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Always With You: A true story of love, loss...and hope
by Shalini Bhalla-Lucas

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

July 17, 2018

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At 21, Shalini Bhalla knew where she was heading in life. <br /><br />Born into a successful Indian family in Kenya, Shalini – at university in England - was preparing to one day take over the family business. Everything was mapped out… until she met and fell in love with her English neighbour, Jeremy. Then her world turned upside down.<br /><br />For the first time in her life she found herself at odds with her parents and was faced with an agonising choice: to follow her heart or to submit to her parents’ wishes.<br /><br />Shalini’s decision would take her on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery – one that took in family estrangement, severe depression, spiritual and physical renewal, devastating loss and, finally, hope. <br /><br />Always With You is the gripping and inspiring story of one woman who found the strength and courage to carve out her own path… <br /><br /> Above all it is a testament to the power of love. <br />
Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America
by Blaze Starr Leslie Zemeck...

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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<DIV><B>“A well-researched, intimate portrait of burlesque and the women who teased and seduced their ways into the hearts of the American public” (<B>Nancy Powell).</B></B><BR />  <BR /> Burlesque was one of America’s most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque is often vilified, misunderstood, and left out of the history books.<BR />  <BR /><I>Behind the Burly Q</I> is a painstakingly researched love letter to the women and men who once made up the community of burlesque. Its dish on backstage rivalries and treasure trove of vintage photographs is enough to make historians and fans of classic erotica swoon. The personal and surprising stories of the women and men who lived it—through their own salty reminiscences—reveal the true story of the golden age of burlesque, even as it experiences a new renaissance.<BR />  <BR /> “This rich history, rife with vibrant quotes and first-hand insights from burlesque’s biggest dancers, is indispensable for fans of the ribald pastime.” —<I>Publishers Weekly</I><BR />  <BR /> “An affectionate and historically valuable document of an intriguing, little-served corner of American entertainment.” —<I>Kirkus Reviews</I><BR />  <BR /> “Utterly entertaining . . . Insightful, fascinating.” —Ernest Hardy<B>, </B><I>The Village Voice</I><BR />  <BR /> “Charming . . . The present-day interviews with these women are a delight and also poignant, partly because of the contrast between their older and younger selves, though mostly because of the lives they lived.” —Manohla Dargis, <I>The New York Times</I></DIV>
Eurythmy Rhythm, Dance (Rudolf Steiner's Ideas in Practice Series...
by Thomas Poplawski

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 31, 1997

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A concise and fully illustrated introduction to the principles and practice of Eurythmy, the new art of movement initiated by Rudolf Steiner at the turn of the century.<br />A brief survey of dance from its origin in the ancient mysteries to is contemporary forms places Steiner's ideas in their historical context. His insight into the hidden laws of movement--a realm of formative forces designated by Steiner as the etheric--is described and explained. Eurythmy is shown to be speech and music made visible, an objectively artistic expression of the spirit of word and tone.<br /><br /><P>Aspects of eurythmy training and stage performance are discussed, along with the important role of eurythmy in both education and therapy.<br /><br /><P>From the Rudolf Steiner's Ideas in Practice series.
Stretching Your Limits: Over 30 Step by Step Instructions for Bal...
by , CJ Jerabek

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English

Pages

115

Publication Date

June 09, 2016

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This book is ultimately designed to teach you to use the ballet stretch bands. It works well with all stretch band brands including Superiorband, Frank Frog, PlumBand, Zen Junkie, UpCircleSeven and more. In using the dance stretch bands for flexibility you can increase flexibility and strength for beautiful aesthetic lines.<br /><p>In this book we will teach you how to stretch using stretch bands in your preparations, look at the necessity of warming up, and cooling down. It is particularly aimed at those who participate in;<br /></p><ul><br /><li>Dance</li><br /><li>Ballet</li><br /><li>Cheerleading</li><br /><li>Gymnastics</li><br /></ul><br /><p>There are more than 30 great stretches in this book for flexibility training. All of them have been carefully choreographed by a professional ballerina, using the dance stretch band, and are accompanied by helpful step by step instructions, as well as photographs to let you see the exact positions you should strive for.</p><br /><p>We cannot over-emphasize the need to stretch properly and with this book and stretch bands you’ll be properly prepared, every time. Order your copy today and see how stretching with stretch bands can increase your flexibility and proficiency.</p>Stretch bands are a wonderful flexibility trainer and can help you see fast results in your ultimate flexibility.
Born to Dance: Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood
by Jordan Matter

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<DIV><B>“In Jordan Matter’s photos, dancers make all the world their stage.” —<I>New York Times</I></B><BR />  <BR /><B>From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and <I>New York Times–</I>bestselling author of <I>Dancers Among Us</I>, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate McRae and Sofie Dossi) as well as stars in the making.</B><BR /><BR /> Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now, in one dazzling photograph after another, he portrays dancers—ages 2 through 18—in ordinary and extraordinary pursuits, from hanging with friends to taking selfies, from leaping for joy to feeling left out. The subjects include TV and internet stars like Chloé Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, and Kendall Vertes, as well as boys and girls from around the neighborhood. What they all share is the skill to elevate their hopes and dreams with beauty, humor, grace, and surprise. Paired with empowering words from the dancers themselves, the photographs convey each child’s declaration that they were born to dance.<BR /> Bonus Features: Scan the QR code next to dozens of photos and watch behind-the-scenes videos documenting the shoots.<BR /><BR /> “Breathtaking photos to free your imagination.” —Diane Sawyer, <I>ABC World News</I><BR />  <BR /> “When you take the natural grace of dancers and put them in unexpected places, you get photos that really tell a story.” —<I>Fox News</I><BR />  </DIV>
The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composit...
by , Tina Landau

