brenda Dixon Gottschild
  • Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996. Reprinted, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era. New York: St. Martins Press, 2000. Reprinted, New York: St. Martins Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
  • The Black Dancing Body: A Geography from Coon to Cool. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003. Reprinted, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005. [Amazon listing]
Ellen Graff
  • Stepping Left: Dance and Politics in New York City, 1928–1942. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997. [Amazon listing]
Joyce Greenberg
  • Coauthor, with Dorothy Bird. Bird’s Eye View: Dancing with Martha Graham and on Broadway. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. [Amazon listing]
Ann Hutchinson Guest
  • Labanotation: The System of Analyzing and Recording Movement. 3d ed. London and New York: Routledge, 1987. [Amazon listing]
  • Choreographics: A Comparison of Dance Notation Systems from the Fifteenth Century to the Present. London and New York: Routledge, 1989. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Claudia Jeschke. Nijinsky’s “Faune” Restored: A Study of Vaslav Nijinsky’s 1915 Dance Score "L’Après-midi d’un Faune" and His Dance Notation System. London and New York: Routledge, 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • Compiler. Dancer’s Glancer: A Quick Guide to Labanotation, the Method of Recording All Movement. London and New York: Routledge, 1992. [Amazon listing]
Ivor Forbes Guest
  • Fanny Elssler. London: A. & C. Black, 1970. [Amazon listing]
  • The Romantic Ballet in England: Its Development, Fulfillment, and Decline. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1972. [Amazon listing]
  • The Ballet of the Second Empire. London: Pitman Publishers, 1974. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1974. [Amazon listing]
  • Fanny Cerrito: The Life of a Romantic Ballerina. 2d rev. ed. London: Dance Books Ltd., 1974. [Amazon listing]
  • The Divine Virginia: A Biography of Virginia Zucchi. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1977. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Letters from a Ballet Master: The Correspondence of Arthur Saint-Léon. New York: Dance Horizons, 1981. [Amazon listing]
  • Adventures of a Ballet Historian: An Unfinished Memoir. Foreword by Mary Clarke, bibliography by Selma Landen Odom. New York: Dance Horizons, 1982. [Amazon listing]
  • Jules Perrot: Master of the Romantic Ballet. New York: Dance Horizons, 1984. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor and translator. Gautier on Dance, by Théophile Gautier. Hightstown, N.J.: Princeton Book Company, 1987. [Amazon listing]
  • Ballet in Leicester Square: The Alhambra and th Empire, 1860–1915. London: Dance Books Ltd., 1992. [Amazon listing]
  • The Ballet of the Enlightenment: The Establishment of the Ballet d’Action in France, 1770–1793. London: Dance Books Ltd., 1996. [Amazon listing]
  • Le ballet de l’Opéra de Paris: Trois siècles d’histoire et de tradition. 2d ed. Paris: Flammarion, 2001.
  • Ballet under Napoleon. London: Dance Books Ltd., 2002.
  • The Romantic Ballet in Paris. Exp. 3d ed. London: Dance Books Ltd., forthcoming.
Sandra Noll Hammond
  • Ballet: Beyond the Basics. Mayfield, 1982. [Amazon listing]
  • Ballet Basics. 4th ed. Mayfield, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor of commentaries, with Elizabeth Aldrich and Armand Russell. The Extraordinary ‘Dance Book T B. 1826&rsquo: An Anonymous Manuscript in Facsimile. Hillsdale, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Ballet Basics, Korean translation. Seoul, Korea: Eumaksekye, 2003.
  • Ballet Basics, 5th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Ballet Basics, Finnish translation as Piruetti, Baletin Perusteet. Helsinki, Finland: Art House Oy, 2006.
Judith Lynne Hanna
  • The Performer-Audience Connection: Emotion to Metaphor in Dance and Society. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983. [Amazon listing]
  • To Dance Is Human: A Theory of Nonverbal Communication. University of Chicago Press, 1987. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance, Sex, and Gender: Signs of Identity, Dominance, Defiance, and Desire. University of Chicago Press, 1988. [Amazon listing]
  • Partnering Dance and Education: Intelligent Moves for Changing Times. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics Publications, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancing for Health: Conquering and Preventing Stress. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2006. [Amazon listing]
  • Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy and a Christian Right. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012. [Amazon listing]
Rebecca Harris-Warrick
  • Coauthor, with Carol G. Marsh. Musical Theatre at the Court of Louis XIV: Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos. Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Bruce Alan Brown. The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: Gennaro Magri and his World. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. [Amazon listing]
Nancy G. Heller
  • Women Artists: An Illustrated History 4th expanded and revised edition. New York: Abbeville Press, 1987, 1991, 1997, and 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Jules Heller. North American Women Artists of the 20th Century: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Garland, 1995 and 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • Women Artists: Works from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. New York: Rizzoli International Publishers, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Why a Painting is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art. Princeton University Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
Alice Helpern
  • Editor. Martha Graham. Volume 5, part 2, of Choreography and Dance: An International Journal. London and New York: Routledge, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • The Technique of Martha Graham. Morgan & Morgan Press, 1994. [Amazon listing]
Doris Hering
  • Giselle and Albrecht: American Ballet Theatre’s Romantic Lovers. Performance photographs by Fred Fehl. New York: Dance Horizons, 1981. [Amazon listing]
Constance Valis Hill
  • Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers. Foreword by Gregory Hines. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Marian Horosko
  • Ballet Technique for the Male Dancer based on the teaching of Nikolai Ivanovich Tarasov. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancer's Survival Manual. New York City: Harper and Row, 1985.
