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494 On the Town, 2485 On Wings of Joy: The Story of Ballet from the 16th ... 2042 Passage to Vietnam, 2172 The Passers by, 72 The Passion Dream Book, ...

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085054

Category: Education

Page: 511

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Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items

The Ballet Tales

My passion intensified after I started watching online videos of ballet ... are the 7 lessons, or simply ideas, I want to share with you through this book.

Author: Khushi Gupta

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

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I was first drawn to ballet around 8 years ago and never imagined that it would evolve from just another hobby to something that would serve as a tool of self expression. Last year, when the lockdown struck, I was left feeling listless because I couldn't attend classes. Undeterred, I began watching ballet-centered movies ranging from documentaries like A Ballerina's Tale to a drama series, The Dance Academy. It didn't take me too long to start noticing certain similarities between my ballet journey and those of the characters. Soon enough, I found myself penning down all of those stories - my ballet stories intertwined with anecdotes from the films I had seen. This process resulted in a short book of seven chapters centered around all that ballet has to offer beyond the actual steps. I hope that these lessons and anecdotes inspire you to not just learn ballet but also to keep you focused on your goal no matter how hard or distant it might seem.

When Ballet Became French

Modern Ballet and the Cultural Politics of France, 1909-1958 Ilyana Karthas. James H. Johnston and Bill Weber, both of whom share my passion for the arts.

Author: Ilyana Karthas

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773597815

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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For centuries before the 1789 revolution, ballet was a source of great cultural pride for France, but by the twentieth century the art form had deteriorated along with France's international standing. It was not until Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes found success in Paris during the first decade of the new century that France embraced the opportunity to restore ballet to its former glory and transform it into a hallmark of the nation. In When Ballet Became French, Ilyana Karthas explores the revitalization of ballet and its crucial significance to French culture during a period of momentous transnational cultural exchange and shifting attitudes towards gender and the body. Uniting the disciplines of cultural history, gender and women's studies, aesthetics, and dance history, Karthas examines the ways in which discussions of ballet intersect with French concerns about the nation, modernity, and gender identities, demonstrating how ballet served as an important tool for France's project of national renewal. Relating ballet commentary to themes of transnationalism, nationalism, aesthetics, gender, and body politics, she examines the process by which critics, artists, and intellectuals turned ballet back into a symbol of French culture. The first book to study the correlation between ballet and French nationalism, When Ballet Became French demonstrates how dance can transform a nation's cultural and political history.

IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME Complete Edition All 7 Books in One Volume

The Masterpiece of 20th Century Literature (Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove ... the case, and when, with the prodigious flowering of the Russian Ballet, ...

Author: Marcel Proust

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027221691

Category: Fiction

Page: 2845

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In Search of Lost Time is a series of seven highly acclaimed novels which inspired modern writers with its artistic craft and philosophical insight regarding memory and time. It is often suggested that perhaps Joyce's Ulysses was in some way inspired by this French tour de force. These bestselling novels recount the experiences of an unnamed narrator while he is growing up, learning about art, participating in society, and falling in love. Swann's Way: The young protagonist dreads waking up at night and not having his mother's good-night kiss… Within a Budding Grove beautifully examines the complex adolescent relationships. The Guermantes Way: The adult protagonist steps into the dazzling Parisian society of 19th century along with his obsession for Mme. de Guermantes. Cities of Plain: No matter how hard he tries to ignore or stay indifferent to closeted homosexual relationships around him, these and his own sexual desires become intricate part of his memories. The Captive dwells into the nature of relationships when couples fall out of love and yet don't have courage to break free. The Sweet Cheat Gone: People who leave rarely come back... Time Regained: After the WW1, he goes back to Paris to meet the people he once knew again, but time has never stopped for anyone Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was an inspirational French novelist, critic and essayist who is now considered as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. His aesthetic craft and deep philosophical insight inspired numerous modern writers.

