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JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven—at only 15—that she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Dances of the Self in Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and He...
by Lucia Ruprecht

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 02, 2017

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Lucia Ruprecht's study is the first monograph in English to analyse the relationship between nineteenth-century German literature and theatrical dance. Combining cultural history with close readings of major texts by Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Heinrich Heine, the author brings to light little-known German resources on dance to address the theoretical implications of examining the interdiscursive and intermedial relations between the three authors' literary works, aesthetic reflections on dance, and dance of the period. In doing so, she not only shows how dancing and writing relate to one another but reveals the characteristics that make each mode of expression distinct unto itself. Readings engage with literary modes of understanding physical movement that are neglected under the regime of eighteenth-century aesthetic theory, and of classical ballet, setting the human, frail and expressive body against the smoothly idealised neoclassicist ideal. Particularly important is the way juxtaposing texts and performance practice allows for the emergence of meta-discourses about trauma and repetition and their impact on aesthetics and formulations of the self and the human body. Related to this is the author's concept of performative exercises or dances of the self which constitute a decisive force within the formation of subjectivity that is enacted in the literary texts. Joining performance studies with psychoanalytical theory, this book opens up new pathways for understanding Western theatrical dance's theoretical, historical and literary continuum.
Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey
by Bob Avian

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 06, 2020

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Tony and Olivier Award–winning Bob Avian’s dazzling life story, <i>Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer’s Journey</i>, is a memoir in three acts. Act I reveals the origins of one of Broadway’s legendary choreographers who appeared onstage with stars like Barbra Streisand and Mary Martin all before he was thirty. Act II includes teaching Katharine Hepburn how to sing and dance in <i>Coco</i> and working with Stephen Sondheim and Michael Bennett while helping to choreograph the original productions of <i>Company</i> and <i>Follies</i>. During this time, Avian won a Tony Award as the cochoreographer of <i>A Chorus Line</i> and produced the spectacular Tony Award–winning <i>Dreamgirls</i>. For a triumphant third act, Avian choreographed Julie Andrews’s return to the New York stage, devised all of the musical staging for <i>Miss Saigon </i>and <i>Sunset Boulevard</i>, and directed <i>A Chorus Line </i>on Broadway. He worked with the biggest names on Broadway, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Carol Burnett, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LuPone, Elaine Stritch, and Glenn Close.<br /><br /> Candid, witty, sometimes shocking, and always entertaining, here at last is the ultimate up-close and personal insider’s view from a front row seat at the creation of the biggest, brightest, and best Broadway musicals of the past fifty years.
Dream Crazy Big: The JoJo Siwa Story
by Katy Sprinkel

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

February 11, 2020

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JoJo Siwa is only 16 years old, but she's already captured the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world — and she's not slowing down!<br /><br /><i>Dream Crazy Big</i> traces every step of this young star's rise to success, from making a splash on shows like <i>Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition</i> and <i>Dance Moms</i> to creating hilarious YouTube videos and releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "#1U." With dozens of full-color photographs plus coverage of 2019's D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, this dazzling, inspirational book is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Tango Tips by the Maestros: When more than 40 maestros decide to ...
by Dimitris Bronowski

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English

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Publication Date

March 09, 2020

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<p><strong>What if you could get the advice of 40+ tango maestros in one single book? </strong></p><p>This book brought together for the first time in the tango history icons of tango, judges of the World Tango Championship (Mundial de Tango), world champions, and experienced teachers from around the world, and asked them one question:</p><p>If you could give a few pieces of advice that you consider extremely valuable to a few tens of thousands tangueros and tangueras, what would you say?</p><p>The maestros covered topics from musicality to elegance, from connection to balance, from embrace to trust, from body awareness to the difference between good and great dancers. </p><p>Together, they tackled questions such as developing a personal style, reducing tension, creating warmth, dancing more, learning faster, breaking through the plateau that keeps some people’s tango the same (hint: your technique is rarely the issue).</p><p>The purpose of the book is one: to help the eager tanguero and tanguera enjoy tango more and discover actionable, clear, and simple advice to develop further the necessary skills of this beautiful dance.</p><p>Disclaimer: This book is not intended for readers who haven’t had any tango classes. It is intended as a powerful supplement for those who are already learning and dancing argentine tango.</p><p>A project by Tango Argentino Festivals. </p><p>Our vision is to make tango empowering.</p>
Shall We Dance? (The Dance With Me Series Book 1)
by Shelley Shepard Gray