  • Sleeping Beauty: The Ballet Story (for children). New York City: Harper & Row, 1985. [Amazon listing]
  • Martha Graham: The Evolution of Her Theory and Dance Training, 1926-1991. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • Pas de Deux based on the classes at the St. Petersburg Academy of Nikolai Serebrenikov, 2000 and in reprint, University Press of Florida/Gainesville. [Amazon listing]
  • Martha Graham: The Evolution of Her Theory and Dance Training. Revised edition. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002. [Amazon listing]
  • May O'Donnell: Modern Dance Pioneer. Gainesville: University Press, of Florida, 2005. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancer's Survival Manual. Reprint. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Carla Stalling Huntington
  • Hip Hop Dance: Meanings and Messages. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Publishers, 2007. [Amazon listing]
  • Black Social Dance in Television Advertising: An Analytical History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Publishers, 2011. [Amazon listing]
Sydney Hutchinson
  • From Quebradita to Duranguense: Dance in Mexican Youth Culture. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Judith Brin Ingber
  • Victory Dances: The Story of Fred Berk, a Modern-Day Jewish Dancing Master. Tel Aviv: Israel Dance Library, 1985. Minneapolis: Emmett, 1985. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Jewish Dance, a special issue of Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review 20 (Spring 2000). Arlington, Va.: American Folklore Society.
  • Editor. Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2011.[Amazon listing]
Naomi M. Jackson
  • Converging Movements: Modern Dance and Jewish Culture at the 92nd Street Y. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Susan Jones
Stephanie Jordan
  • Striding Out: Aspects of Contemporary and New Dance in Britain. London: Dance Books Ltd., 1992. [Amazon listing]
  • Moving Music: Dialogues with Music in Twentieth-Century Ballet. Hightstown, N.J.: Princeton Book Company, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Andrée Grau. Europe Dancing: Perspectives on Theatre Dance and Cultural Identity. London and New York: Routledge, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Preservation Politics: Dance Revived, Reconstructed, Remade. Hightstown, N.J.: Princeton Book Company, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Deborah Jowitt
  • Time and the Dancing Image. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1989. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Meredith Monk. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor. Not Just Any Body: Advancing Health, Well-being, and Excellence in Dance and Dancers. Owen Sound, Ont.: The Ginger Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Adrienne L. Kaeppler
  • Hula Pahu: Hawaiian Drum Dances: Ha’A and Hula Pahu: Sacred Movements. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Anthropology, no. 3. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Jacob W. Love. Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, volume 9: Australia and the Pacific Islands. New York: Garland, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Amy Henderson. Exhibiting Dilemmas: Issues of Representation at the Smithsonian. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Elsie Ivancich Dunin. Dance Structures: Perspectives on the Analysis of Human Movement. Szeged, Hungary: Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Szeged.
Ketu H. Katrak
  • Contemporary Indian Dance: New Creative Choreography in India and the Diaspora. UK & US: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.[Amazon listing]
Kate Van Winkle Keller
  • Coeditor, with Genevieve Shimer. The Playford Ball, 103 Early English Country Dances, 1651-1820, as interpreted by Cecil Sharp and his Followers. Pennington, NJ: A Cappella Press, 1990. Also published in Studies in Dance History, 1/2 (Spring/Summer 1990). 2nd edition, Northampton: Country Dance and Song Society, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance and Its Music in America, 1528-1789. Hillsdale: Pendragon Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
  • “If the Company can do it!” Technique in Eighteenth-Century American Social Dance. New York: Historical Dance Foundation, 1990. 3rd edition: Annapolis: Colonial Music Institute, 2007.