Dance as Text Ideologies of the Baroque Body

96–7. For a discussion of expression theory, see my “Expressivism and Chance ... Implicit here is the notion that the passion must be as empty of real ...

Author: Mark Franko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199794430

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body is a historical and theoretical examination of French court ballet over a hundred-year period, beginning in 1573, that spans the late Renaissance and early baroque. Utilizing aesthetic and ideological criteria, author Mark Franko analyzes court ballet librettos, contemporary performance theory, and related commentary on dance and movement in the literature of this period. Examining the formal choreographic apparatus that characterizes late Valois and early Bourbon ballet spectacle, Franko postulates that the evolving aesthetic ultimately reflected the political situation of the noble class, which devised and performed court ballets. He shows how the body emerged from verbal theater as a self-sufficient text whose autonomy had varied ideological connotations, most important among which was the expression of noble resistance to the increasingly absolutist monarchy. Frankos analysis blends archival research with critical and cultural theory in order to resituate the burlesque tradition in its politically volatile context. Dance as Text thus provides a picture of the complex theoretical underpinnings of composite spectacle, the ideological tensions underlying experiments with autonomous dance, and finally, the subversiveness of Molieres use of court ballet traditions.

The Musical World

A lover thinks his concluding with the New Ballet , THE GLEANERS . Commence at 7 . mistress perfection , while a simple admirer of beauty sees THEATRE ROYAL , ADELPHI . - This evening , defects which escape the doting eye of passion ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044043849900

Category: Music


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Martha Graham in Love and War

This book was originally published in 1944. ... Gay Morris, “Bourdieu, the Body, and Graham's Post-War Dance,” in Dance Research 19/2 (Winter 2001), 70.

Author: Mark Franko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199367856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

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The author focuses on four of Martha Graham's (1894-1991) works, 'American Document' (1938), 'Appalachian Spring' (1944), 'Night Journey' (1948), and 'Voyage' (1953), tracing their connections to Graham's feelings of anti-fascism and her fascination with psychoanalysis. Moreover, he explores Graham's relationship with dancer and choreographer Erick Hawkins

The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body

In a different context, in Chapter 7, Kelsie Acton and Lindsay Eales ... Ballet. Body. in. Popular. and. Everyday. Contexts. Our book is divided into ...

Author: Pirkko Markula

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9781772123340

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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Dance has become increasingly visible within contemporary culture: just think of reality TV shows featuring this art form. This shift brings the ballet body into renewed focus. Historically both celebrated and critiqued for its thin, flexible, and highly feminized aesthetic, the ballet body now takes on new and complex meanings at the intersections of performance art, popular culture, and fitness. The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body provides a local perspective to enrich the broader cultural narratives of ballet through historical, socio-cultural, political, and artistic lenses, redefining what many consider to be "high art." Scholars in gender studies, folklore, popular culture, and cultural studies will be interested in this collection, as well as those involved in the dance world.Contributors: Kelsie Acton, Marianne I. Clark, Kate Z. Davies, Lindsay Eales, Pirkko Markula, Carolyn Millar, Jodie Vandekerkhove

The Choir

Air à Boire— " Ami Jans cette Vie , ancient French Country Dance " Tri . colet " Traditional , 7. ... The lecturer having remarked on the striking and somewhat similar passage in Bach's “ Passion , " where the chorus utter the piercing ...



ISBN: UOM:39015031166989

Category: Music


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Life Is Short Don t Wait to Dance

Advice and Inspiration from the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Coach of 7 NCAA ... The problem was I had sidelined many of the passions that fueled me in ...

