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Irressistible: FOCUS Your Energy, Experience Peace, Joy, and True...
by Trina Petersen

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English

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Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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PEACE, HAPPINESS, AND TRUE LOVE ARE WHAT YOU WANT <br /><br />You know what you want, but you don’t know where to start or how to get it. Your love life fluxes between non-existent and out of control. Wrong relationships find and attach themselves to you, leaving your heart empty and your soul angry. Now is the perfect time to get off the failing relationships rollercoaster. <br />Trina Petersen uses the wisdom she has learned from her personal experience of transition from brokenness to wholeness. She has guided others through chaos to calm, from unfulfilled desires to dreams fulfilled. In this book, Trina lays out a workable and proven plan that will work, if you work it so you can experience a relationship that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. <br />In Irresistible, Trina gives you the tools you need to:<br /><ul><li>Transition from a life of broken pieces to a life of peace</li><br /><li>Figure out how to start pulling your life together and how to keep it together</li><br /><li>Become irresistible to true love</li><br /><li>Focus, so you can have the relationship you want</li><br /><li>Develop a passionate relationship filled with purpose, passion, and staying power. </li></ul><br />If you are ready to step out of the darkness of loneliness into the light of love, if you are ready focus and pull your life together so you can begin experiencing true love that cannot be resisted, this book is a must read for you. Take your first step out of the chaos and overwhelming emotions of unsatisfying, unappealing life. Purchase your copy of Irresistible today.<br /><br /><br />
Follow Me 123: a treatment for a TV dance show
by Donald P. Borchers

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English

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Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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a 2-page pitch for a a lifestyle TV show about dancing, with the title song written
Outside the Limelight (Ballet Theatre Chronicles Book 2)
by Terez Mertes Rose

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English

Pages

335

Publication Date

October 30, 2016

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Rising ballet star Dena Lindgren's dream career is knocked off its axis when a puzzling onstage fall results in a crushing diagnosis: a brain tumor. Complications from the extraction surgery kick off a long and difficult recovery, prompting the company’s artistic director, Anders Gunst, to shift his attention to an overshadowed company dancer -- Dena's older sister, Rebecca, with whom Anders once shared a special relationship.<br /><br />Under the heady glow of Anders’ attention, Rebecca thrives, even as her sister languishes. While Dena’s strength returns, residual facial paralysis sidelines her indefinitely, amid a world that demands beauty and perfection. Rebecca soon faces a painful choice: play by the artistic director’s rules and profit, or take shocking action to help her sister. <br /><br />Exposing the glamorous onstage world of professional ballet, as well as its shadowed wings and dark underbelly, OUTSIDE THE LIMELIGHT examines loyalty, beauty, artistic passion, and asks what might be worth losing in order to help the ones you love.<br />
Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World: Rituals and Remembrances
by University of Michigan Press

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

November 22, 2010

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"Collecting essays by fourteen expert contributors into a trans-oceanic celebration and critique, Mamadou Diouf and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo show how music, dance, and popular culture turn ways of remembering Africa into African ways of remembering.  With a mix of Nuyorican, Cuban, Haitian, Kenyan, Senegalese, Trinidagonian, and Brazilian beats, <i>Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World</i> proves that the pleasures of poly-rhythm belong to the realm of the discursive as well as the sonic and the kinesthetic."<br /><br />---Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater, Yale University<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />"As necessary as it is brilliant, <i>Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World</i> dances across, beyond, and within the Black Atlantic Diaspora with the aplomb and skill befitting its editors and contributors."<br /><br />---Mark Anthony Neal, author of <i>Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic</i><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Along with linked modes of religiosity, music and dance have long occupied a central position in the ways in which Atlantic peoples have enacted, made sense of, and responded to their encounters with each other. This unique collection of essays connects nations from across the Atlantic---Senegal, Kenya, Trinidad, Cuba, Brazil, and the United States, among others---highlighting contemporary popular, folkloric, and religious music and dance. By tracking the continuous reframing, revision, and erasure of aural, oral, and corporeal traces, the contributors to <i>Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World</i> collectively argue that music and dance are the living evidence of a constant (re)composition and (re)mixing of local sounds and gestures.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><i>Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World</i> distinguishes itself as a collection focusing on the circulation of cultural forms across the Atlantic world, tracing the paths trod by a range of music and dance forms within, across, or beyond the variety of locales that constitute the Atlantic world. The editors and contributors do so, however, without assuming that these paths have been either always in line with national, regional, or continental boundaries or always transnational, transgressive, and perfectly hybrid/syncretic. This collection seeks to reorient the discourse on cultural forms moving in the Atlantic world by being attentive to the specifics of the forms---their specific geneses, the specific uses to which they are put by their creators and consumers, and the specific ways in which they travel or churn in place.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Mamadou Diouf is Leitner Family Professor of African Studies, Director of the Institute of African Studies, and Professor of History at Columbia University.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo is Associate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Jacket photograph by Elias Irizarry<br /><br /><br />
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 />
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>
Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion
by Derek Hough

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English

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208

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August 05, 2014

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<p>Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite, and only five-time champion of the hit ABC reality show <em>Dancing With the Stars</em>, tells the inspiring story of his life and career, and shares insider tips of how he transforms his celebrity dance partners into confident, charismatic champions.</p><p>For eleven seasons, millions of people have tuned in to <em>Dancing with the Stars</em> to watch Derek Hough, the talented, consummate competitor whose skill and commitment have made him the show’s all-time champion. Whether he’s dancing with an Olympic gold medalist, an internationally renowned recording star, or a celebrated actress, Derek instills in each of his celebrity partners a deep passion, respect for hard work, and an irrepressible joie de vie spirit.</p><p>Now, for the first time ever, Derek opens up about his life and the lessons he’s learned on and off the dance floor, revealing how he went from bullied boy to ballroom boss. He details how his experiences have taught him to embrace a positive outlook, and shares the insights he’s gained working with celebrity partners, along with never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the show.</p><p>Throughout, Derek spills the real secrets of learning to dance—connection, respect, and cooperative commitment—and demonstrates how he draws on the lessons of dance and competition to embrace and overcome the daily challenges we all face.</p>
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>
The Thinking Body: A Study of the Balancing Forces of Dynamic Man
by Mable Ellsworth Todd

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English

Pages

318

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 />

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