Alexandra Kolb
  • Performing Femininty: Dance and Literature in German Modernism. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Dance and Politics. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010. [Amazon listing]
Katja Kolcio
  • Movable Pillars: Organizing Dance, 1956-1978. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010. [Amazon listing]
Amy Koritz
  • Gendering Bodies / Performing Arts: Dance and Literature in Early Twentieth-Century British Culture. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
Rebekah Kowal
  • How To Do Things with Dance: Performing Change in Postwar America. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010.[Amazon listing]
Anthea Kraut
  • Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.[Amazon listing]
Connie Kreemer
  • Further Steps: Fifteen Choreographers on Modern Dance. New York: Harper & Row, Inc., 1987. [Amazon listing]
  • Further Steps 2: Fourteen Choreographers on What's the RAGE in Dance. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Sali Ann Kriegsman
  • Modern Dance in America: The Bennington Years. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall & Co., 1981. [Amazon listing]
Kimerer LaMothe
  • Between Dancing and Writing: The Practice of Religious Studies. New York: Fordham University Press, November 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan Press, February 2006. [Amazon listing]
Janet Adshead Lansdale
  • Coeditor, with June Layson. Dance History: An Introduction. 2d ed. London and New York: Routledge, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Dancing Texts: Intertexuality in Interpretation. Hightstown, N.J.: Princeton Book Company, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Pierre Lapointe
  • Trois danseurs intrépides: Montréal, 1940 et 1950. Montreal: Éditions F. Breton, 1999.
Rachmi Diyah Larasati
  • The Dance That Makes You Vanish: Cultural Reconstruction in Post Genocide Indonesia. Minneapolis: Univ. Of Minnesota Press, 2013. [Publisher's listing] [Amazon listing]
Carol Lee
  • Ballet in Western Culture: A History of Its Origins and Evolution. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1999, Second Edition Routledge, 2002. [Amazon listing]
Dawn Lille
  • As Dawn Lille Horwitz. Michel Fokine. New York: Twayne, 1985. [Amazon listing]
Allana Lindgren
  • From Automatism to Modern Dance: Francoise Sullivan with Franziska Boas in New York. Toronto: Dance Collection Danse Press/es, 2003. [Amazon listing]
Richard A. Long
  • Afro-American Writing: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1985. [Amazon listing]
  • The Black Tradition in American Dance. Photographs selected and annotated by Joe Nash. New York: Rizzoli, 1989. London: Prion, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • African Americans: A Portrait. Foreword by Maya Angelou. New York: Crescent Books, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Grown Deep: Essays on the Harlem Renaissance. Winter Park, FL: Four-G Publishers, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • One More Time: Harlem Renaissance History & Historicism. Elizabeth, NJ: The FIRE!! Press, 2006. [Amazon listing]
Alessandra Lopez y Royo
  • Editor, as Alessandra Iyer. South Asian Dance: The British Experience. London and New York: Harwood/Routledge, 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • As Alessandra Iyer. Prambanan: Sculpture and Dance in Ancient Java; A Study in Dance Iconography. Bangkok: White Lotus, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor, as Alessandra Iyer. Indonesian Performing Arts: Tradition in Transition. Special issue, Contemporary Theatre Review 11.1&2. London and New York: Harwood/Routledge, 2001.
Julie Malnig
  • Dancing till Dawn: A Century of Exhibition Ballroom Dance. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1992. [Amazon listing]
Susan A. Manning
  • Ecstasy and the Demon: Feminism and Nationalism in the Dances of Mary Wigman. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
Carol G. Marsh
  • Coauthor, with Rebecca Harris-Warrick. Musical Theatre at the Court of Louis XIV: Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos. Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Amazon listing]
Carol Martin
  • Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture of the 1920s and 1930s. Foreword by Brooks McNamara. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance: On and Beyond the Stage. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Henry Bial. Bertolt Brecht: A Critical Anthology. London and New York: Routledge, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Randy Martin
  • Performance as Political Act: The Embodied Self. "Critical Perspectives in Social Theory" series of Bergin and Garvey Publishers/Greenwood Press. January, 1990. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor, with Michael E. Brown, Frank Rosengarten, and George Snedeker. New Studies in the Politics and Culture of U.S. Communism. Monthly Review Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Socialist Ensembles: Theater and State in Cuba and Nicaragua. Cultural Politics Series. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Politics. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Chalk Lines: The Politics of Work in the Managed University.& Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Toby Miller. SportCult. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • On Your Marx: Relinking Socialism and the Left. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
