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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
by Misty Copeland
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andlt;B andgt;and#8220;Picture a ballerina in a tutu and toe shoes. What does she look like?and#8221;andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has... (read more)

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Darcey Bussell
Darcey Bussell
by Darcey Bussell
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A glorious photographic celebration of the life and career of Darcey Bussell—the incredible, world-class ballerina. Darcey Bussell is widely considered to be one of the greatest English ballerinas of all time. Her stellar career spanned two... (read more)

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Nureyev (08 Edition)
Nureyev (08 Edition)
by Kavanagh
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Rudolf Nureyev, one of the most iconic dancers of the twentieth century, had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage. In this... (read more)

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I Was a Dancer
I Was a Dancer
by Jacques Damboise
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“Who am I? Im a man; an American, a father, a teacher, but most of all, I am a person who knows how the arts can change lives, because they transformed mine. I was a dancer.” In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques dAmboise, one of... (read more)

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Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire
Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire
by John Franceschina
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Armed with an eighth-grade education, an inexhaustible imagination, and an innate talent for dancing, Hermes Pan (1909-1990) was a boy from Tennessee who became the most prolific, popular, and memorable choreographer of the glory days of the Hollywood... (read more)

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Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer
by Li Cunxin
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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... (read more)

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Nijinsky: A Life of Genius and Madness
Nijinsky: A Life of Genius and Madness
by Richard Buckle
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Vaslav Nijinsky stands alone as a dancer, interpretive artist, and choreographic pioneer. His breathtaking performances with the Ballet Russe took Western Europe by storm, and his avant-garde choreography for The Afternoon of the Faun and Rite of Spring... (read more)

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To Dance on Sands: The Life and Art of Death Valley's Marta Becket
To Dance on Sands: The Life and Art of Death Valley's Marta Becket
by Marta Becket
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The only time she felt free was when she was dancing. Performing her own creations on her own stage.it would be like dancing forever. Then one day, in the middle of Death Valley, it appeared to her like a dream. A beautiful theater that no one wanted.To... (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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Approaching her dreaded thirtieth birthday, Marina Palmer suddenly found herself adrift in anxiety. A successful but bored advertising executive -- on the therapist's couch thrice weekly and with no lasting love in her life -- she longed for true passion... (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 Chicago, young Fosse began his career tap-... (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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"Mr. Tracy knows what to ask Graham veterans, and he gets answers that will interest specialists and non-specialists alike. The range of emotions, of wit, of sensibility is especially dazzling: the inner life of a great dance era is concentrated in these... (read more)

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Donata & Wim Wenders Pina the Film & the Dancers
Donata & Wim Wenders Pina the Film & the Dancers
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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Kiss and Tango: Looking for Love in Buenos Aires
Kiss and Tango: Looking for Love in Buenos Aires
by Marina Palmer
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Should you ever give up the fast track? Could you settle down with the spirit of adventure still in your blood? And just how do you say Mr. Wrong in Spanish anyway? Fueled by tango addiction, the hope of romancing a sultry porteñ o, and a one-way... (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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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 York's bold and vibrant artistic community, which included not only dancers and choreographers but composers and painters as well. Brown's memoir... (read more)

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The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus
The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus
by Peggy Schwartz
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"As much a labour of love as it is a recovery project, The Dance Claimed Me communicates the Schwartzs’ sincere investment in securing Primus’s place in concert dance and US cultural history.…The authors strike a devotional tone... (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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George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker (Eminent Lives)
George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker (Eminent Lives)
by Robert Gottlieb
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Written by the gifted author, editor, and dance critic Robert Gottlieb, George Balanchine describes the life and art of the celebrated, revolutionary ballet choreographer. Here is a necessary and singular look at the life of one of the great figures of... (read more)

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