Royal Ballet Desk Diary 2019

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786649706

Category:

Page: 96

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A Royal Ballet week-to-view desk diary featuring photography of some of the most vibrant and visually stunning ballet performances to grace London's Royal Opera House. It showcases the graceful poise of such dancers as Natalia Osipova and James Hay in beloved classics and modern productions like Giselle and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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Eggshells

A Novel

Author: Caitriona Lally

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612195970

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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"First published in 2015 by Liberties Press."
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Dancers: Behind the Scenes with The Royal Ballet

Behind the Scenes with The Royal Ballet

Author: Andrej Uspenski

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783194308

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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This beautifully produced new book by Royal Ballet dancer Andrej Uspenski is a collection of exclusive photographs which shines the spotlight on ballet, the most beautiful of art forms.These exquisite photographs feature some of the finest dancers on stage today, bringing the reader into the magical world of ballet. As a Royal Ballet dancer himself, Andrej Uspenski has a unique perspective on photographic composition of dance imagery, as well as unrivalled access not only to the Royal Ballet’s productions, but also to the dancers who perform in them. This gives the reader an exclusive insight in to the Royal Ballet’s work. Dancers includes exclusive, backstage photographs, as well as a number of breathtaking images taken from the wings during live stage performances, making this a unique photographic record, perfect for all ballet fans.
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CHOREOGRAPHER'S HANDBOOK

Author: Jonathan Burrows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113697458X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher Jonathan Burrows explains how to navigate a course through the complex process of creating dance. He provides choreographers with an active manifesto and shares his wealth of experience of choreographic practice to allow each artist and dance-maker to find his or her own aesthetic process.
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Ballet Spectacular

Author: Lisa Miles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783120864

Category: Ballet

Page: 80

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Stunning images from the collections at The Royal Ballet are accompanied by informative and fact-filled text to offer a detailed insight into this magical world. Ballet Spectacular is perfect for budding principal dancers, those who love to watch ballet, and anyone with an interest in this beautiful art form.
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Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

Author: Simon Morrison

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 0871408309

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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An enthralling, definitive new history of the Bolshoi Ballet, where visionary performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage. On a freezing night in January 2013, a hooded assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia’s most illustrious institutions into scandal. The Bolshoi Theater had been a crown jewel during the reign of the tsars and an emblem of Soviet power throughout the twentieth century. Under Putin in the twenty-first century, it has been called on to preserve a priceless artistic legacy and mirror Russia’s neo-imperial ambitions. The attack and its torrid aftermath underscored the importance of the Bolshoi to the art of ballet, to Russia, and to the world. The acid attack resonated far beyond the world of ballet, both into Russia’s political infrastructure and, as renowned musicologist Simon Morrison shows in his tour-de-force account, the very core of the Bolshoi’s unparalleled history. With exclusive access to state archives and private sources, Morrison sweeps us through the history of the storied ballet, describing the careers of those onstage as well as off, tracing the political ties that bind the institution to the varying Russian regimes, and detailing the birth of some of the best-loved ballets in the repertoire. From its disreputable beginnings in 1776 at the hand of a Faustian charlatan, the Bolshoi became a point of pride for the tsarist empire after the defeat of Napoleon in 1812. After the revolution, Moscow was transformed from a merchant town to a global capital, its theater becoming a key site of power. Meetings of the Communist Party were hosted at the Bolshoi, and the Soviet Union was signed into existence on its stage. During the Soviet years, artists struggled with corrosive censorship, while ballet joined chess tournaments and space exploration as points of national pride and Cold War contest. Recently, a $680 million restoration has restored the Bolshoi to its former glory, even as prized talent has departed. As Morrison reveals in lush and insightful prose, the theater has been bombed, rigged with explosives, and reinforced with cement. Its dancers have suffered unimaginable physical torment to climb the ranks, sometimes for so little money that they kept cows at home whose milk they could sell for food. But the Bolshoi has transcended its own fraught history, surviving 250 years of artistic and political upheaval to define not only Russian culture but also ballet itself. In this sweeping, definitive account, Morrison demonstrates once and for all that, as Russia goes, so goes the Bolshoi Ballet.
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Dancer

A Novel

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312429029

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The author of The Side of Brightness presents a fictional account of the life of Rudolf Nureyev, following his first ballet lessons under Anna Vasileva, his relationship with the ambitious Yulia, and his experiences with Venezuela hustler Victor. 75,000 first printing.
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White Swan, Black Swan