Language

English

Pages

227

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<p>At twenty-seven, Shannon Murphy has just discovered that she has two sisters she never knew. Now, through Shannon’s loving persistence, the three of them are moving in together above her dance studio in Bridgeport. Shannon is excited to make a home with her sisters and to grow her budding business. Then she meets her newest client—he has all the right muscles, a perfect smile, and a lot of attitude. Will Shannon be able to keep things professional with this charming stranger?</p><p>Dylan Lange has a lot on his mind. He’s just been assigned a new partner at his job with the Bridgeport Police, and while he’s busy striving to protect and serve his town, he’s also trying to keep his baby sister out of harm’s way while she heals from her own trauma. And on top of everything else, he’s gone and lost a bet with his buddies, forcing him to take <i>dance lessons</i>. But when he walks into the dance studio to meet his instructor, a young and beautiful brunette with a sweet southern drawl is the last person he expected to find.</p><p>Get ready to fall in love again as Shelley Shepard Gray takes us back to Bridgeport, Ohio, where nobody gets left behind and a powerful community helps ordinary men and women to find extraordinary strength inside themselves.</p>
Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery
by Eric N. Franklin

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

August 08, 2011

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<p><i>Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition,</i> expands on the classic text and reference written by Eric Franklin, an internationally renowned teacher, dancer, and choreographer who has been sharing his imagery techniques for 25 years. </p><p> In this new edition, Franklin shows you how to use imagery, touch, and movement exercises to improve your coordination and alignment. These exercises will also help you relieve tension, enhance the health of your spine and back, and prevent back injury. </p><p> This expanded new edition includes </p><p> • more than 600 imagery exercises along with nearly 500 illustrations to help you visualize the exercises and use them in various contexts; </p><p> • audio files for dynamic imagery exercises set to music and posted online to the book’s product page; and </p><p> • updated chapters throughout the book, including new material on integrated dynamic alignment exercises and dynamic alignment and imagery. </p><p> This book will help you discover your natural flexibility and quickly increase your power to move. You’ll learn elements of body design. You’ll explore how to use imagery to improve your confidence, and you’ll discover imagery conditioning programs that will lead you toward better alignment, safer movement, increased fitness, and greater joy. Further, you’ll examine how to apply this understanding to your discipline or training to improve your performance. </p><p><i>Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition,</i> will help you experience the biomechanical and anatomical principles that are crucial to dancers, other performing artists, yoga and Pilates teachers and practitioners, and athletes. The techniques and exercises presented in the book will guide you in improving your posture—and they will positively affect your thoughts and attitude about yourself and others and help you feel and move better both mentally and physically. </p>
The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (Routledge Companion...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

588

Publication Date

September 03, 2018

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<p>The <i>Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance </i>provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh.</p><br /><p>Originating in Japan in the 1960s, butoh was a major innovation in twentieth<sup> </sup>century dance and performance, and it continues to shape-shift around the world. Taking inspiration from the Japanese avant-garde, Surrealism, Happenings, and authors such as Genet and Artaud, its influence can be seen throughout contemporary performing arts, music, and visual art practices.</p><br /><p>This <i>Companion </i>places the form in historical context, documents its development in Japan and its spread around the world, and brings together the theory and the practice of this compelling dance. The interdisciplinarity evident in the volume reflects the depth and the breadth of butoh, and the editors bring specially commissioned essays by leading scholars and dancers together with translations of important early texts.</p>
History of Dance
by Gayle Kassing

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<i>History of Dance, Second Edition, </i>examines dance from prehistoric times to the present. It focuses on the dancers and choreographers, the dances, and significant dance works from each time period. For instructors, it offers ancillaries including an instructor guide, test bank, PowerPoint presentation package, and student web resource to reinforce the learning from the text. The student web resource is also available separately for students and instructors. It offers experiential learning activities to help students dig deeper into the history of dance and develop critical thinking and investigative skills. Special features and charts bring facts, events, and timelines to life. Through <i>History of Dance</i>, students will acquire a foundation for understanding and a springboard for studying dance in the 21st century.
Mao's Last Dancer (Movie Tie-In)
by Li Cunxin

Language

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>

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