Author: Valorie Kondos Field

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781546077138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Highly acclaimed UCLA Women's gymnastics coach of 7 NCAA championships Valorie Kondos Field shares insights on how to use uniqueness and authenticity to achieve success. Former professional ballerina Valorie Kondos Field--or Miss Val, as she's affectionately known--has never tumbled, flipped, or even played any type of organized sports, and yet she has been able to craft a legendary coaching career through curiosity, creativity, attention to detail, and unwavering care for the overall well-being of her athletes. For Miss Val, it's not about winning and losing, it's about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make. Miss Val has shaped her UCLA Gymnastics program as a life skills class and now she's sharing those lessons with you, whether you're an athlete, business leader, or simply someone who wants to own their destiny. Miss Val's philosophies are timeless. Her coaching style is unorthodox. Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance is a thought-provoking, fun journey through the anecdotes of the 35-year career of a dancer/choreographer turned athletic coach. The book includes unforgettable stories of the Olympians and athletes with whom she's worked-including the inspirational journey of Katelyn Ohashi, whose joyful transformation under the tutelage of Miss Val was evident to the world when her perfect 10 floor routine went viral -- reaching over 100 million viewers. Other triumphs include Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, who found her confidence at UCLA and learned the tools to combat her previous abuse; and sensation Christine Peng Peng Lee, who helped the Bruins clinch the 2018 NCAA championship with back-to-back 10's. Miss Val also shares her favorite memories of her mentor, legendary basketball coach John Wooden, as well as her thoughts on Larry Nassar and the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. Miss Val reveals how her coaching journey had a rocky start before she found her own best approach. In time she realized that her dance background wasn't a detriment, it was a gift. When she embraced this, Miss Val led the Bruins to victory. Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance is packed with great advice for anyone on a quest for success, delivered in Miss Val's reassuring and inspirational tone. She took the same approach to her breast cancer diagnosis, explaining how she made that struggle into one of the best years of her life. For Miss Val, it's all about attitude. Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance is a powerful book that shows you how to make the leap of faith in choosing your own path to greatness.

Gotcha Good Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading

Grades 3–7. ... This beautiful graphic novel is the autobiography of a girl who dreamed of ... all you will see the passion that it takes to be a dancer.

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591588467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

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This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians and teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high- interest topics kids love. Irresistible book descriptions and book talks guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids want to read. New features include numerous booklists to copy and save (similar to the bookmarks in Gotcha for Guys!) and profiles and interviews of some innovative authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8. This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians, as well as elementary and middle school teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high-interest topics kids love as the authors provide irresistible book descriptions to guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids will want to read. Features include numerous booklists that can be copied and saved (similar to the bookmarks in the authors' Gotcha for Guys!), as well as profiles and interviews of some innovative nonfiction authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8.

The Body the Dance and the Text

240 Part 3: Staging the Other energy of the dance on stage, as I will show in the following pages.7 Dance librettos operate in partnership with the bodies ...

Author: Brynn Wein Shiovitz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476634852

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which writing relates to corporeality and how the two work together to create, resist or mark the body of the "Other." Contributors draw on varied backgrounds to examine different movement practices. They focus on movement as a meaning-making process, including the choreographic act of writing. The challenges faced by marginalized bodies are discussed, along with the ability of a body to question, contest and re-write historical narratives.

Dance as Text

The constant references in the synopsis to the country coming to the city involve both a reminder that ballet is a “ holiday ” fantasy and that some ...

Author: Mark Franko

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521433924

Category: Music

Page: 237

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Franko's analysis blends archival research with critical and cultural theory in order to resituate the burlesque tradition in its politically volatile context. Dance as Text thus provides a picture of the complex theoretical underpinnings of composite spectacle, the ideological tensions underlying experiments with autonomous dance, and finally, the subversiveness of Moliere's use of court ballet traditions.

San Diego Magazine

JACOBS MASTERWORKS SERIES February 5*, 6,7 Sc 8 East County Performing Arts Center ... BALLET HISPANICO dances the stories of men and women whose passions, ...





Page: 216

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San Diego Magazine gives readers the insider information they need to experience San Diego-from the best places to dine and travel to the politics and people that shape the region. This is the magazine for San Diegans with a need to know.

The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein

On the history of ballet, LK's own book, Dance: A Short History of Classic ... “all the passion” had gone out ofPlomer's work and went on to denounce him to ...

