Dance, Ballet

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MISTY COPELAND: POWER AND GRACE

Power and grace define Misty Copeland―an influential ballet dancer who has broken through difficult barriers to become the first female African-American to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
January 1, 2015 | Paperback | Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company |
$12.99
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DIAGHILEV AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE BALLETS RUSSES 1909-1929

While the early 20th century was rich with creative energy, no one brought theater and dance to the forefront of culture quite like Sergei Diaghilev did with his extraordinary Ballets Russes. From 1909 to 1929, the Ballets Russes attracted the involvement of major artists, composers, and designers.
September 1, 2010 | Hardcover | Victoria & Albert Museum |
$55.00
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AILEY ASCENDING: POETRY IN MOTION

Written by Alvin Alley America Dance Theater
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, this dazzling book includes both original black and white and full-color photographs by Andrew Eccles. This acclaimed photographer has been documenting the company for the past twelve years, and his breathtakingly beautiful images capture the dancers in performance, behind-the-scenes, and in stunning portraits.
December 1, 2008 | Hardcover_OOP | Chronicle Books |
$40.00
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APOLLO'S ANGELS: A HISTORY OF BALLET

Written by Homans, Jennifer
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, LOS ANGELES TIMES, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past.
November 29, 2011 | Paperback | Random House Trade |
$23.00
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NUREYEV: THE LIFE

Written by Kavanagh, Julie
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.
November 11, 2008 | Paperback | Vintage | 848 Pages |
$22.00
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DANCING THROUGH IT: MY JOURNEY IN THE BALLET

Written by Ringer, Jenifer
"A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer." --The Washington Post Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic, and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weight.
February 24, 2015 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 304 Pages |
$18.00
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ASTAIRES: FRED AND ADELE

Written by Riley, Kathleen
Before Fred and Ginger, there was Fred and Adele, a show-business partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In our celebrity-saturated era, it's hard to comprehend what a genuine phenomenon these two siblings from Omaha were. At the height of their success in the mid-1920s, the Astaires seemed to define the Jazz Age.
June 1, 2014 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 272 Pages |
$19.95
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BALANCHINE AND THE LOST MUSE: REVOLUTION AND THE MAKING OF A CHOREOGRAPHER

Written by Kendall, Elizabeth
Here is the first dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend, the extraordinary ballerina Liidia (Lidochka) Ivanova.
July 1, 2015 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 304 Pages |
$26.95
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BALLET

A penetrating and unique achievement that pushes the art of dance photography in new directions." -Lew Whittington, New York Journal of Books
June 23, 2015 | Hardcover | Steidl |
$85.00
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IRINA BARONOVA AND THE BALLETS RUSSES DE MONTE CARLO

Written by Tennant, Victoria
In the 1930s and '40s, the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo toured the United States and the world, introducing many to ballet as an art form, while spreading the enduring image of the ballerina as an embodiment of feminine grace and sophistication.
October 15, 2014 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 256 Pages |
$55.00

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