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Queer Dance
by Oxford University Press

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English

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Publication Date

March 31, 2017

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If we imagine multiple ways of being together, how might that shift choreographic practices and help us imagine ways groups assemble in more varied ways than just pairing another man with another woman? How might dancing queerly ask us to imagine futures through something other than heterosexuality and reproduction? How does challenging gender binaries always mean thinking about race, thinking about the postcolonial, about ableism? What are the arbitrary rules structuring dance in all its arenas, whether concert and social or commercial and competition, and how do we see those invisible structures and work to disrupt them?<br /><br /><em>Queer Dance</em> brings together artists and scholars in a multi-platformed project-book, accompanying website, and live performance series to ask, "How does dancing queerly progressively challenge us?" The artists and scholars whose writing appears in the book and whose performances and filmed interviews appear online stage a range of genders and sexualities that challenge and destabilize social norms. Engaging with dance making, dance scholarship, queer studies, and other fields, <em>Queer Dance </em>asks how identities, communities, and artmaking and scholarly practices might consider what queer work the body does and can do. There is great power in claiming queerness in the press of bodies touching or in the exceeding of the body best measured in sweat and exhaustion. How does queerness exist in the realm of affect and touch, and what then might we explore about queerness through these pleasurable and complex bodily ways of knowing?
Dancing poetry
by Hunyah Irfan

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English

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Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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Dancing poetry is about poetry about dancing .People who love dancing .This poetry is about different dance styles and different dance styles that people dance to when they at home or a party .<br /><br />Hunyah Irfan is a 24 year old Pakistani Canadian who lives in Mississauga ,Ontario.Dancing poetry is about poetry for people who love dancing .Hunyah's hobbies is dancing herself too .This poetry is for people who love dancing
Memes, Memes, Memes! Breakdance Memes
by Memes Collections

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English

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Publication Date

March 26, 2017

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Welcome to Memes, Memes, Memes! Inside you will find the funniest breakdance themed memes ever compiled on Amazon. Enjoy this meme book free with Kindle Unlimited!
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
by Misty Copeland

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.<BR><BR>In this instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged, and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America’s most groundbreaking dancers . A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.<BR> <BR>With an insider’s passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life center stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world’s most iconic ballets. A sensational memoir as “sensitive” and “clear-eyed” (<i>The Washington Post</i>) as her dancing, <i>Life in Motion</i> is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
The Last Dance
by Akshita Nagloor

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English

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Publication Date

March 27, 2017

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“After watching both the performances, the judges have come to make a decision.” Caesar's gaze flickers between the audience, the judge panel and us. He takes in a deep breath and continues as I cross my fingers and close my eyes tightly.<br />“The scores have tied. So, there will be a face-off between USA and Russia.”<br />Oh. Crud.
Lacci Gialli (Italian Edition)
by Giuseppe Lotito

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Italian

Pages

13

Publication Date

March 02, 2017

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Breve racconto del primo tango di uno straniero a Buenos Aires. L'immersione in un mondo che pur essendo reale, conserva le caratteristiche di una favola a lungo sognata.
Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (Dover Books ...
by Gail Grant