Author: Adrienne Sharp

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307493105

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The world's most famous choreographer becomes infatuated with a coltish young dancer who proves both siren and muse. A rising star plunges into an affair with a principal but finds that ecstasy on the stage can't be surpassed in the bed. A dying legend reflects on the evanescent beauty of a life of gesture, lost to everything but memory. Each bittersweet story plants the reader amid a cast of dancers and choreographers who struggle—valiantly, playfully, fiercely—to find in the rigorous discipline and animating beauty of ballet a counterbalance to the chaos of unscripted life. Many of the tales dare to imagine the inner lives of the century's titans—Balanchine, Fonteyn and Nureyev—which rival in emotional complexity and pathos the classic dramas they enacted onstage: La Bayadere, Don Quixote, Swan Lake. White Swan, Black Swan translates the pure and essential gestures of ballet into starkly elegant prose while showing the sweat and sex beneath the serene surface. Adrienne Sharp's debut is a bravura performance. From the Hardcover edition.
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Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

Author: James Steichen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190607416

Category: Music

Page: 312

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In 1933 choreographer George Balanchine and impresario Lincoln Kirstein embarked on an elusive quest to found a ballet company and school in the United States. Though their efforts would eventually result in the creation of the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, the first decade of their collaborative efforts was anything but assured. Tracing the tangled histories of two of the most important figures in twentieth-century dance, Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise offers a fresh perspective on a pivotal period in cultural history. Deeply researched using sources only made available in recent years, the book challenges the mythologies surrounding the early years of the Balanchine-Kirstein enterprise. It also reveals the full extent of Kirstein's essential role and offers reconstructive analysis of lost works, as well as new and surprising details regarding some of Balanchine's most iconic ballets, including Serenade, Apollo, and Concerto Barocco. This history involved artists including Richard Rodgers, Martha Graham, George Gershwin, Katherine Dunham, Vera Zorina, and Igor Stravinsky, as well as dozens of lesser known players whose contributions have yet to be fully acknowledged. Capturing the full sweep of Balanchine and Kirstein's collaborative work across multiple genres and institutions, this book reveals their partnership in all of its exciting and ungainly complexity, showing how the 1930s Balanchine was not the artist that he would eventually become, and how the same was true of the institutions that he and Kirstein jointly created.
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Reading Jackie

Her Autobiography in Books

Author: William Kuhn

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307744655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Draws on archives and interviews with authors, colleagues, and friends to examine Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' time as an editor, revealing both the serious and the mischievous woman underneath the glamorous public image.
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Call Me Debbie

True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva

Author: Deborah Voigt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062118293

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Internationally beloved opera star Deborah Voigt recounts her harrowing and ultimately successful private battles to overcome the addictions and self-destructive tendencies that nearly destroyed her life. Call Me Debbie is one of the most electrifying performances of Deborah Voigt’s life. The brilliantly gifted opera soprano takes us behind the velvet curtains to tell her compelling story—a tale of success, addiction, music, and faith as dramatic as any role she has performed. For the first time, she talks about the events that led to her dangerous gastric bypass surgery in 2004 and its shocking aftermath: her substantial weight loss coupled with the “cross addiction” that led to severe alcoholism, frightening all-night blackouts, and suicide attempts. Ultimately, Voigt emerged from the darkness to achieve complete sobriety, thanks to a twelve-step program and a recommitment to her Christian faith. Colored by hilarious anecdotes and juicy gossip that illuminate what really goes on backstage, Voigt paints diverting portraits of the artists with whom she’s worked, her most memorable moments onstage, and her secrets to great singing. She also offers fascinating insight into the roles she’s played and the characters she loves, including Strauss’s Ariadne and Salome, Puccini’s Minnie, and Wagner’s Sieglinde, Isolde, and Brünnhilde, sharing her intense preparation for playing them. Filled with eight pages of color photos, Call Me Debbie is an inspirational story that offers a unique look into the life of a modern artist and a remarkable woman.
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The Lion's Face

Author: Glyn Maxwell

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437998

Category: Drama

Page: 52

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The Lion’s Face is a tale of love, loss and family told through theatre and music. When a man loses his way home it seems a trivial thing, but it signals the beginning of an irreversible decline into confusion and dementia. Compassionate, dramatic, at times harrowing, at times funny, this is an original and richly-textured exploration of ageing, memory, innocence and ignorance, of an encounter between old and young, sharing a last moment at the edge of silence. Elena Langer and Glyn Maxwell’s fi rst opera together, The Girl of Sand, was described as “hauntingly beautiful... an enticing sonic tapestry,” by the Evening Standard. The Opera Group tours opera and music theatre across the UK and internationally – re-creating rarely performed gems and commissioning fresh new works from the artists of the future. The Opera Group’s co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Young Vic of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene won the 2008 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.
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Great British Bakes

