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.

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.

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.

The Midnight Dance

The Midnight Dance
Author: Nikki Katz
Publsiher: Swoon Reads
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 1250123720
ISBN 13: 9781250123725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Dance Book Review:

Set against the fascinating and moody backdrop of a mysterious boarding school, this intricately crafted novel is filled with magical realism, gothic settings, and the perfect hint of romance. Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep in the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master, who keeps the girls ensconced in the estate – and in the only life Penny has ever known. But when flashes of memories – memories of a life very different from the one she thinks she’s been leading – start to appear, Penny begins to question the Grande Teatro and the motivations of Master. With a kind and attractive kitchen boy, Cricket, at her side, Penny vows to escape the confines of her school and the strict rules that dictate every step she takes. But at every turn, Master finds a way to stop her, and Penny must uncover the secrets of her past before it’s too late. Debut author Nikki Katz delivers a unique and haunting twist on a classic fairy tale with The Midnight Dance, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads. Praise for The Midnight Dance: "Deliciously dark and twisty, taking you on a luscious ride."—Suzanne Lazear, author of the Aether Chronicles series “Well-written and charming.” —Jennifer McKenzie, reader on SwoonReads.com “A beautifully written story.” —Chen Yan Chang, reader on SwoonReads.com

Let s Dance

Let s Dance
Author: Valerie Bolling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1635921422
ISBN 13: 9781635921427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let s Dance Book Review:

"Tap, twirl, twist, spin! With musical, rhyming text, author Valerie Bolling shines a spotlight on dances from across the globe" --

The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0399590609
ISBN 13: 9780399590603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water Dancer Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.”—San Francisco Chronicle IN DEVELOPMENT AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Adapted by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kamilah Forbes, directed by Nia DaCosta, and produced by MGM, Plan B, and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • Vanity Fair • Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Paste • Town & Country • The New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen. Praise for The Water Dancer “Ta-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir, Between the World and Me. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations—and then proceeds to exceed them. The Water Dancer . . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What’s most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless and instantly canon-worthy.”—Rolling Stone

Dancing Shapes

Dancing Shapes
Author: Once Upon a Dance
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2020-12
ISBN 10: 9781735984414
ISBN 13: 1735984418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Shapes Book Review:

11x8.5 Hardcover Dancing Shapes provides an inside gorgeous glimpse into ballerina Konora's journey. Konora, whose career has been sidelined by Covid-19, leads readers through warm-up steps, a basic ballet technique lesson, and an exploration of movement and form. Spectacular photos and a conversational style will leave your dance fan adoring the ballet heroine.While designed for children ages 6-8 to explore the details of the shapes Konora creates, preschoolers and kindergarteners will enjoy trying the poses and seeing Konora in action. While older children may be less motivated to replicate the poses, they will observe and consider various dance elements. With more than fifty poses to contemplate or re-create, aspiring young dancers learn basic ballet technique and vocabulary; develop an eye for detail; explore movement concepts; increase body awareness; strengthen spatial perception and balance; celebrate gratitude, the value of practice and making healthy choices.Ballet photography in nature, creative fantasy, and an array of movements and positions enhances this series' debut to inspire young dancers and ballet fans alike.At least three books in one, mini-sections include About Me, Konora; Warming Up; Ballet Positions; Thinking about Details; Saying Thanks; Fancy French, Positions and Concepts Review. What Moms and Dads Said:Gorgeous! Inspirational! Dancing girls alllllll over my backyard!!! ...while looking at the cover with all those poses said, "I can do that one. I can't do that one. I can do that one. I can't do that one." Then she started trying them. The pictures alone inspired her. As soon as we read something like, "Can you try..." she would hop right up and try it. She lost a little steam reading through it all in one sitting, but coming back to it at different times and trying smaller sections was just right.She thinks the book is just right for her age [9], not too young or old feeling.

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 144249929X
ISBN 13: 9781442499294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You Want to Be a Dancer Book Review:

Love dance? Go pro and make movement a way of life with this comprehensive guide that can help you land your dream job in the world of dance. From front-and-center careers like professional dancer and choreographer to the lesser-known professions of technical director and costume designer, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? reveals a vast expanse of dance-related job possibilities that are as exciting as they are rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different dance industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Dancer? includes inspiring stories from young people who are in the industry right now, as well as activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in dance.

