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Ballroom!: Obsession and Passion inside the World of Competitive ...
by Sharon Savoy

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

October 31, 2010

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<p>Dreams are made and broken every year in the dazzling Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England. Fierce competition, brutal politics, and stunning artistry are all on the program at the world's most prestigious competition, known to ballroom dance enthusiasts simply as "Blackpool."</p><p>Sharon Savoy's lifelong love affair with dance manifested itself early on. At the tender age of 16 she left home to train under George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet in New York. An accomplished ballerina, her desire to dance more expressively and with a partner led her on the path that culminated on the competition ballroom circuit. There, her passion and artistry led her to become a four-time champion in exhibition style. But, as with all obsessions, her success came with a cost.</p><p>In this spellbinding book, Savoy offers a backstage pass to a world where rhinestones and high heels accompany explosive athleticism and staggering talent. With emotionally absorbing and energy-packed prose, she provides an insider's close-up view of all the players who compose this glamorous world that is part dance, part sport, and part art.</p>
The Little Handbalancing Book
by Nicolo Kehrwald

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Language

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>
MENTAL TOUGHNESS: Develop an Unbeatable Mind
by A.C. Drexel

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English

Pages

98

Publication Date

December 13, 2017

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<p>Are you exhausted from worrying about the little things in life?</p><p>Do spiteful comments from people completely ruin your day?</p><p>Or are you TIRED of negative emotions <em>always</em>draining your productivity?</p><p>Well, it’s time to <strong>stop worrying!</strong></p><p><strong><u>Here</u> </strong><strong>is the ultimate guide to help you develop an UNBEATABLE mind!</strong></p><p> </p><p>We often let negative people, thoughts, feelings and emotions get the best of us. Whether it’s a bad grade in an important exam, a promotion we missed out on, or even that mean guy in the bus who didn’t talk to us very nicely, we can easily succumb to all kinds of pressures and let our worries ruin our productivity.</p><p>Well, guess what? It’s time to take control of your life, and stop letting people or things around you ruin your life AND your productivity.</p><p>And this is exactly what <strong>Mental Toughness </strong>is all about. Developing an invincible mindset that will turn all your problems into an advantage!</p><p>Let this amazing book take you on a transforming journey to help you develop an <u>unbeatable mind</u>. Learn about the Do’s and Don’ts of a <strong>mentally tough </strong>lifestyle, and stop letting others control you or bring you down!</p><p>Start taking control of your life, and watch your productivity skyrocket like never before!</p><p> </p><p><strong>Here are some life-changing things you will learn from this book:</strong></p><p>- What <em>exactly </em>is <strong>Mental Toughness?</strong></p><p>- Characteristics of <strong>MENTALLY TOUGH </strong>People</p><p>- The <u>DIFFERENCE</u> Between Being <em>Mentally Strong </em>& <em>Acting Tough</em></p><p>- The Traits of an <strong>Unbeatable Mind</strong></p><p>- 7 Steps for <strong>Improving </strong>Your <u>Emotional Intelligence</u></p><p><strong>- …and so much more!</strong></p><p>Find out more about how to develop the toughest mind there is, and turn each and every problem life throws your way into an advantage!</p><p> </p><p><strong>DOWNLOAD <u>MENTAL TOUGHNESS: DEVELOP AN UNBEATABLE MIND</u> </strong><strong>TODAY, AND LEARN TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE AND EMOTIONS!</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>SPECIAL BONUS INSIDE</strong></p><br />
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>
The Thinking Body: A Study of the Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man
by Mable Ellsworth Todd

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

June 02, 2015

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A classic study of physiology and the effect of psychological processes on movement that has a mind/body approach, which makes it a favorite of dancers. This brand new edition is an EXACT reproduction of the original 1937 edition and INCLUDES ALL ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS!<br />
The Meaning Of Tango: The Story of the Argentinian Dance
by Christine Denniston

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

December 08, 2014

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From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the extraordinary story of the dance that captivated the world - a tale of politics and passion, immigration and romance. The Tango was the cornerstone of Argentine culture, and has lasted for more than a hundred years, popular today in America, Japan and Europe. 'The Meaning of Tango' traces the roots of this captivating dance, from it's birth in the poverty stricken Buenos Aires, the craze of the early 20th century, right up until it's revival today, thanks to shows such as Strictly Come Dancing. This book offers history, knowledge, teachings and in-sights which makes it valuable for beginners, yet its in-depth analysis makes it essential for experienced dancers. It is an elegant and cohesive critique of the fascinating tale of the Tango, which not only documents its culture and politics, but is also technically useful.
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.
BTS: Icons of K-pop
by Adrian Besley

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English

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August 02, 2018

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<p><b>BTS is<i> the</i> breakthrough K-pop band. For the first time, this unofficial biography tells the story of the Korean boy band with a global army of fans, who have propelled their heroes to the top of the charts all over the world.</b></p><p>Seven good-looking boys - Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook - who can dance as well as they can rap and sing, are tearing up the global music charts. Nothing new? Think again. BTS, who rose to fame in their native South Korea in 2013 and who sing almost entirely in Korean, are now a sensation in the US, the UK and the rest of the world.</p><p>K-pop is a growing phenomenon in the West, and over the last few years, it has steadily gathered a huge global following. With their talent, dedication, good looks, fabulous choreography, and catchy blend of pop, hip hop and RnB, BTS are leading the advance.</p><p>- BTS's latest album 'Love Yourself: Tear' went <b>straight to #1 in the US charts</b> - the first ever Korean album to achieve this<br />- They were recently profiled in<b> US Vogue </b>- the first K-pop band to be granted such an honour<br />- The music video for their recent single 'Fake Love' got <b>36 million views on YouTube within 24 hours</b> of release, and hit 100 million views in 8 days<br />- The music video for 'MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)' has had over <b>262 million views</b> on YouTube since December 2017<br />- They won the <b>2018 <i>Billboard</i> Music Award for 'Top Social Artist' </b>for the second year in a row<br />- Listed by <i>Forbes</i> as the <b>most retweeted artist on Twitter</b> in March 2016 - and their fanbase has ballooned since then<br />- Named in <b><i>Time</i> magazine's 'Top 25 Most Influential People on the Internet </b>2017' list<br />- The boys recently annouced a World Tour for 2018, which<b> sold out in minutes</b><br /><b></b><br />Extensively researched, and written in an upbeat and accessible style, this book interweaves the success stories of each of the boys with how the band got together, while documenting their amazing rise to fame in Southeast Asia, and then the world. It includes 16 pages of full colour photographs of the band playing live, posing and having fun.</p>
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>
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.

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