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 01, 2004

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<div><P>The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—space and time—into six categories. Since that time, directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau have expanded her notions and adapted them for actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work.</P><P>The Viewpoints are a set of names given to certain principles of movement through time and space—they constitute a language for talking about what happens on stage. Coupling this with Composition, which is the practice of selecting and arranging the separate components of theatrical language into a cohesive work of art, provides theatre artists with an important new tool for creating and understanding their art form.</P><P>Primarily intended for the many theatre artists who, in the last several years, have become intrigued with Viewpoints yet have had no single source to refer to in their investigations. It can also be used by anyone with a general interest in collaboration and the creative process, whether in art, business or daily life.</P><P>Anne Bogart is Artistic Director of the SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is the recipient of two OBIE Awards and a Bessie Award, and is an associate professor at Columbia University. Her recent works include <I>Alice’s Adventures; Bobrauschenbergamerica; Small Lives, Big Dreams; Marathon Dancing</I>; and <I>The Baltimore Waltz</I>.</P><P>Tina Landau, noted director and playwright, whose original work includes <I>Space </I>(<I>Time </I>magazine 10 Best), <I>Dream True</I> (with composer Ricky Ian Gordon) and <I>Floyd Collins </I>(with composer Adam Guettel), which received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an OBIE Award and seven Drama Desk nominations. She has been an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1997.</P></div>
The Little Handbalancing Book
by Nicolo Kehrwald

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English

Pages

168

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<p>Nicolo Kehrwald, a professional circus artist, introduces you to the world of handbalancing. With insightful descriptions, beautiful color photographs, and unique drills, this book is the first of its kind. Whether you are hoping to learn to balance a handstand, or want to explore shapes in the one-arm handstand, this book will help you do it.</p><br /><br /><p>Kehrwald has trained with the masters of handbalancing, including Yury Bozyan in Canada, Claude Victoria in France, and Bileg Batmonkh and Tumurbaatar Bud in Mongolia. Now, he shares the secrets of handbalancing with you.</p><br /><br /><p>In <i>The Little Handbalancing Book</i>,you will learn</p><br /><br /><ul><br /><li>The basics of handbalancing, including proper alignment and methods for training the straight handstand, techniques for successfully balancing inverted, instruction on foundational positions such as the tuck, the straddle, the crocodile, and the L-sit;</li><br /><li>Intermediate and advanced techniques, including pressing up to handstand, flag positions, planche, hollow-back, one-arm handstands, and more;</li><br /><li>Training programs to help develop your skill;</li><br /><li>Maintenance exercises, including stretching, warming up, conditioning, and cross-training; and</li><br /><li>Advice on how to train successfully over the long term, both in terms of physical achievement and emotional/mental health and enjoyment.</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><p>Kehrwald explains each new move in simple terms and includes full color photographs to help you perfect your form. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn a new skill or an expert pushing to the next level, Kehrwald?s book will help you train, learn, and grow.</p>
Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)
by Li Cunxin

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English

Pages

530

Publication Date

July 27, 2010

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<b>THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />The extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation. </b><br /><br />From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.<br /><br /><b>THE BASIS FOR A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical (Broadway L...
by Kevin Winkler

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

February 08, 2018

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Bob Fosse (1927-1987) is recognized as one of the most significant figures in post-World War II American musical theater. With his first Broadway musical, <em>The Pajama Game</em> in 1954, the "Fosse style" was already fully developed, with its trademark hunched shoulders, turned-in stance, and stuttering, staccato jazz movements. Fosse moved decisively into the role of director with <em>Redhead</em> in 1959 and was a key figure in the rise of the director-choreographer in the Broadway musical. He also became the only star director of musicals of his era--a group that included Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Michael Kidd, and Harold Prince--to equal his Broadway success in films.<br /><br />Following his unprecedented triple crown of show business awards in 1973 (an Oscar for <em>Cabaret</em>, Emmy for <em>Liza with a Z</em>, and Tony for <em>Pippin</em>), Fosse assumed complete control of virtually every element of his projects. But when at last he had achieved complete autonomy, his final efforts, the film <em>Star 80</em> and the musical <em>Big Deal</em>, written and directed by Fosse, were rejected by audiences and critics.<br /><br />A fascinating look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director, <em>Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical </em>considers Fosse's career in the context of changes in the Broadway musical theater over four decades. It traces his early dance years and the importance of mentors George Abbott and Jerome Robbins on his work. It examines how each of the important women in his adult life--all dancers--impacted his career and influenced his dance aesthetic. Finally, the book investigates how his evolution as both artist and individual mirrored the social and political climate of his era and allowed him to comfortably ride a wave of cultural changes.
Prima Donna
by Karen Swan

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English

Pages

576

Publication Date

January 07, 2011

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<p><i>Breaking the rules was what she liked best. That was her sport. Renegade, rebel, bad girl. Getting away with it.</i></p><p> Pia Soto is the sexy and glamorous prima ballerina, the Brazilian bombshell who's shaking up the ballet world with her outrageous behaviour. She's wild and precocious, and she's a survivor. She's determined that no man will ever control her destiny. But ruthless financier Will Silk has Pia in his sights, and has other ideas . . . </p><p> Sophie O'Farrell is Pia's hapless, gawky assistant, the girl-next-door to Pia's Prima Donna, always either falling in love with the wrong man or just falling over. Sophie sets her own dreams aside to pick up the debris in Pia's wake, but she's no angel. When a devastating accident threatens to cut short Pia's illustrious career, Sophie has to step out of the shadows and face up to the demons in her own life.</p><p><i>Prima Donna</i> is an excitingly glamorous novel from Karen Swan, author of the bestselling <i>Christmas at Tiffany's</i>.</p>

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