Dancer from the Dance

Dancer from the Dance
Author: Andrew Holleran
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 1473565065
ISBN 13: 9781473565067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancer from the Dance Book Review:

'Astonishingly beautiful... The best gay novel written by anyone of our generation' Harpers 'A life changing read for me. Describes a New York that has completely disappeared and for which I longed - stuck in closed-on-Sunday's London' Rupert Everett Young, divinely beautiful and tired of living a lie, Anthony Malone trades life as a seemingly straight, small town lawyer for the disco-lit decadence of New York's 1970's gay scene. Joining an unbridled world of dance parties, saunas, deserted parks and orgies - at its centre Malone befriends the flamboyant queen, Sutherland, who takes this new arrival under his preened wing. But for Malone, the endless city nights and Fire Island days, are close to burning out. It is love that Malone is longing for, and soon he will have to set himself free. First published in 1978, Dancer from the Dance is widely considered the greatest, most exciting novel of the post-Stonewall generation. Told with wit, eroticism and unashamed lyricism, it remains a heart-breaking love letter to New York's hedonistic past, and a testament to the brilliance of our passions as they burn brightest. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALAN HOLLINGHURST The perfect read for fans of It's A Sin

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows
Author: Walt Odets
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0374719322
ISBN 13: 9780374719326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Shadows Book Review:

A moving exploration of how gay men construct their identities, fight to be themselves, and live authentically It goes without saying that even today, it’s not easy to be gay in America. While young gay men often come out more readily, even those from the most progressive of backgrounds still struggle with the legacy of early-life stigma and a deficit of self-acceptance, which can fuel doubt, regret, and, at worst, self-loathing. And this is to say nothing of the ongoing trauma wrought by AIDS, which is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on his work as a clinical psychologist during and in the aftermath of the epidemic, Walt Odets reflects on what it means to survive and figure out a way to live in a new, uncompromising future, both for the men who endured the upheaval of those years and for the younger men who have come of age since then, at a time when an HIV epidemic is still ravaging the gay community, especially among the most marginalized. Through moving stories—of friends and patients, and his own—Odets considers how experiences early in life launch men on trajectories aimed at futures that are not authentically theirs. He writes to help reconstruct how we think about gay life by considering everything from the misleading idea of “the homosexual,” to the diversity and richness of gay relationships, to the historical role of stigma and shame and the significance of youth and of aging. Crawling out from under the trauma of destructive early-life experience and the two epidemics, and into a century of shifting social values, provides an opportunity to explore possibilities rather than live with limitations imposed by others. Though it is drawn from decades of private practice, activism, and life in the gay community, Odets’s work achieves remarkable universality. At its core, Out of the Shadows is driven by his belief that it is time that we act based on who we are and not who others are or who they would want us to be. We—particularly the young—must construct our own paths through life. Out of the Shadows is a necessary, impassioned argument for how and why we must all take hold of our futures.

Lord of the Dance

Lord of the Dance
Author: Michael Flatley,Douglas Thompson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-01-09
ISBN 10: 0743293002
ISBN 13: 9780743293006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of the Dance Book Review:

The star of "Riverdance" describes his rise from the Chicago streets to international fame as an Irish step dancer, detailing his role in "Riverdance," his creation of "Lord of the Dance" and other shows, his turbulent love life, and his dedication to his art.

Body of a Dancer

Body of a Dancer
Author: Renee D'Aoust
Publsiher: Etruscan Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN 10: 0983934614
ISBN 13: 9780983934615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Body of a Dancer Book Review:

"A remarkably clear-eyed descent into New York's surreal world of modern dance peopled by the obsessed, dispossessed, sexy, suicidal, brutal, broke, and absurd."—Lance Olsen, author of Nietzsche's Kisses The award-winning writer Renée E. D'Aoust draws from her experiences as a modern dancer in New York during the nineties. Her luminous prose spotlights this passionate, often brutal world. Trained at the prestigious Martha Graham Center, D'Aoust intertwines accounts of her own and other dancers' lives with essays on modern dance history. A dancer's body, scarred, strained, and tough, bears witness to the discipline demanded by the art form. Body of a Dancer provides a powerful, acidly comic record of what it is to love, and eventually leave, a life centered on dance. "With exquisite description, absolute honesty, and a clear compelling voice, Body of a Dancer offers an unforgettable account of one artist’s bittersweet journey."—Dinty W. Moore Renée E. D'Aoust's essays have been featured as notable essays in Best American Essays in 2006, 2007, and 2009. Her nonfiction work has been included in the anthology Reading Dance, edited by Robert Gottlieb and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. D'Aoust is the recipient of an NEA Dance Criticism fellowship and grants from The Puffin Foundation and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

Faggots

Faggots
Author: Larry Kramer
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780802136916
ISBN 13: 0802136915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faggots Book Review:

Thirty-nine-year-old Fred Lemish had always hoped that love would find him by the age of forty, and with four days to go, he begins a compulsive, yet humorous, search for that love and commitment, in a classic novel of gay life. Reprint.

