A firsthand look at the realities of life as a professional ballet dancer, showing what it takes to live a life dedicated to the perfection of the art form.253 pp.
Editors Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver have assembled an array of seasoned practitioners and scholars who trace the numerous histories of jazz dance and examine various aspects of the field, including trends, influences, training, race, aesthetics, international appeal, and its relationship to tap, rock, indie, black concert dance and Latin dance.310 pp.
In this unique collection, critics, musicians, scholars and fans describe how they have been moved, shaped and challenged by Bruce Springsteen's music.260 pp.
Tells the story of African American actors, playwrights, directors and producers who worked to carve out a space for authentic Black voices onstage and in every venue from the early 19th century to the dawn of the Civil Rights era.234 pp.
Takes readers on a guided tour through the past 100 years of politically-conscious popular music, covering a wide variety of genres, including reggae, country, metal and soul.236 pp.