Author: Martin Duberman

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810125186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 723

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This rich and revelatory biography of Lincoln Kirstein, cofounder of the New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet, is filled with fascinating incidents and perceptions, and is being published for Kirstein's centenary. photos.

Ballet across Borders

Parry, J. (1996-7), “Dance on the Edge: Jann Parry Considers What Constitutes the ... Redfern, B. (1983), Dance, Art & Aesthetics, London: Dance Books.

Author: Helena Wulff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000184082

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This absorbing book is ballet's 'biography' -- a revealing examination of a closed world, its competition and camaraderie, sexual politics, intimacies, pressures and, not least of all, its magic. Ballet companies have endeavoured to hide what is going on backstage lest the reality of highly strung nerves, constant fatigue and pain from injuries tarnish the illusion of ethereal figures and seemingly weightless steps in polished performances. But the audience's perceptions of fairy-tale worlds onstage are far removed from the experiences of the dancers themselves. The author, who trained to be a dancer, has been given an entrée to this private world that few outsiders ever see. Books on ballet tend to focus on performance. In contrast, this book, which draws on extensive fieldwork with major companies such as London's Royal Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre in New York, the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Ballett Frankfurt, is about dancers - how their careers are made and unmade and what happens in dance companies offstage. Anyone interested in the culture of ballet or the theatre, as well as students of anthropology, dance, performance and cultural studies, will want to read what really goes on when the curtain comes down.

Incidental and Dance Music in the American Theatre from 1786 to 1923

orchestrations, musical direction, dance music arrangements (22 September 1923); Hassard Short's Ritz Revue (music by Roy Webb and others; book by Atteridge ...

Author: John Franceschina

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 700

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The history of American theater would not have developed nor impacted the sound of music today without the composers, directors, and choreographers of incidental and dance music. From the earliest immigrant composers to mainstream maestros and film composers, their successes and sorrows mirrored the masses with failed marriages, alcoholism, earning a living, and dying alone and forgotten. Much of their music was destroyed in fires or lost while touring . . . until now. Elaborating on the introduction and chronology in Volume 1 and the biographical profiles in Volume 2, the author explores the careers of the masterminds of music from Edgar Stillman Kelley to Charles Zimmerman, with more than 150 musical examples and extensive Notes. About the author: composer John Franceschina served as Musical Director for more than 150 shows over 50 years. He served on the Musical Theatre Faculties at Florida State University, Syracuse University, and Pennsylvania State University. His previous published works include Sisters of Gore: Seven Gothic Melodramas by British Women, 1790–1843; Gore on Stage: The Plays of Catherine Gore; Homosexualities in the English Theatre: From Lyly to Wilde; Socialists, Socialites, and Sociopaths: Plays and Screenplays by Frank Tuttle; Rape, Incest, Murder! The Marquis de Sade on Stage (3 volumes); David Braham: The American Offenbach; Harry B. Smith: Dean of American Librettists; Duke Ellington’s Music for the Theatre; Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire; and Music Theory through Musical Theatre.

Dance Discourses

44–5; M. Goff, 'Imitating the Passions Reconstructing the Meaning within the ... Dance Revived, Reconstructed, Remade, London: Dance Books, 2000, pp.

Author: Susanne Franco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134947126

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches – with specific case studies – and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance. With an introduction exploring the history of dance studies and the development of central themes and areas of concerns in the field, the book is then divided into three parts: politics explores 'Ausdruckstanz' – an expressive dance tradition first formulated in the 1920s by dancer Mary Wigman and carried forward in the work of Pina Bausch and others gender examines eighteenth century theatrical dance – a time when elaborate sets, costumes, and plots examined racial and sexual stereotypes identity is concerned with modern dance. Exploring contemporary analytical approaches to understanding performance traditions, Dance Discourses' pedagogical structure makes it ideal for courses in performing arts and humanities.