Feature: Christmas Gifts 2012

Monday 17 December 2012 by Sarah Kearney

The Pina Bausch Sourcebook

Looking for last minute ideas for presents? Here’s a few with dance appeal…

The Pina Bausch Sourcebook
World Cities 2012 – the major series of ten productions by Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal presented in London this summer were the highlight of the year for many of us. This series of essays, edited by Royd Climenhaga includes contributions from many academics and journalists, looking at the making of tanztheater. RRP £24.99 Buy on Amazon

London 2012 Olympic Games and London 2012 Paralympic Games – DVDs The other highlight of this summer! The video round up of the London 2012 Games includes Danny Boyle’s director’s cut of the Opening Ceremony – featuring sequences by Akram Khan and Kenrick H2O Sandy – and thousands of volunteer dancers.
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The London 2012 Paralympic Games includes 90 minutes of highlights from the Games plus the Opening and Closing Ceremonies (which included performances by Candoco Dance Company)
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body:language Booklets #1 – 7
Hot off the press – a series of booklets featuring talks with dance makers who have appeared in the body:language series of talks at Sadler’s Wells between 2008 and 2011. The first seven include Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan, Rosemary Butcher, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion, Tim Etchells, Dana Caspersen and Alain Platel. £35 (plus post & packing) for the set. Buy online

Look Before You Leap: an advice and rights guide for choreographers.
Dance UK have updated their essential handbook for dance makers. ‘My advice to choreographers is read this now! A clear and accessible guide full of very practical, good advice for the business side of the choreography’ says choreographer Lea Anderson. our review
£20.99, including post & packing (non Dance UK members) Buy online

StreetDance 2 - DVD (2012)
The sequel to the successful StreetDance film, StreetDance 2 tells the story of streetdancer Ash (Falk Hentshel), with new friend Eddie (George Sampson), who set off to gather the greatest streetdancers from around Europe, falling in love with beautiful salsa dancer Eva (Sofia Boutella) in Paris. Featuring Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless and Akai, winner of Got To Dance.
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The Astaires: Fred & Adele – Book (2012)
Before ‘Fred and Ginger’, there was ‘Fred and Adele’, a show business partnership and a cultural sensation like no other. The story of brother and sister Fred and Adele Astaire is told here in depth…
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Circus Experience Days – Gift vouchers
Definitely more interesting than slippers or bubble bath. Buy vouchers to one of Circus Space’s Experience Days and give your friend or loved one the opportunity to try the flying trapeze, acrobatic balancing, tightwire walking or juggling.
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