The Snow Dancer

The Snow Dancer
Author: Addie Boswell
Publsiher: Two Lions
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-12
ISBN 10: 9781542093170
ISBN 13: 1542093171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Snow Dancer Book Review:

Young dancer Sofia wakes up to a quiet, white world--it's a snow day! She makes her way outside to the neighborhood park, where a field awaits her, white and shining and open. It isn't long before the rest of the neighborhood wakes its sleepy head--and the other kids make their way to the park, scattering all of Sofia's beautiful silence. But with the help of a new young friend, Sofia is ready to show everyone what a snow dancer can do on a perfect day like this. With lyrical language and gorgeous art, this book sparkles with all the joy and beauty of a snow day.

Diana Dances

Diana Dances
Author: Luciano Lozano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 9781773212470
ISBN 13: 1773212478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diana Dances Book Review:

"Diana is restless and can't sit still in class. She's having trouble with math, and her mother is worried. But when she takes Diana to see a doctor, they discover that there's nothing wrong with Diana--she just loves to dance."--

Starting Your Career as a Dancer

Starting Your Career as a Dancer
Author: Mande Dagenais
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1621531686
ISBN 13: 9781621531685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starting Your Career as a Dancer Book Review:

In Starting Your Career as a Dancer, author Mande Dagenais explains what it really takes to get into the business, be in the business, and survive in the business. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience in the performing arts as a dancer, teacher, choreographer/director, and producer, Dagenais offers insider advice and shares her vast knowledge while answering questions asked by professionals and beginners alike. Aspiring dancers will learn about different markets, venues, and types of work for dancers, and what to expect from a dancing job, while experienced dancers will appreciate helpful tips on where and how to find work, business management, and career transition. Covering topics ranging from audition dos and don’ts to injury prevention, this is absolutely the most comprehensive and practical guide you will find to the dancer’s profession.

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.

Jerome Robbins by Himself

Jerome Robbins  by Himself
Author: Jerome Robbins
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0451494679
ISBN 13: 9780451494672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jerome Robbins by Himself Book Review:

The titanic choreographer, creator of memorable ballets, master of Broadway musicals, legendary show doctor and director, now revealed in his own words--the closest we will get to a memoir/autobiography--from his voluminous letters, journals, notes, diaries, never before published. Edited, and with commentary by Amanda Vaill, author of Robbins's biography, Somewhere, 2006 ("I can't imagine a better book about Robbins ever being written"--Terry Teachout, chief drama critic, The Wall Street Journal). He was famous for reinventing the Broadway musical, creating a vernacular American ballet, pushing the art form to new boundaries where it had never gone before, integrating dance seamlessly with character, story and music, and as Associate Artistic Director, Ballet Master, and Co-Artistic Director, with George Balanchine, shaping the New York City Ballet with daring and brio for more than five decades through his often startling choreography in ballet's classical idiom. He was known as the king of Broadway, the most sought-after director-choreographer and show doctor who gave shape to On the Town (1944), Call Me Madam (1950), The King and I (1951), Wonderful Town (1953), Peter Pan (1954), The Pajama Game (1954), Silk Stockings (1955), West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Funny Girl (1964), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), and many other classic musicals, winning four Tony Awards, two Oscars, and an Emmy. He shocked and betrayed those he loved and worked with by naming names to the House Un-American Activities Committee. ("I betrayed my manhood, my Jewishness, my parents, my sister," he wrote in a diary. "I can't undo it.") Now, Amanda Vaill, Jerome Robbins biographer and authority, drawing on the vast and closely held Robbins archives, has put together a selection of his writings, giving us a sense of his extraordinary range as a thinker and artist, as well as a surprising and revealing glimpse into the mind and heart of this towering cultural giant. Interspersed throughout, his correspondence with George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Robert Graves, Lincoln Kirstein, Arthur Laurents, Tanaquil Le Clercq (the fourth of Balanchine's four wives, with whom Robbins was also in love), Laurence Olivier, Stephen Sondheim, et al.

Jingle Dancer

Jingle Dancer
Author: Cynthia L. Smith
Publsiher: Heartdrum
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 9780063018112
ISBN 13: 006301811X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jingle Dancer Book Review:

The affirming story of how a contemporary Native American girl turns to her family and community to help her dance find a voice. Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family, and she hopes to dance at the next powwow. But she has a problem--how will her dress sing if it has no jingles? The cone-shaped jingles sewn to Grandma Wolfe's dress sing tink, tink, tink, tink. Jenna's heart beats to the brum, brum, brum, brum of the powwow drum as she daydreams about the clinking song of her grandma's jingle dancing. The warm, evocative watercolors of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu complement author Cynthia Leitich Smith's lyrical text in this picture book. Perfect for classroom and library sharing.