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Life in Motion

by Misty Copeland Touchstone (March 04, 2014)

Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American...


Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

by Gail Grant Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.


Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

by Agrippina Vaganova Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118...


The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet: Theory and Technique

by Cyril W. Beaumont & Stanislas Idzikowski Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

A complete beginning course in classical ballet, this volume is based on the teachings of the celebrated instructor, Enrico Cecchetti. Features a numbered series of instructions for each exercise, plus 109 detailed...


Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection

by Deirdre Kelly Greystone Books (September 07, 2012)

Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection— the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century, who...


Clarence Brown

by Gwenda Young & Kevin Brownlow The University Press of Kentucky (September 26, 2018)

Greta Garbo proclaimed him as her favorite director. Actors, actresses, and even child stars were so at ease under his direction that they were able to deliver inspired and powerful performances. Academy--Award--nominated...


Daethon & Arundel

by David Hotchkiss Clink Street Publishing (May 03, 2018)

Separated by class and by eighteenth century societal rules, a lowly palace servant, Daethon, and the young prince, Arundel, fall in love in a world beset by dangers. Set in the wild lands between Austria and...


The Rite of Spring at 100

by Gretchen G Horlacher, Severine Neff, Maureen A Carr & Stephen Walsh Indiana University Press (May 15, 2017)

When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized...


Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home

by Janine Kovac Moxie Road Productions (September 19, 2017)

When Janine Kovac gives birth to micro preemie twins nearly four months before they are due, she channels the grace and strength that carried her through a successful ballet career. The human body has amazing...


American–Soviet Cultural Diplomacy

by Cadra Peterson McDaniel Lexington Books (November 18, 2014)

American–Soviet Cultural Diplomacy: The Bolshoi Ballet’s American Premiere is the first full-length examination of a Soviet cultural diplomatic effort. Following the signing of an American-Soviet cultural...


A Body of Work

by David Hallberg Atria Books (November 07, 2017)

David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as “the most exciting male dancer in the western world,” presents...


Passion to Dance: The National Ballet of Canada

by James Neufeld Dundurn (October 23, 2011)

The National Ballet of Canada has emerged as one of North America's foremost dance troupes. This is its story - the people who dreamt the company into existence, the determination needed to keep it afloat, its...


Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle - Theatre: Broadway North / Let's Go to The Grand! / Once Upon a Time in Paradise / Passion to Dance / Sky Trai

by James Neufeld, Charles Foster, Mel Atkey & Martin Hunter et al. Dundurn (December 26, 2013)

Canada's twentieth century contributions to the performing arts are detailed in this entertaining bundle of acclaimed titles covering dance, theatre, radio, and musicals. Learn about the country's rich tradition...


The Art of Movement

by Ken Browar Black Dog & Leventhal (November 22, 2016)

A stunning celebration of movement and dance in hundreds of breathtaking photographs of more than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham...


Laina & The Vamp

by B. K. Smith Madison Avenue Publishers LLC (February 10, 2016)

For every woman who ever loved a Vampire.

"What is your passion?" Vladimir asked Laina.

"White," she replied without hesitation. "I eat cottage cheese and pot cheese, farmer's cheese, ricotta, mozzarella, meringue,...