Maya Angelou: Poems
. New York: Random House, 1986. This is an excellent collection of poems which may be used for both dance composition and choreography.
Breitman, George; Porter, Herman; Smith, Baxter.
The Assassition of Malcolm X
. New York: Pathfinder Press, Inc., 1976. It is a must-read for anyone considering choreographing a piece based on the life of Malcolm X.
Brofsky, Howard; Bamberger, Jeanne Shapiro.
The Art of Listening: Developing Musical Perception
. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1969. For the teacher interested in the fundamentals of harmony and rhythm, provides excellent chronology.
The Dance Workshop
. London, Gaia Books Ltd., 1986. Useful book for dance exercises and combination examples.
The Interpretation of Music
. New York and Evanston: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1963. Provides detailed literature and illustrations for those teachers interested in music compositions.
Like Water for Chocolate
. New York: Bantom Doubleday Dell Publishing Grouo, Inc. (English translation), 1992. For those teachers who are considering creating ballets, this is an excellent choice.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
. United States: Ballantine Books, 1964-165. This book is the result of the collaboration of Malcolm X and Mr. Haley, for teachers considering an autobiographical tribute through dance.
. New York: Variety Arts, 1981,1993. Wonderful edition which is ideal for classroom use.
. New York: Doubleday, 1993. Enjoyable reading for dance teachers, students, and novices.
. United States: Ganis and Harris, 1963,1970. Great account of the dancer’s discipline, maintenance, and routines.
. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1973. Without a doubt, powerful reading and imagery; excellent selections for creating a ballet production.
Note: This is also the author’s bibliography.