Electronica Dance and Club Music

Electronica  Dance and Club Music
Author: MarkJ. Butler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 135156854X
ISBN 13: 9781351568548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electronica Dance and Club Music Book Review:

Discos, clubs and raves have been focal points for the development of new and distinctive musical and cultural practices over the past four decades. This volume presents the rich array of scholarship that has sprung up in response. Cutting-edge perspectives from a broad range of academic disciplines reveal the complex questions provoked by this musical tradition. Issues considered include aesthetics; agency; 'the body' in dance, movement, and space; composition; identity (including gender, sexuality, race, and other constructs); musical design; place; pleasure; policing and moral panics; production techniques such as sampling; spirituality and religion; sub-cultural affiliations and distinctions; and technology. The essays are contributed by an international group of scholars and cover a geographically and culturally diverse array of musical scenes.

Dance of Shadows

Dance of Shadows
Author: Yelena Black
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1408829975
ISBN 13: 9781408829974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance of Shadows Book Review:

Dark forces are unleashed by the intense passion of one young ballet dancer in a dark, seductive and highly dramatic thriller.

Dancer

Dancer
Author: Colum McCann
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1526617358
ISBN 13: 9781526617354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancer Book Review:

This novel opens on a battlefield: trudging back from the front through a ravaged and icy wasteland, their horses dying around them, their own hunger rendering them almost savage, the Russian soldiers are exhausted as they reach the city of Ufa, desperate for food and shelter. They find both, and then music and dance. And there, spinning unafraid among them, dancing for the soldiers and anyone else who'll watch him, is one small pale boy, Rudolf. This is Colum McCann's dancer: Rudolf, a prodigy at six years old, who became the greatest dancer of the century, who redefined dance, rewrote his own life, and died of AIDS before anyone knew he had it. This is an extraordinary life transformed into extraordinary fiction by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. One kind of masculine grace is perfectly matched to another in Colum McCann's beautiful and daring new novel.

Keep It Moving

Keep It Moving
Author: Twyla Tharp
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN 10: 1982101318
ISBN 13: 9781982101312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keep It Moving Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the world’s legendary artists and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets—from insight to action—for harnessing vitality, finding purpose as you age, and expanding one’s possibilities over the course of a lifetime in her newest New York Times bestseller Keep It Moving. At seventy-eight, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she makes—but for her astounding regime of exercise and nonstop engagement. She is famed for religiously hitting the gym each morning at daybreak, and utilizing that energy to propel her breakneck schedule as a teacher, writer, creator, and lecturer. This book grew out of the question she was asked most frequently: “How do you keep working?” Keep It Moving is a series of no-nonsense mediations on how to live with purpose as time passes. From the details of how she stays motivated to the stages of her evolving fitness routine, Tharp models how fulfillment depends not on fortune—but on attitude, possible for anyone willing to try and keep trying. Culling anecdotes from Twyla’s life and the lives of other luminaries, each chapter is accompanied by a small exercise that will help anyone develop a more hopeful and energetic approach to the everyday. Twyla will tell you what the beauty-fitness-wellness industry won’t: chasing youth is a losing proposition. Instead, Keep It Moving focuses you on what’s here and where you’re going—the book for anyone who wishes to maintain their prime for life.

So You Want to Be a Dancer

So  You Want to Be a Dancer
Author: Laurel van der Linde
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1582704503
ISBN 13: 9781582704500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You Want to Be a Dancer Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to pursuing a career in the world of dance profiles jobs ranging from professional dancer and choreographer to technical director and costume designer, incorporating tips by industry insiders and inspiring stories by young people. Simultaneous and eBook.

Jerome Robbins by Himself

Jerome Robbins  by Himself
Author: Jerome Robbins
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0451494660
ISBN 13: 9780451494665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jerome Robbins by Himself Book Review:

"A selection of the unpublished writings, journals, and letters of Jerome Robbins, with additional texts by Amanda Vaill"--

The Dancer and the Dance

The Dancer and the Dance
Author: Merce Cunningham,Jacqueline Lesschaeve
Publsiher: Marion Boyars Publishers
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780714529318
ISBN 13: 0714529311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dancer and the Dance Book Review:

Leading dance innovator Merce Cunningham not only describes his development as a dancer and choreographer, but also discusses individual compositions--including Torse, Inlets and Squaregame--revealing a great deal about his collaborations with such modern masters as John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, Jasper Johns and Morris Graves.