  • Financialization of Daily Life. Labor in Crisis Series. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Mary Schmidt Campbell. Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts. New York: Routledge, 2006. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Claudia Gitelman. The Returns of Alwin Nikolais: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Dance Canon. Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
  • An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management. Social Text Books, Duke University Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Francis Mason
  • Coauthor, with George Balanchine. 101 Stories of the Great Ballets. Reissue ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1975. [Amazon listing]
  • Compiler. I Remember Balanchine: Recollections of the Ballet Master by Those Who Knew Him. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1991. [Amazon listing]
Juliet McMains
  • Glamour Addiction: Inside the American Ballroom Dance Industry. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006. [Amazon listing]
Elizabeth McPherson
  • The Contributions of Martha Hill to American Dance and Dance Education, 1900-1995. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor and compiler. The Bennington School of the Dance: A History in Writings and Interviews. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2013. [Amazon listing]
Moe Meyer
  • Editor. The Politics and Poetics of Camp. London and New York: Routledge, 1994. [Amazon listing]
Judith Milhous
  • Coauthor, with Curtis Alexander Price and Robert D. Hume. Italian Opera in Late Eighteenth- Century London, volume 1, The King’s Theatre, Haymarket, 1778–1791. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Gabriella Dideriksen and Robert D. Hume. Italian Opera in Late Eighteenth- Century London, volume 2: The Pantheon Opera and Its Aftermath, 1789–1795. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Nèlida Monés Mestre
  • Editor. I JORNADAS DE DANZA E INVESTIGACIÓN, Los libros de danza s.l, FEAPD, Ministerio de Cultura, ISBN 84-607-1672-4
  • Editor. II JORNADAS DE DANZA E INVESTIGACIÓN, Los libros de danza s.l, FEADP,Ministerio de Cultura, December 2000, Barcelona
  • Editor. III JORNDAS DE DANZA E INVESTIGACI*Oacute;N, Los libros de danza s.l, March 2003,FEADP, Ministerio de Cultura, Barcelona, ISBN 84-607-2365-8
Carol-Lynne Moore
  • Movement and Making Decisions: The Body-Mind Connection in the Workplace. New York: Dance & Movement Press/Rosen, 2005. [Amazon listing]
  • The Harmonic Structure of Movement, Music, and Dance According to Rudolf Laban: An Examination of His Unpublished Writings and Drawings. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009. [Amazon listing]
  • Co-author, with Kaoru Yamamoto. Beyond Words: Movement Observation and Analysis, second edition. London: Routledge, 2012. [Amazon listing]
Joyce Morgenroth
  • Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft. London and New York: Routledge, 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance Improvisations. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987. [Amazon listing]
Gay Morris
  • A Game for Dancers: Performing Modernism in the Postwar Years, 1945-1960. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2006. [Amazon listing]
Jacqueline Shea Murphy
  • Coeditor, with Ellen W. Goellner. Bodies of the Text: Dance as Theory, Literature as Dance. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Sally Ann Ness
  • Coeditor, with Carrie Noland. Migrations of Gesture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Jennifer Nevile
  • The Eloquent Body: Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-Century Italy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250-1750. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. [Amazon listing]
Mary Anne Santos Newhall
  • Mary Wigman. New York and London: Routledge, 2008.
Larraine Nicholas
  • Dancing in Utopia: Dartington Hall and its Dancers. Alton, Hampshire: Dance Books, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Marina Nordera
  • Coeditor, with Susanne Franco. Dance Discourses: Keywords in Dance Research. London: Routledge, 2007.
Selma Odom
  • Coeditor, with Mary Jane Warner. Canadian Dance: Visions and Stories. Toronto: Dance Collection Danse, 2004.
M. Cynthia Oliver
  • Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean. Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2009. [Amazon listing]
Flavia Pappacena
  • Tecnica della danza classica. La coordinazione. Roma: Gremese, 1985 (2. ed.: 1993).
  • Tecnica della danza classica. L'impostazione. Roma: Gremese, 1986 (2. ed.: 1993).
  • Editor. Complete Manual of Classical Dance: Enrico Cecchetti Method. Introduction by Grazioso Cecchetti. Rome: Gremese Editore, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Excelsior: Documenti e Saggi / Documents and Essays. Rome: Di Giacomo Editore, 1998.
  • Tecnica della danza classica, il ritmo, Roma. Gremese: 1988. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Marina Gendel. Musiche per l'accompagnamento della lezione di danza, I, II e III corso di Tecnica accademica, n. monografico di Chorégraphie, Studi e ricerche sulla danza. Roma: Di Giacomo. 1995.
  • Editor. Cecchetti, Grazioso, Classical Dance. A Complete Manual of the Cecchetti Method, 2 voll. Rome: Gremese, 1997, 1998. Italian edition: Manuale completo di danza classica, metodo E. Cecchetti, 2 voll. Roma: Gremese, 1995, 1997 (2. ed., PBA: 2002, 2003). French edition: La danse classique, Manuel complet de la Méthode Cecchetti, 2 voll. Rome: Gremese, 1997, 1998 (2. ed., PBA: 2005, 2006).
