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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
by Misty Copeland
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In this deeply felt and beautifully written memoir, Misty Copeland reveals her inspiring and at times heartbreaking journey to become the third African-American soloist in the history of the American Ballet Theatre. When Misty Copeland first placed her... (read more)

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Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia
Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia
by Janice Ross
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Everyone has heard of George Balanchine, but few outside Russia know of Leonid Yakobson, Balanchineandrsquo;s contemporary and arguably his equal, who remained in Leninandrsquo;s Russia and survived censorship during the darkest days of Stalin. Like... (read more)

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Fosse
Fosse
by Sam Wasson
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Louis Armstrong is widely known as the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century.and#160;He was aand#160;phenomenally gifted and imaginative artist, and an entertainer so irresistibly magnetic that he knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts... (read more)

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Winter Season: A Dancer's Journal
Winter Season: A Dancer's Journal
by Toni Bentley
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"Quite possibly the most revealing book about the world of ballet ever to see print."--National Review "One of the most intelligent and introspective glimpses ever offered into one of the most competitive and excruciatingly nervous... (read more)

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Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer
Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer
by Elizabeth Kendall
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Here is the first dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend and extraordinary ballerina Liidia (Lidochka) Ivanova. Tracing the lives and friendship of... (read more)

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Josephine: The Hungry Heart
Josephine: The Hungry Heart
by Jean-Claude Baker and Chris Chase
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Based on twenty years of research and thousands of interviews, this authoritative biography of performer Josephine Baker (1906-1975) provides a candid look at her tempestuous life. Born into poverty in St. Louis, the uninhibited chorus girl became the... (read more)

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Diaghilev: A Life
Diaghilev: A Life
by Sjeng Scheijen
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Featuring an eight-page gallery of full-color illustrations, here is a major new biography of Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, who revolutionized ballet by bringing together composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev... (read more)

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Kiss & Tango: Diary of a Dancehall Seductress
Kiss & Tango: Diary of a Dancehall Seductress
by Marina Palmer
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“A delicious real–life read…This ballsy babes memoir will totally inspire you.”... (read more)

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All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse
All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse
by Martin Gottfried
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"Winner of an Oscar for Cabaret, a Tony for Pippin, and an Emmy for Liza with a ‘Z —all in one year, 1972—Bob Fosse (1927–1987) was one of Americas greatest choreographers and directors. Born in Chi"... (read more)

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Goddess: Martha Graham's Dancers Remember
Goddess: Martha Graham's Dancers Remember
by Robert Tracy
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Tracy, a writer, journalist and former professional ballet dancer, has compiled short memoirs from 31 Martha Graham dancers, recalling the experience of studying, working and performing with this small giant of a woman. They represent all the decades... (read more)

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Nureyev: The Life (Vintage)
Nureyev: The Life (Vintage)
by Julie Kavanagh
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“Julie Kavanagh distills the fabulous spirit of Nureyev, the ballet world's first pop icon.” —Vanity Fair “Ferociously concrete, ambitious, profligate, shocking and soaring. . . . Nureyev is easily the best biography of the... (read more)

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Pina
Pina
by Wim Wenders
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Pina Bausch (1940-2009) became a cult figure in the international dance scene with her "Tanztheater Wuppertal" which she both founded and directed. In her choreographies she combined classical dance with elements of performance art, mime, acrobatics... (read more)

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Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe
Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe
by Matthew Pratt Guterl
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Creating a sensation with her risqué nightclub act and strolls down the Champs Elysées, pet cheetah in tow, Josephine Baker lives on in popular memory as the banana-skirted siren of Jazz Age Paris. In Josephine Baker and the Rainbow Tribe, Matthew... (read more)

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Isadora: A Sensational Life
Isadora: A Sensational Life
by Peter Kurth
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Set against the sweeping backdrop of Europe and the United States in the early 20th century, this is the story of Isadora Duncan--the most compelling account of her magnificent life yet.... (read more)

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Movement Never Lies: An Autobiography
Movement Never Lies: An Autobiography
by Karen Kain
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CA... (read more)

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Diaghilev: A Life
Diaghilev: A Life
by Sjeng Scheijen
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Featuring an eight-page gallery of full-color illustrations, here is a major new biography of Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, who revolutionized ballet by bringing together composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev... (read more)

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The Astaires: Fred & Adele
The Astaires: Fred & Adele
by Kathleen Riley
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Before "Fred and Ginger," there was "Fred and Adele," a show-business partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In our celebrity-saturated era, it's hard to comprehend what a genuine phenomenon these two siblings from Omaha were. At the height of... (read more)

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Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham
Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham
by Carolyn Brown
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Carolyn Brown, one of the most renowned dancers of the last half-century, lived at the center of New Yorkand#39;s bold and vibrant artistic community, which included not only dancers and choreographers but composers and painters as well. Brownand#39;s... (read more)

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No Way Home: A Dancer's Journey from the Streets of Havana to the Stages of the World
No Way Home: A Dancer's Journey from the Streets of Havana to the Stages of the World
by Carlos Acosta
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"Carlos Acosta's trajectory from street urchin to superstar is another astonishing example of the transcendent power of dance. In this brutally honest account of his struggle to reconcile two conflicting worlds, we discover the source of inner conflict... (read more)

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Encore Performance: How One Woman's Passion Helped a Town Tap Into Happiness
Encore Performance: How One Woman's Passion Helped a Town Tap Into Happiness
by Vicki Riordan
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The inspiring true story of a woman who learned that itand#8217;s never too late to live the life you want andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As a young girl growing up in the 1950s in central Pennsylvania, Vicki Grubic Riordan idolized stars like Shirley... (read more)

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