Meet the dancers : from ballet, Broadway, and beyond

by Nathan, Amy.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j GV1785.A1 N37 2008
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j GV1785.A1 N37 2008
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j GV1785.A1 N37 2008
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j GV1785.A1 N37 2008
Lots of kids enjoy dancing, but what motivates them to push past the sore muscles, early-morning technique classes, and crazy schedule required to become a professional dancer? In this book, dancers from many backgrounds talk about their different paths to success in ballet, modern, jazz, Broadway, and hiphop. They also share advice and helpful tips, such as: * practice interpreting the music and the mood of a movement, even when you're doing a standard warm-up exercise * try to be in the front row at auditions so you can see what's going on and so the judges know you're eager to be seen
Dance on
Gillian Murphy, American Ballet Theatre
Clifton Brown, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Lauren Anderson, Houston Ballet
John Selya: from breakdancing to ballet to Broadway
Teresa Reichlen, New York City Ballet
Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet
Lauren Grant, Mark Morris Dance Group
David Leventhal, Mark Morris Dance Group
Julie Tice, Paul Taylor Dance Company
Glenn Allen Sims, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Elizabeth Parkinson: from ballet to modern to Broadway
Aesha Ash: from jazz to ballet ...and back
Jamal Story: from modern to Broadway, by way of the stars
Sarah Wroth, Boston Ballet
Nick Florez: L. A. dancer
Nancy Lemenager, Broadway dancer.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Dance is everything: mind, spirit, and body. . . . There's nothing better, even on the hard days. Serious young artists who agree with these words from a modern-dance company member will want to pore over Nathan's fascinating follow-up to Meet the Musicians (2003). The 16 ethnically diverse professionals profiled here encompass many classical ballet dancers, including a groundbreaking black ballerina, as well as music-video dancers, modern dancers, and Broadway stars. Many of the subjects possess body types that don't conform to the tall and stick-thin ideals of classical ballet, and these dancers' exploration of nonclassical styles may lead some readers to discover career paths not previously considered. Reproduced in black-and-white, personal photos and publicity shots illustrate, while sidebars, many quoting experts, weigh concrete topics such as whether to go to college. Given how typical it is for dancers' careers to pivot on decisions made in their teens, this is a valuable book, and with each profile's often glamorous career destination, it's one that even dance hobbyists will find absorbing. A resource list concludes.--Mattson, Jennifer Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dancers -- Biography.
Dance -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Audience Ages 9 and up.
Language English
Description 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216) and index.
ISBN 9780805080711 (hc : alk. paper)
0805080716 (hc : alk. paper)
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