  • General Editor. Albano Roberta, Scafidi Nadia, Zambon Rita, La Danza in Italia, Roma, Gremese 1998. French edition: Le Ballet en Italie. Rome: Gremese 1998.
  • Teoria della danza classica, I vol. Posizioni, pose e ports de bras. Roma: Gremese, 2001 (2. ed. aggiornata e ampliata: 2003).
  • Teoria della danza classica, II vol. L’analisi anatomica dei movimenti. Roma: Gremese, 2002 (2. ed. aggiornata e ampliata Teoria della danza classica, Analisi strutturale-anatomica: 2005).
  • Excelsior. Documenti e saggi / Excelsior. Documents and Essays. Roma: Di Giacomo, 1998 (with VHS).
  • Ricostruzione della linea stilistica di Carlo Blasis. Roma: Meltemi, 2003.
  • Il Trattato di Danza di Carlo Blasis 1820-1830 / Carlo Blasis' Treatise on Dance 1820–1830. Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2005.
  • Arthur Saint-Léon, La Sténochorégraphie. Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2006.
  • Editor. Blasis Charles, Traité de l'Art de la Danse, Texte établi par Flavia Pappacena. Rome: Gremese, 2007.
  • Coeditor, with A. Alberti. Vaganova, Agrippina, Le Basi della danza classica (translation of the 1948 Russian edition). Roma: Gremese, 2007.
Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
  • Modern Dance in Germany and the United States: Crosscurrents and Influences. Choreography and Dance Studies, vol. 5. London and New York: Harwood/Routledge, 1995. [Amazon listing]
Alice Patelson
  • Portrait of a Dancer, Memories of Balanchine: An Autobiography. New York: Vantage Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
John O. Perpener III
  • African-American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Frank-Manuel Peter
  • Valeska Gert, Tänzerin, Schauspielerin, Kabarettistin: Eine dokumentarische Biographie. Foreword by Volker Schlöndorff. Berlin: Hentrich, 1985 (2.ed.: 1987). [Amazon listing]
  • Co-Author, with Hedwig Müller and Garnet Schuldt. Dore Hoyer, Tänzerin. Berlin: Hentrich 1992.
  • Editor. Der Tänzer Harald Kreutzberg. Berlin: Hentrich, 1997.
  • Editor. Birgit Åkesson. Post-Modern Dance from Sweden. (in English, German and Swedish). Köln/Cologne: Wienand, 1998. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Isadora and Elizabeth Duncan in Germany. (in English and German). Köln/Cologne: Wienand, 2000.
  • Editor. Etwas ganz Neues muss entstehen: Kurt Jooss und das Tanztheater, by Patricia Stöckemann. München/Munich: K. Kieser Verlag, 2001.
  • Co-Editor, with Rainer Stamm. Die Sacharoffs. Two Dancers within the Blaue Reiter Circle. Köln/Cologne: Wienand, 2002
  • Editor. Giselle ou Les Wilis: Ballet fantastique en deux actes. Faksimile der Notation von Henri Justamant aus den 1860er Jahren. Ergänzt durch Therese von Artner "Der Willi-Tanz. Eine slavische Volkssage" aus dem Jahr 1822. Hildesheim, Zürich, New York: OLMS, 2008.
Carol M. Press
  • The Dancing Self: Creativity, Modern Dance, Self Psychology and Transformative Education. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
Stephen D. Press
  • Prokofiev's Ballets for Diaghilev. London: Ashgate Publishers, Ltd, forthcoming, 2003. [Amazon listing]
Naima Prevots
  • Dancing in the Sun: Hollywood Choreographers, 1915–1937. Theater and Dramatic Studies, no. 44. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1987. [Amazon listing]
  • American Pageantry: A Movement for Art and Democracy. Theater and Dramatic Studies, no. 61. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1990. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance for Export: Cultural Diplomacy and the Cold War. Introduction by Eric Foner. Studies in Dance History, no. 16. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
Jane Pritchard
  • Les Ballets 1933. Exhibition catalog. Introduction by Nancy Lasselle. Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: National Museum of Dance, 1990. [Amazon listing]
Dee Reynolds
  • Rhythmic Subjects: Uses of Energy in the Dances of Mary Wigman, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. London: Dance Books, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Nancy Reynolds
  • Repertory in Review: Forty Years of the New York City Ballet. Introduction by Lincoln Kirstein. New York: Dial Press, 1977. [Amazon listing]
  • The Dance Catalog: A Complete Guide to Today’s World of Dance. New York: Harmony Books, 1979. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Susan Reimer Torn. In Performance: A Companion to the Classics of the Dance. New York: Harmony Books, 1980. Reissued as Dance Classics: A Viewer’s Guide to the Best-Loved Ballets and Modern Dances. Chicago: A Capella Books, 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • Research director. Choreography by George Balanchine: A Catalogue of Works. Edited by Harvey Simmonds. Rev. ed. New York: Viking Press, 1984. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Malcolm McCormick. No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Remembering Lincoln. New York: Ballet Society, 2007. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Choreography by George Balanchine: A Catalogue of Works (internet edition, revised and updated). New York: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008.
