Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnessed atrocities that no child ever should. Her father was killed by rebels and her mother died of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela DePrince was mistreated. Then she and her best friend are adopted by an American couple. But life in the States isn't without difficulties. This book tells her story.
This book examines the concept and practice of myth performance in African Diaspora dramas and dances. These six essays chart a new path that enriches and enhances the understanding of African diaspora myth performance in literary and diaspora studies.
A new classic for dancers of all levels, THE BALLET COMPANION is the first complete, full-colour ballet reference book, covering the technique, artistry, training, performance and enjoyment of ballet - and a beautiful gift for anyone who loves the art of dance.
A guide to ballroom dancing. It includes all the main ballroom dances, along with versions of most dances approved for championships. There are diagrams showing every step from both the male and female perspective. This tenth edition is revised and updated.
This new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Dance provides the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance forms in the 21st century, with new coverage of dance forms that have grown in prominence over the last 10 years, many new biographical entries, and a greater emphasis on the international dance scene.
Represents the range and diversity of writings on dance from the mid-to-late twentieth century, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz and ethnic dance.
Drawing on material from nearly 100 interviews, Warren has created an assessment of the life and work of Anna Sokolow, the choreographer of American dance, who set her work on more than 70 dance companies, and pioneered the development of a personal movement approach.
A comprehensive companion for dancers of all ages, designed to help them get the most from their ballet tuition, both in and out of the studio. It provides a selection of exercises from each of the RAD's examination grades, and also discusses such topics as choice of schools and what to wear.
On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal.
Virtually everyone working in dance uses electronic media technology. This work chronicles this 100-year history and gives readers insight on how dance creatively exploits the art and craft of film and video. It explores various aspects of the process of rendering a three-dimensional art form in two-dimensional electronic media.