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

April 30, 2012

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<P>"Miss Grant has made more information available in one book than we have ever had before. Teacher's organizations would do well to consider the use of Miss Grant's <I>Technical Manual</I> as an official textbook." — <I>Dance Magazine</I><BR>Teacher recommended, Gail Grant's <I>Technical Manual</I> has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides. Completely revised and updated, this third edition is virtually a new work and should be owned by every student, dance teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast — even those who purchased the second edition. Extensive revision, expansion, and the inclusion of more than 300 new terms have added immeasurably to the value of this concise, definitive manual.<BR>Moving from "abstract ballet" and "adage, adagio" to "working leg" and "wrapped position," the book fully describes and defines over 1,100 ballet steps (<I>saul de chat</I>, <I>jeté enveloppé</I>, <I>failli</I>, <I>entrechat six</I>, etc.), movements and poses (<I>arabesque</I>, <I>épaulement</I>, <I>attitude</I>, <I>en arrière</I>, <I>retiré</I>, <I>à terre</I>, <I>dégagé</I>, etc.), and other expressions and concepts. For each, first a phonetic transcription is provided, then a literal translation, and finally an explanation of how the step is performed, the pose captured, or the movement executed, of how the concept fits in with actual ballet dancing, or of the purpose or function of the idea. A pronunciation guide, cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools, and a bibliography are all invaluable aids.<BR>But the most important supplement is the 15-page pictorial section, drawn by the author, who is both a successful ballet teacher and dancer. Keyed to the dictionary (and vice-versa), these diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many of the more common ballet steps and movements. This essential and easy reference is a must for every teacher, aspiring dancer, and ballet class.</P>
Pilates-2nd Edition
by Rael Isacowitz

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English

Pages

392

Publication Date

March 21, 2014

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The most acclaimed, comprehensive guide on Pilates is now updated, expanded, and better than ever!<br /><br />In this second edition, world-renowned Pilates expert Rael Isacowitz shows you the same repertoire that he has used to train multiple Olympians as well as an elite group of professional instructors who work with celebrities and athletes around the world.<br /><br />Starting with the foundation for all the exercises, Pilates presents an in-depth treatment of mat work, including photos, imagery cues, and detailed instruction on breathing to help you perform the movements correctly. The mat work in this edition is organized according to a mat-specific version of the comprehensive BASI Block System used for the apparatus work. This arrangement enhances understanding of the expansive repertoire and provides the tools for creating personalized mat routines. A unique set of challenging exercise sequences is offered to facilitate performing the movements in one continuous, flowing motion.<br /><br />After the mat work, where most books stop entirely, Pilates goes on to apply the same depth of instruction and photos to the full range of Pilates apparatus:<br /><br />• Reformer<br />• Cadillac<br />• Wunda chair<br />• Step and ladder barrels<br />• Ped-a-pul<br />• Arm chair<br />• Magic circle<br /><br />The complete repertoire includes a purposeful grouping of exercises into blocks that work all regions of the body and progress from the fundamental level through the intermediate and advanced levels to challenge you at all stages of Pilates development.<br /><br />With more than 200 exercises and more than 50 variations, Pilates is the most comprehensive guide available on the method. As a contemporary approach to the work of Joseph Pilates, this is the one book you need in order to improve your balance, concentration, coordination, posture, muscle tone, core strength, and flexibility—in short, your well-being.
Zelda Fitzgerald: The Biography
by University Press Biograph...