Frank W. D. Ries
  • The Dance Theatre of Jean Cocteau. Theatre and Dramatic Studies, no. 33. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI Research Press, 1986. [Amazon listing]
Marta Robertson
  • Coauthor, with Robin Armstrong. Aaron Copland: A Guide to Research. New York: Garland, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Janet Lynn Roseman
  • Beach Blanket Babylon: A Hats-Off Tribute to San Francisco’s Most Extraordinary Musical Revue. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance Masters: Interviews with Legends of Dance. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. [Amazon listing]
  • The Way of the Woman Writer. 2nd edition. New York: The Haworth Press, 2003. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance Was Her Religion: The Spiritual Choreography of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis and Martha Graham. Prescott, Arizona: Hohm Press, 2004. Amazon listing]
Janice Ross
  • Moving Lessons: Margaret H’Doubler and the Beginning of Dance in American Education. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
  • Natural Dance, Dance photographs by Hal Eastman. Forward by Janice Ross. Boise, Idaho: Peregrine Images, 2003. [Amazon listing]
  • Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
  • San Francisco Ballet at Seventy-Five. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Lucia Ruprecht
  • Dances of the Self in Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Heinrich Heine. Hampshire, England and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2006. [Amazon listing]
Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter
  • Reformers and Visionaries: The Americanization of the Art of Dance. New York: Dance Horizons, 1979. [Amazon listing]
  • The Cultivation of Body and Mind in Nineteenth-Century American Delsartism. Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, no. 56. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1999. [Amazon listing]
Lisa Jo Sagolla
  • The Girl Who Fell Down: A Biography of Joan McCracken. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2003. [Amazon listing]
Louis Scheeder
  • Coauthor, with Shane Ann Younts. All the Words on Stage: A Shakespeare Pronouncing Dictionary. Lyme, N.H.: Smith & Kraus, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Christena L. Schlundt
  • Tamiris: A Chronicle of Her Dance Career, 1927–1955. New York: New York Public Library, 1972. [Amazon listing]
  • Coauthor, with Judith L. Schwartz. French Court Dance and Dance Music: A Guide to Primary Source Writings, 1643–1789. Dance and Music Series, no. 1. Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1987. [Amazon listing]
  • Dance in the Musical Theatre: Jerome Robbins and His Peers, 1934–1965; A Guide. New York: Garland, 1989. [Amazon listing]
  • Daniel Nagrin: A Chronicle of His Professional Career. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997.
Judith L. Schwartz
  • Coauthor, with Christena L. Schlundt. French Court Dance and Dance Music: A Guide to Primary Source Writings, 1643–1789. Dance and Music Series, no. 1. Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press, 1987. [Amazon listing]
Paul Scolieri
  • Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013. [Amazon listing]
Barbara Sellers-Young
  • Breathing, Movement, Exploration. New York: Applause, 2001. [Amazon listing]
  • Teaching Personality with Gracefulness: Transmission of Japanese Cultural Values through Traditional Dance Theatre. Maryland: University Press of America, 2002. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor, with Anthony Shay. Belly Dance: Orientalism, Transnationalism, and Harem Fantasy. California: Mazda Press, 2005. [Amazon listing].
Anthony Shay
  • Choreophobia: Solo Improvised Dance in the Iranian World. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Choreographic Politics: State Folk Dance Ensembles, Representation and Power. Hanover and London : Wesleyan University Press, 2002. [Amazon listing]
  • Coeditor with Barbara Sellers-Young. Belly Dance: Orientalism, Transnationalism and Harem Fantasy. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 2005. [Amazon listing]
  • Choreographing Identities: Ethnicity, Folk Dance, and Festival in North America. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2006. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Balkan Dance: Essays on Characteristics, Performance and Teaching. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co, 2008. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancing Across Borders: The Americans Fascination with Exotic Dances. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2008. Forthcoming. [Amazon listing]
Marcia B. Siegel
  • At the Vanishing Point: A Critic Looks at Dance. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1972. [Amazon listing]
  • Please Run on the Playground. Hartford: Connecticut Commission on the Arts, 1975.
