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How to Get Your Cat to Do What You Want
by , Fay Eckstein

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 07, 2013

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"A practical, down-to-earth guide...Well organized and easy to read and to understand."<br /><br />CAT FANCY<br /><br />World-renowed pet behaviorist Warren Eckstein shows you how to walk with your cat, make it come when called, play for hours without ruining your plants and furniture, and more, in this warm, readable guide for feline lovers everywhere. Here are on-the-mark observations, wonderful insights, and step-by-step advice for: Alleviating kitty stress and nervousness; Coping with feline old age; Exercising your beloved mouser, and much more. Plus: diet, grooming, and dentistry tips.
JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven鈥攁t only 15鈥攖hat she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Dances of the Self in Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and He...
by Lucia Ruprecht

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 02, 2017

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Lucia Ruprecht's study is the first monograph in English to analyse the relationship between nineteenth-century German literature and theatrical dance. Combining cultural history with close readings of major texts by Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Heinrich Heine, the author brings to light little-known German resources on dance to address the theoretical implications of examining the interdiscursive and intermedial relations between the three authors' literary works, aesthetic reflections on dance, and dance of the period. In doing so, she not only shows how dancing and writing relate to one another but reveals the characteristics that make each mode of expression distinct unto itself. Readings engage with literary modes of understanding physical movement that are neglected under the regime of eighteenth-century aesthetic theory, and of classical ballet, setting the human, frail and expressive body against the smoothly idealised neoclassicist ideal. Particularly important is the way juxtaposing texts and performance practice allows for the emergence of meta-discourses about trauma and repetition and their impact on aesthetics and formulations of the self and the human body. Related to this is the author's concept of performative exercises or dances of the self which constitute a decisive force within the formation of subjectivity that is enacted in the literary texts. Joining performance studies with psychoanalytical theory, this book opens up new pathways for understanding Western theatrical dance's theoretical, historical and literary continuum.
Out Loud: A Memoir
by , Wesley Stace

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer鈥檚 rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms鈥攁nd staying true to himself</b><br /> 聽<br /> Before Mark Morris became 鈥渢he most successful and influential choreographer alive鈥?(<i>The New York Times</i>), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited.聽<br /><br /> Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham鈥檚 finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp鈥檚 virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs's genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because 鈥渋f you missed anything, you missed <i>everything</i>.鈥?This collective, led by Morris鈥檚 fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group.<br /><br /> Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by聽<i>The New Yorker</i>鈥檚 critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo鈥檚 David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative.<br /><br /> <i>Out Loud</i>聽is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris鈥檚 memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance.
Outside the Limelight (Ballet Theatre Chronicles Book 2)
by Terez Mertes Rose

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

October 30, 2016

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<b>Named a Best Book of 2017 by <I>Kirkus Reviews</b></I><br /><br />Rising ballet star Dena Lindgren's dream career is knocked off its axis when a puzzling onstage fall results in a crushing diagnosis: a brain tumor. Complications from the extraction surgery kick off a long and difficult recovery, prompting the company鈥檚 artistic director, Anders Gunst, to shift his attention to an overshadowed company dancer -- Dena's older sister, Rebecca, with whom Anders once shared a special relationship.<br /><br />Under the heady glow of Anders鈥?attention, Rebecca thrives, even as her sister languishes. While Dena鈥檚 strength returns, residual facial paralysis sidelines her indefinitely, amid a world that demands beauty and perfection. Rebecca soon faces a painful choice: play by the artistic director鈥檚 rules and profit, or take shocking action to help her sister. <br /><br />Exposing the glamorous onstage world of professional ballet, as well as its shadowed wings and dark underbelly, OUTSIDE THE LIMELIGHT examines loyalty, beauty, artistic passion, and asks what might be worth losing in order to help the ones you love.
Dream Crazy Big: The JoJo Siwa Story
by Katy Sprinkel

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

February 11, 2020

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JoJo Siwa is only 16 years old, but she's already captured the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world 鈥?and she's not slowing down!<br /><br /><i>Dream Crazy Big</i> traces every step of this young star's rise to success, from making a splash on shows like <i>Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition</i> and <i>Dance Moms</i> to creating hilarious YouTube videos and releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "#1U." With dozens of full-color photographs plus coverage of 2019's D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, this dazzling, inspirational book is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina: A Kids' Read-Aloud Picture Boo...
by Donald Jacobsen

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English

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November 17, 2019

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<strong>One little girl. One big dream. Can Celestina overcome peer pressure and bullying to accomplish her astral ambition?</strong><br /><br /><i>Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina</i> is an inspiring and beautifully-illustrated story that teaches kids about the importance of holding onto their hopes and dreams in the face of bullying and peer pressure. This thought-provoking story also highlights the impact that our words and actions can have on others - good or bad - and challenges gender stereotypes in the workforce.<br /><br /><i>"Well," said Miss Stella, "it's time that you soar.<br />Trade in your ballet shoes for the rocket's roar.<br />Dream your dreams and never give in.<br />It is never too late for you to begin."</i><br /><br /><strong>Benefits:</strong><br /><ul><li>Inspires girls (and boys!) to picture themselves in STEM careers</li><li>Promotes gender diversity and positivity</li><li>Builds confidence in young readers ages 2-7 with simple vocabularies</li></ul><strong>Bonuses:</strong><ul><li>Free audiobook</li><li>Printable coloring and activity pages</li></ul><strong>Grab this book today to teach your kids gender positivity and to empower them to pursue their dreams!</strong>
Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger...
by Misty Copeland

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b> The celebrated ballerina and role model shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.</b><b><br /></b>Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture." In other words, the body of a ballerina. <br /><br />In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to get healthier and stronger and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible with:<br /><ul><li>Step-by-step advice</li><li>Meal plans focusing on heathy fats <br /></li><li>Workout routines</li><li>Words of inspiration, including excerpts from Misty's personal journal </li></ul><br />
The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives (Triangula...
by Selby Wynn Schwartz

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English

Pages

297

Publication Date

March 15, 2019

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<i>The Bodies of Others</i> explores the politics of gender in motion. From drag ballerinas to faux queens, and from butoh divas to the club mothers of modern dance, the book delves into four decades of drag dances on American stages. Drag dances take us beyond glittery one-liners and into the spaces between gender norms. In these backstage histories, dancers give their bodies over to other selves, opening up the category of realness. The book maps out a drag politics of embodiment, connecting drag dances to queer hope, memory, and mourning. There are aging <i>茅toiles</i>, midnight shows, mystical s茅ances, and all of the dust and velvet of divas in their dressing-rooms. But these forty years of drag dances are also a cultural history, including Mark Morris dancing the death of Dido in the shadow of AIDS, and the swans of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo sketching an antiracist vision for ballet. Drawing on queer theory, dance history, and the embodied practices of dancers themselves, <i>The Bodies of Others</i> examines the ways in which drag dances undertake the work of a shared queer and trans politics.
Choreographing Asian America
by Yutian Wong

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English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 01, 2010

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A critical study of Asian American performance and creative process

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