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English

Pages

40

Publication Date

January 25, 2017

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<b>Zelda Fitzgerald: The Biography</b><br /><br />Even as a child, Zelda Fitzgerald was independent and headstrong. The chafing restrictions of a typical upbringing in upper-class, small town Alabama simply did not apply to Zelda, who was described as an unusual child and permitted to roam the streets with little supervision. Zelda refused to blossom into a typical 'Southern belle' on anyone's terms but her own and while still in high school enjoyed the status of a local celebrity for her shocking behavior. Everybody in town knew the name Zelda Sayre. Queen of the Montgomery social scene, Zelda had a different beau ready and willing to show her a good time for every day of the week.<br /><br />Before meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda's life was a constant pursuit of pleasure. With little thought for the future and no responsibilities to speak of, Zelda committed herself fully to the mantra that accompanied her photo in her high school graduation book: "Why should all life be work, when we all can borrow. Let's think only of today, and not worry about tomorrow." But for now Zelda was still in rehearsal for her real life to begin, a life she was sure would be absolutely extraordinary.<br /><br />Zelda Sayre married F. Scott Fitzgerald on the 3rd of April 1920 and left sleepy Montgomery behind in order to dive headfirst into the shimmering, glamourous life of a New York socialite. With the publication of Scott's first novel, <i>This Side of Paradise</i>, Zelda found herself thrust into the limelight as the very epitome of the Flapper lifestyle. Concerned chiefly with fashion, wild parties and flouting social expectations, Zelda and Scott became icons of the Jazz Age, the personification of beauty and success.<br /><br />What Zelda and Scott shared was a romantic sense of self-importance that assured them that their life of carefree leisure and excess was the only life really worth living. Deeply in love, the Fitzgeralds were like to sides of the same coin, each reflecting the very best and worst of each other. While the world fell in love with the image of the Fitzgeralds they saw on the cover of magazines, behind the scenes the Fitzgerald's marriage could not withstand the tension of their creative arrangement. Zelda was Scott's muse and he mercilessly mined the events of their life for material for his books. Scott claimed Zelda's memories, things she said, experiences she had and even passages from her diary as his possessions and used them to form the basis of his fictional works.<br /><br />Zelda had a child but the domestic sphere offered no comfort or purpose for her. The Flapper lifestyle was not simply a phase she lived through, it formed the very basis of her character and once the parties grew dull, the Fitzgeralds' drinking became destructive and Zelda's beauty began to fade, the world held little allure for her. Zelda sought reprieve in work and tried to build a career as a ballet dancer. When that didn't work out she turned to writing but was forbidden by Scott from using her own life as material. Convinced that she would never leave her mark on the world as deeply or expressively as Scott had, Zelda retreated into herself and withdrew from the people she knew in happier times.<br /><br />The later years of Zelda's life were marred by her detachment from reality as, diagnosed with schizophrenia, Zelda spent the last eighteen years of her life living in and out of psychiatric hospitals. As Scott's life unraveled due to alcohol abuse, Zelda looked back on the years they had spent together, young and wild and beautiful, as the best of her life. She may have been right but she was wrong about one thing, Zelda did leave her mark on the world and it was a deep and expressive mark that no one could have left but her.<br /><br /><b>Zelda Fitzgerald: The Biography</b>
Off Balance (Ballet Theatre Chronicles Book 1)
by Terez Mertes Rose

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 10, 2015

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Alice thinks she’s accepted the loss of her ballet career, injury having forced her to trade in pointe shoes onstage for spreadsheets upstairs. That is, until the day Alice's boss asks her to befriend Lana, a pretty new company member he’s got his eye on. Lana represents all Alice has lost, not just as a ballet dancer, but as a motherless daughter. It’s pain she’s kept hidden, even from herself, as every good ballet dancer knows to do. <br />Lana, lonely and unmoored, desperately needs some help, and her mother, back home, vows eternal support. But when Lana begins to profit from Alice’s advice and help, her mother’s constant attention curdles into something more sinister. <br />Together, both women must embark on a journey of painful rediscoveries, not just about career opportunities won and lost, but the mothers they thought they knew. <br />OFF BALANCE takes the reader beyond the glitter of the stage to expose the sweat and struggle, amid the mandate to sustain the illusion at all cost.<br /><br /><br />Advance Praise for OFF BALANCE<br /><br />"Any readers who have ever grappled to find the courage to strengthen or to soften, to embrace a dream or to let go of one, will find themselves rooting for the two willful, yet wounded, protagonists in Terez Mertes Rose's edgy debut, OFF BALANCE. I loved this exquisitely written, fast-paced novel from the first page to the last." -- Sandra Kring, bestselling author of <i>The Book of Bright Ideas </i><br /><br />“The demands of the stage—or memories of it—bring two lifelong dancers into an unlikely friendship that helps them face their respective breaking points. Powerfully rendered, sensuously artistic and hauntingly beautiful, OFF BALANCE is on track to become one of my favorite reads of the year.” -- Tara Staley, author of <i>Need to Breathe</i> and <i>Conditions are Favorable</i><br /><br />"... A realistic and gripping account of the grittier side of ballet." -- Grier Cooper, author of <i>Wish</i><br />

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