  • Watching the Dance Go By. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. [Amazon listing]
  • The Shapes of Change: Images of American Dance. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1979. Reprinted, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. [Amazon listing]
  • The Tail of the Dragon: New Dance 1976-1982. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • Days on Earth: The Dance of Doris Humphrey. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. Reprinted, Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Howling Near Heaven: Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006. [Amazon listing]
  • Mirrors and Scrims: The Life and Afterlife of Ballet. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010. [Amazon listing]
Deidre Sklar
  • Dancing with the Virgin: Body and Faith in the Fiesta of Tortugas, New Mexico. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Susanna Sloat
  • Editor. Caribbean Dance from Abakuá1; to Zout: How Movement Shapes Identity. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2002. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010. [Amazon listing]
Marian Smith
  • Ballet and Opera in the Age of "Giselle." Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Janet M. Soares
  • Louis Horst: Musician in a Dancer's World. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Martha Hill and the Making of American Dance. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2009. [Amazon listing]
Elizabeth Souritz
  • Soviet Choreographers in the 1920s. Translated from Russian by Lynn Visson and edited, with additional translation, by Sally Banes. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1990. [Amazon listing]
  • Carlo Blasis in Russia. Translated from Russian by Irene Huntoon; preface by Selma Jeanne Cohen. Studies in Dance History, vol. 4.2. Society of Dance History Scholars, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Ballet Master A. A. Gorski: Materials, Reminiscences, Articles (in Russian). Saint Petersburg: Dmitri Bulanin, 2000.
Debra Hickenlooper Sowell
  • The Christensen Brothers: An American Dance Epic. Choreography and Dance Studies, vol. 16. London: Harwood/Routledge , 1998. [Amazon listing]
Francis Sparshott
  • A Measured Pace: Toward a Philosophical Understanding of the Arts of Dance. Toronto Studies in Philosophy. University of Toronto Press, 1995. [Amazon listing]
  • The Future of Aesthetics: The 1996 Ryle Lectures. Toronto Studies in Philosophy. University of Toronto Press, 1998. [Amazon listing]
Barbara Sparti
  • Editor and translator. On the Practice or Art of Dancing, by Guglielmo Ebreo of Pesaro. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor, with Judy Van Zile. Imaging Dance: Visual Representations of Dancers and Dancing. Germany: Olms, 2011. [More information]
Iris J. Stewart
  • Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality through Movement and Ritual. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions International, 2000. [Amazon listing]
Julia Sutton
  • Translator and editor. Courtly Dance of the Renaissance: A New Translation and Edition of the "Nobiltá di Dame" (1600), by Fabritio Caroso. Music transcribed and edited by F. Marian Walker. New York: Dover, 1995. [Amazon listing]
Katherine Teck
  • Music for the Dance: Reflections on a Collaborative Art Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1989. [Amazon listing]
  • Movement to Music: Musicians in the Dance Studio Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1990. [Amazon listing]
  • Ear Training for the Body: A Dancer's Guide to Music Pennington, NJ: Princeton Book Company, Publishers, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Making Music for Modern Dance: Collaboration in the Formative Years of a New American Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. [Amazon listing]
Iro Valaskakis Tembeck
  • As Iro Tembeck. Dancing in Montreal: Seeds of a Choreographic History. Translated from the French and revised by the author. Studies in Dance History, vol. 5.2. Society of Dance History Scholars, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • La danse comme paysage: Sources, traditions, innovations. Éditions de l'Institut Québécois de Recherche sur la Culture. Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 2002.
Karl Toepfer
  • Theatre, Aristocracy, and Pornocracy: The Orgy Calculus. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910–1935. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997. [Amazon listing]
Emiko Tokunaga
  • Yuriko, and American Japanese Dancer: To Wash in the Rain and Polish With the Wind. New York: Tokunaga Dance Co., 2008.
Linda J. Tomko
  • Dancing Class: Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Divides in American Dance, 1890–1920. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. [Amazon listing]
Iris Hsin-chun Tuan
  • Alternative Theater in Taiwan: Feminist and Intercultural Approaches. New York: Cambria Press, 2007. [Amazon listing]
Sharry Traver Underwood
  • No Daughter of Mine is Going to Be a Dancer!: Dancing for Agnes de Mille and the Giants of Dance in the 40s. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. [Amazon listing]
Elisa Guzzo Vaccarino
  • Editor and Introduction. Biennale Danza catalogues. Venice: Biennale and Marsilio 2005: Body Attack; 2006: Under Skin; 2007: Body & Eros; 2008: Beauty.