Cambodian Dancer

Cambodian Dancer
Author: Daryn Reicherter
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 1462917690
ISBN 13: 9781462917693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cambodian Dancer Book Review:

**Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award Silver Medal for Non-Fiction —Picture Book** This beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of a little Cambodian girl forced to leave her old world behind and find a new home in America. In clear but simple language and vivid illustrations, this Cambodian children's story communicates a sense of the joy, sadness, injustice and triumph that lives on in young Cambodian Americans. It shows that it is possible to overcome great hardship, and that a single decision can do much to heal one's self and others. The Cambodian Dancer is the true story of a Cambodian refugee—a dancer and teacher—who built a life in the US after fleeing the Khmer Rouge. She became a counselor to other Cambodian refugees and created a school of dance for children. Her gift of hope was to teach children in the Cambodian community the traditional dances of Cambodia so that young people growing up far away from the land of their ancestors would know about their culture.

A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance
Author: Padma Venkatraman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN 10: 0698158261
ISBN 13: 9780698158269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Time to Dance Book Review:

Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit. Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.

Dancer from the Dance

Dancer from the Dance
Author: Andrew Holleran
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:19111220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancer from the Dance Book Review:

Grief

Grief
Author: Andrew Holleran
Publsiher: Hyperion
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN 10: 9781401308940
ISBN 13: 1401308945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grief Book Review:

Now in paperback, the universally acclaimed novel about loss and yearning Reeling from the recent death of his invalid mother, an exhausted, lonely professor comes to our nation's capital to escape his previous life. What he finds there -- in his handsome, solitary landlord; in the city's somber mood and sepulchral architecture; and in the strange and impassioned journals of Mary Todd Lincoln -- shows him unexpected truths about America and loss.

10 Ballet Dancers

10 Ballet Dancers
Author: Amanda Malek-Ahmadi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781947408258
ISBN 13: 1947408259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Ballet Dancers Book Review:

It's a special day. The children practice their ballet. But something is odd. Let's count down from 10 to 1 to find the surprise before the class is done.

The Dance That Makes You Vanish

The Dance That Makes You Vanish
Author: Rachmi Diyah Larasati
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780816679942
ISBN 13: 0816679940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dance That Makes You Vanish Book Review:

Indonesian court dance is famed for its sublime calm and stillness, yet this peaceful surface conceals a time of political repression and mass killing. Rachmi Diyah Larasati reflects on her own experiences as an Indonesian national troupe dancer from a family of persecuted female dancers and activists, examining the relationship between female dancers and the Indonesian state since 1965.

Making It Werk

Making It Werk
Author: Michelle Loucadoux,Shelli Margheritis
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-02-06
ISBN 10: 9781542583848
ISBN 13: 1542583845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making It Werk Book Review:

In this start-to-finish guide to the business side of dance, professional dancer Michelle Loucadoux and world-renowned dance agent Shelli Margheritis offer invaluable tips and tricks of the trade from both sides of the audition table. From starting a career in dance through transitioning out of the business, this book discusses the details of training, finding representation, working on set, dance unions, networking, auditioning, branding, and creating a sustainable career as a professional dancer. This is an absolute must read for current or aspiring dance professionals working in any facet of the dance industry.

The Dancers at the End of Time

The Dancers at the End of Time
Author: Michael Moorcock
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780575108554
ISBN 13: 057510855X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dancers at the End of Time Book Review:

'What follows, then, is the story of Jherek Carnelian, who did not know the meaning of morality, and Mrs Amelia Underwood, who knew everything about it.' In a decaying far, far future, where everything and anything is possible, the citizens of the End of Time while away their days in an exuberance of wild parties, outlandish competitions and emotionless affairs. At the world's end, all love is timeless and all age-old disputes irrelevant. However Jherek Carnelian, a bemused denizen of the End of Time, is in danger of taking reality too seriously, and grows tired of his pleasures. So when love mysteriously blooms between Mrs Amelia Underwood, transported unwillingly from the nineteenth century, and Carnelian, only one question matters. Is his love true, or is it just another attempt to stave off the boredom that ultimate power and the End of Time bring? Contains An Alien Heat, The Hollow Lands and The End of All Songs