Forgotten treasures for modern bakers

Author: Mary-Anne Boermans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155010

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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*Winner of the Guild of Food Writers First Book Award 2014* Food writer and baker extraordinaire Mary-Anne Boermans has delved into the UK’s fine baking history to rediscover the long-forgotten recipes of our past. These are recipes that fill a cook with confidence, honed and perfected over centuries and lovingly adapted for use in 21st-century kitchens. Here you will find such tempting delights as Welsh Honey Cake, Lace Meringues, Rich Orange Tart, Butter Buns, Pearl Biscuits and Chocolate Meringue Pie. They are triple-tested recipes that do not rely on processed, pre-packaged ingredients and they are all delicious. And Mary-Anne reveals the stories behind the bakes, with tales of escaped princes, hungry politicians and royal days out to sample the delicacies of Britain’s historic bakeries. This very special collection sits confidently among the best of British cookery writing, with recipes that have stood the test of time and that will both surprise and delight for years to come.
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In Pieces

Author: Sally Field

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538763044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words--about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.
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Different drummer

the life of Kenneth MacMillan

Author: Jann Parry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 758

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Kenneth MacMillans ballets are in constant demand by world-famous companies, particularly Romeo and Juliet, Manon and Mayerling. However, MacMillan was tormented by an acute sense of being an outsider, at odds with the institutions in which he worked and their conventional expectations of what ballet should be.A real-life Billy Elliot from a Scottish working class family, MacMillan demonstrated a prodigious talent for dancing from an early age. Following the premature death of his mother, the young MacMillan sought an escape route from home and, despite his fathers disapproval, secured a place at Sadlers Wells. Paradoxically he found himself crippled by stage-fright during the height of his professional career, leaving him with only one option choreography. He went on to produce ballets which defied convention and became renowned for challenging audiences. The criticism he received fanned his anxieties but, despite this, MacMillan achieved international acclaim, becoming artistic director of both the Berlin Ballet and the Royal Ballet. On a personal level he found unexpected happiness with his wife and daughter in the later stages of his life, making it all the more tragic when he died suddenly at the age of 62.This stunning biography reveals a complex artist who fiercely guarded his own privacy, whilst his ballets communicated his darkest and most intimate thoughts.
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A Life in Pictures

Author: Darcey Bussell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742704692

Category: Ballerinas

Page: 244

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This book of stunning images by some of today's leading photographers, chronicles Darcey Bussell's amazing career on the stage. From her early years through to her final performance, every significant moment has been captured.
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The Ballet Book

Author: Darcey Bussell,Patricia Linton

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442024229

Category:

Page: 64

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The author, a professional ballerina, introduces the art of ballet, from the basic positions, poses, jumps, and exercises to folk and character dancing, makeup, choreography, and performing on stage. Reprint.
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Breaking Bounds

The Dance Photography of Lois Greenfield

Author: William A. Ewing,Lois Greenfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500276709

Category: Art and dance

Page: 119

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Wicked

The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

Author: Winnie Holzman

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781423492764

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Each title in The Applause Libretto Library Series presents a Broadway musical with fresh packaging in a 6 x 9 trade paperback format. Each Complete Book and Lyrics is approved by the writers and attractively designed with color photo inserts from the Broadway production. All titles include introduction and foreword by renowned Broadway musical experts. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious, and very popular. The story of how these two unlikely friends end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for the most spellbinding new musical in years.
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Darcey Bussell

Author: Darcey Bussell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784881061

Category: Ballerinas

Page: 224

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Darcey Bussell chronicles Darcey from her early years through to her final performance. Along with images of her on stage and in costume, there are intimate behind-the-scenes photos of rehearsals and preparation, from world famous photographers. Darcey provides a fascinating insight into the ballet world, with personal anecdotes and memories of some of the most important moments in her career. It features her now famous performances in ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, Giselle, Manon, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. A must for lovers of ballet and dance, this latest edition features a new foreword from Darcey, plus a spectacular silver design finish to the spine, cover and gilded edges. This is truly a beautiful book to own and treasure.
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