Judy Van Zile
  • Dance in Africa, Asia, and thePacific: Selected Readings. New York: MSS Information Corp., 1976. [Amazon listing]
  • The Japanese Bon Dance in Hawaii. Drawings by Ellen Van Spyke. Kalilua, Hawaii: Press Pacifica, 1982. [Amazon listing]
  • Perspectives on Korean Dance. Hanover, N.H., and London: University Press of New England for Wesleyan University Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor, with Barbara Sparti. Imaging Dance: Visual Representations of Dancers and Dancing. Germany: Olms, 2011. [More information]
David Vaughan
  • Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, Chronicle and Commentary, edited by Melissa Harris. New York: Aperture, 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • Frederick Ashton and His Ballets. 2d ed. London: Dance Books Ltd., 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Merce Cunningham: Fifty Forward from Ocean to Ocean, director/media design by Anita Cheng and Ronaldo Kiel. New York: Merce Cunningham Foundation, 2005. (CD-ROM supplement to Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, Chronicle and Commentary) [Amazon listing]
  • Merce Cunningham/Fifty Forward/"from Ocean to Ocean." New York: Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2005. CD-ROM. [Amazon listing]
Patrizia Veroli
  • I Sakharoff, un mito della danza: Fra teatro e avanguardie artistiche. Bologna: Edizioni Bora, 1991. [Amazon listing]
  • Milloss: Un maestro della coreografia tra espressionismo e classicitá. Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1996. [Amazon listing]
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  • Coauthor, with José Sasportes. 1900–1950: All ricerca dell’Ottocento perduto. A volume in the series "La danza italiana." Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 1999.
  • Baccanti e dive dell’aria: Donne, danza, e società in Italia, 1900–1945. Città di Castello: Casa Editrice Edimond, 2001.
  • La bella addormentata nel bosco, illustrated by Giuliano Ghelli, preface by Marina Nordera. Palermo: L'EPOS 2003.
  • Coauthor, with Augusto Traina. Gabriele D'Annunzio: Le immagini di un mito. Palermo: L'EPOS 2003.
  • Coeditor, with Inge Baxmann, Claire Rousier. Les Archives Internationales de la Danse 1931-1952. Pantin: Centre National de la Danse 2006.
  • Coauthor, with Debra Sowell, Madison Sowell, Francesca Falcone. Il balletto romantico. Tesori della Collezione Sowell. Palermo: L'EPOS 2007.
  • Coeditor, with Barbara Nomellini. Isadora Duncan: L'arte della danza. Palermo: L'EPOS, 2007.
Kariamu Welsh-Asante
  • Coeditor, with Molefi K. Sante. African Culture: The Rhythms of Unity. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1989. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. The African Aesthetic: Keeper of the Traditions. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1994. [Amazon listing]
  • Editor. African Dance: An Artistic, Historical, and Philosophical Inquiry. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1996. [Amazon listing]
  • Zimbabwe Dance: Rhythmic Forces, Ancestral Voices, and Aesthetic Analysis. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 1997. [Amazon listing]
  • Umfundalai: An African Dance Technique. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2001. [Amazon listing]
Joan M. White
  • Editor. Twentieth-Century Dance in Britain: A History of Major Dance Companies in Britain. London: Dance Books Ltd., 1985. [Amazon listing]
Susan L. Wiesner
  • Framing Dance Writing: A Corpus Linguistics Approach. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011. [Amazon listing]
David Wilson
  • D. R. Wilson, Domenico of Piacenza (Paris Bibliothèque Nationale, MS ital. 972), transcribed and edited, with an introduction, = Sources for Early Dance: Series 1, Fifteenth-Century Italy, 1. Cambridge: Early Dance Circle, 1988 (out of print; revised edition in preparation).
  • David Wilson, >i>101 Italian Dances (c.1450 - c.1510): a critical translation. Cambridge: National Resource Centre for Historical Dance, 1999.
  • David Wilson, Early Renaissance Dance c.1445 - c.1535: a brief guide to the sources. Cambridge: National Resource Centre for Historical Dance, 2003.
  • D. R. Wilson, The Steps used in Court Dancing in Fifteenth-Century Italy (third revised & enlarged edition). Cambridge: the author, 2003.
Yutian Wong
  • Choreographing Asian America. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010. [Amazon listing]
Helena Wulff
  • Ballet across Borders: Career and Culture in the World of Dancers. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1999. [Amazon listing]
  • Dancing at the Crossroads: Memory and Mobility in Ireland. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, hb 2007, pb 2008. [Amazon listing]
SDHS publications

Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

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Conference 2014: Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing
A Joint Conference of The Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and The Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
13–16 November 2014
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