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Born to Dance: Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood
Born to Dance
Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0761189343
“In Jordan Matter’s photos, dancers make all the world their stage.” —New York Times From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times–bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate McRae and Sofie Dossi) as well as stars in the making. Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now, in one dazzling photograph after another, he portrays dancers—ages 2 through 18—in ordinary and extraordinary pursuits, from hanging with friends to taking selfies, from leaping for joy to feeling left out. The subjects include TV and internet stars like Chloé Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, and Kendall Vertes, as well as boys and girls from around the neighborhood. What they all share is the skill to elevate their hopes and dreams with beauty, humor, grace, and surprise. Paired with empowering words from the dancers themselves, the photographs convey each child’s declaration that they were born to dance. Bonus Features: Scan the QR code next to dozens of photos and watch behind-the-scenes videos documenting the shoots. “Breathtaking photos to free your imagination.” —Diane Sawyer, ABC World News “When you take the natural grace of dancers and put them in unexpected places, you get photos that really tell a story.” —Fox News
Nureyev: The Life
Nureyev
The Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0375704728
A definitive portrait of the iconic ballet dancer describes Nureyev's Soviet youth, his dramatic 1961 defection to the West, the extraordinary performances that transformed him into an international celebrity, his flamboyant lifestyle, his major influence on the modern history of dance, his notorious sexual escapades, and the AIDS that claimed his life in 1993. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs
Martha Graham
Sixteen Dances in Photographs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871001764
A collection of black-and-white photographs by Barbara Morgan, the noted photographer of dance, captures the force of Martha Graham's theater, as manifested in sixteen dances originally presented during the years from 1936 to 1941
Dance With Demons: The Life of Jerome Robbins
Dance With Demons
The Life of Jerome Robbins
Paperback      ISBN: 0425183475
The life and accomplishments of the renowned choreographer and director are illuminated in an in-depth portrait of Jerome Robbins, from his work on the King and I to the complexities of his personal life. Reprint.
Art Performs Life: Merce Cuningham/Meredith Monk/Bill T. Jones
Art Performs Life
Merce Cuningham/Meredith Monk/Bill T. Jones
Paperback      ISBN: 0935640568
Published in conjunction with the June 1998 exhibition at the Walker Art Center, the combination of b&w and color photographs and text allows us to reflect on the influence each of these innovative practitioners exerted in redefining their fields as well as to celebrate the role each has played in shaping the Center's history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The Ballet Book: The Young Performer's Guide to Classical Dance
The Ballet Book
The Young Performer's Guide to Classical Dance
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0228100666
"This comprehensive guide... helps youngsters who love ballet to understand the hard work and commitment involved in classical dance training." -- School Library Journal (of the first edition) "A detailed, practical guide for serious ballet students... To balance collections heavy on colorful ballet books for browsers with stars in their eyes, here's a guide for ballet students who are ready to get down to work." -- Booklist (of the first edition) Prepared in conjunction with Canada's National Ballet School, The Ballet Book is the definitive instructional resource for children who are beginning to explore the possibilities and delights of ballet. The Ballet Book is an inspirational motivator, an exceptional teaching aid, and an ideal companion for students. Now it has all-new photographs in color and a text more suited to contemporary young dancers. The book illustrates in meticulous detail -- and through more than 100 photographs -- every position, step and pose involved in barre work, pointe work, alignment, classical ballet poses, attitudes, allegros, batteries, pirouettes and arabesques. Age-appropriate and comprehensive, it is a motivational guide, with information on deciding to dance; finding a teacher; musical accompaniment; finding the ideal studio; what to wear and grooming; positions, steps and poses; and exercises and nutrition. Historical highlights and modern opportunities complete this comprehensive book. The Ballet Book is a strong guide for both boys and girls.
Vital Grace: The Black Male Dancer
Vital Grace
The Black Male Dancer
Hardcover      ISBN: 3908161312
The Ballet Book: The Young Performer's Guide to Classical Dance
The Ballet Book
The Young Performer's Guide to Classical Dance
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0228100674
"This comprehensive guide... helps youngsters who love ballet to understand the hard work and commitment involved in classical dance training." -- School Library Journal (of the first edition) "A detailed, practical guide for serious ballet students... To balance collections heavy on colorful ballet books for browsers with stars in their eyes, here's a guide for ballet students who are ready to get down to work." -- Booklist (of the first edition) Prepared in conjunction with Canada's National Ballet School, The Ballet Book is the definitive instructional resource for children who are beginning to explore the possibilities and delights of ballet. The Ballet Book is an inspirational motivator, an exceptional teaching aid, and an ideal companion for students. Now it has all-new photographs in color and a text more suited to contemporary young dancers. The book illustrates in meticulous detail -- and through more than 100 photographs -- every position, step and pose involved in barre work, pointe work, alignment, classical ballet poses, attitudes, allegros, batteries, pirouettes and arabesques. Age-appropriate and comprehensive, it is a motivational guide, with information on deciding to dance; finding a teacher; musical accompaniment; finding the ideal studio; what to wear and grooming; positions, steps and poses; and exercises and nutrition. Historical highlights and modern opportunities complete this comprehensive book. The Ballet Book is a strong guide for both boys and girls.
Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
Dancers Among Us
A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
Paperback      ISBN: 0761171703
The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what seems impossible. And the pure, joyful optimism of it all. Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park. With each image the reader feels buoyed up, eager to see the next bit of magic. Photographer Jordan Matter started his Dancers Among Us Project by asking a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company to dance for him in a place where dance is unexpected. So, dressed in a commuter’s suit and tie, the dancer flew across a Times Square subway platform. And in that image Matter found what he’d been searching for: a way to express the feeling of being fully alive in the moment, unself-conscious, present. Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming, and more, Dancers Among Us celebrates life in a way that’s fresh, surprising, original, universal. There’s no photoshopping here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens when the shutter clicks.
Tchaikovsky: The Ballet Suites
Tchaikovsky
The Ballet Suites
Hardcover      ISBN: 1884822398
The Black Dog Music Library presents P. Tchaikovsky's Ballet Suites.