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Dancer From The Dance

Author : Andrew Holleran
ISBN : 9781473565067
Genre : Fiction
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALAN HOLLINGHURST ‘Astonishingly beautiful... The best gay novel written by anyone of our generation’ Harpers ‘A life changing read for me. Describes a New York that has completely disappeared and for which I longed - stuck in closed-on-Sunday's London’ Rupert Everett Young, divinely beautiful and tired of living a lie, Anthony Malone trades life as a seemingly straight, small town lawyer for the disco-lit decadence of New York’s 1970's gay scene. Joining an unbridled world of dance parties, saunas, deserted parks and orgies – at its centre Malone befriends the flamboyant queen, Sutherland, who takes this new arrival under his preened wing. But for Malone, the endless city nights and Fire Island days, are close to burning out. It is love that Malone is longing for, and soon he will have to set himself free. First published in 1978, Dancer from the Dance is widely considered the greatest, most exciting novel of the post-Stonewall generation. Told with wit, eroticism and unashamed lyricism, it remains a heart-breaking love letter to New York's hedonistic past, and a testament to the brilliance of our passions as they burn brightest.
Category: Fiction

Dancing Naked

Author : Shelley Hrdlitschka
ISBN : 9781551432106
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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After Kia discovers that she is pregnant and that the father wants her to have an abortion, she must make some difficult decisions, aided by her youth counselor Justin and Grace, a woman she met while volunteering at a senior's home.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Dancing With Butterflies

Author : Reyna Grande
ISBN : 1439149607
Genre : Fiction
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Dancing with Butterflies uses the alternating voices of four very different women whose lives interconnect through a common passion for their Mexican heritage and a dance company called Alegría. Yesenia, who founded Alegría with her husband, Eduardo, sabotages her own efforts to remain a vital, vibrant woman when she travels back and forth across the Mexican border for cheap plastic surgery. Elena, grief stricken by the death of her only child and the end of her marriage, finds herself falling dangerously in love with one of her underage students. Elena's sister, Adriana, wears the wounds of abandonment by a dys-functional family and becomes unable to discern love from abuse. Soledad, the sweet-tempered illegal immigrant who designs costumes for Alegría, finds herself stuck back in Mexico, where she returns to see her dying grandmother. Reyna Grande has brought these fictional characters so convincingly to life that readers will imagine they know them.
Category: Fiction

Dancing The Charleston

Author : Jacqueline Wilson
ISBN : 9781448198085
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A brand new Jacqueline Wilson novel, full of glitz and glamour! Are you ready to trip the light fantastic with Mona? In a little cottage on the edge of the grand Somerset Estate, Mona lives with her aunt - a dressmaker to the lady of the house. Even though Mona never knew her mother and father, she knows Aunty tries to give her the best life she can. When Lady Somerset dies and a new member of the family inherits the house, life changes drastically for Mona. Suddenly she’s invited to dazzling balls, dines on delicious food and plays with wild new friends. But with these changes come secrets that Mona can’t dance away from. . . A fantastic stand-alone historical novel, perfect for fans of Hetty Feather and Wave Me Goodbye!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Between Dances

Author : Erasmo Guerra
ISBN : UCSC:32106015291492
Genre : Fiction
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Set in a male burlesque theater, this debut novel follows the mercenary life of a young dancer who falls in love for the first time. What ensues is a raw, poetic love story that resonates like a tragic Mexican corrido.
Category: Fiction

To Dance

Author : Siena Cherson Siegel
ISBN : 9780689867477
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In graphic format, the author shares her story of how, after being diagnosed with flat feet, she decided to take ballet classes at the age of six and was accepted to the School of American Ballet when she was eleven.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mata Hari S Last Dance

Author : Michelle Moran
ISBN : 9781476716398
Genre : Fiction
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From the international bestselling author of Rebel Queen and Nefertiti comes a captivating novel about the infamous Mata Hari, exotic dancer, adored courtesan, and, possibly, relentless spy. Paris, 1917. The notorious dancer Mata Hari sits in a cold cell awaiting freedom…or death. Alone and despondent, Mata Hari is as confused as the rest of the world about the charges she’s been arrested on: treason leading to the deaths of thousands of French soldiers. As Mata Hari waits for her fate to be decided, she relays the story of her life to a reporter who is allowed to visit her in prison. Beginning with her carefree childhood, Mata Hari recounts her father’s cruel abandonment of her family as well her calamitous marriage to a military officer. Taken to the island of Java, Mata Hari refuses to be ruled by her abusive husband and instead learns to dance, paving the way to her stardom as Europe’s most infamous dancer. From exotic Indian temples and glamorous Parisian theatres to stark German barracks in war-torn Europe, international bestselling author Michelle Moran who “expertly balances fact and fiction” (Associated Press) brings to vibrant life the famed world of Mata Hari: dancer, courtesan, and possibly, spy.
Category: Fiction

Bodies Of The Text

Author : Ellen W. Goellner
ISBN : 0813521270
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dance and literary studies have traditionally been at odds: dancers and dance critics have understood academic analysis to be overly invested in the mind at the expense of body signification; literary critics and theorists have seen dance studies as anti-theoretical, even anti-intellectual.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Dancing Tortoise

Author : Naa Otua Codjoe-Swayne
ISBN : UCAL:$B128121
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Jiffa is a poor girl growing up in the Volta Region in the 1960s. Her poor parents give her away whilst still a child, in an arranged marriage. Neither bride nor groom have any choice. The novel explores the progress of the marriage, dwelling on the plight of Jiffa - representative of so many African women who have little control over their choice of husbands.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

African Dance

Author : Kariamu Welsh-Asante
ISBN : 0865431973
Genre : Performing Arts
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A collection of essays by distinguished writers, critics and artists which addresses the discipline of African dance both on the continent and in the wider Diaspora. Includes a contribution from the distinguished Jamaican choreographer Sir Rex Nettleford.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance Class 9

Author : Beka
ISBN : 9781629917061
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Julie, Lucie, and Alia are back, along with all their teachers, families and friends, with more misadventures and lots, and we mean lots, of dancing.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Dance Anthology

Author : Cobbett Steinberg
ISBN : UCAL:B4363864
Genre : Dance
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Category: Dance

Someday Dancer

Author : Sarah Rubin
ISBN : 9780545491945
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A ballerina tale with a thoroughly modern twist! Casey Quinn has got more grace in her pinkie toe than all those prissy ballet-school girls put together, even if you'd never guess it from the looks of her too-long legs and dirty high-top sneakers. It's 1959, and freckle-faced Casey lives in the red-dust countryside of South Carolina. She's a farm girl: Her family can't afford ballet lessons. But Casey's dream is to dance in New York City. And if anyone tries to stand in her way, she's going to pirouette and jeté right over them! Casey's got the grit, and Casey's got the grace: Is that enough to make it in Manhattan someday? Or might the Big Apple have something even better in mind? When she meets a visionary choreographer she calls "Miss Martha," Casey's ballerina dream takes a thoroughly, thrillingly modern twist!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Time To Dance

Author : Padma Venkatraman
ISBN : 9780698158269
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit. Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Anthony Powell

Author : Hilary Spurling
ISBN : 9780525521358
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author of the award-winning Matisse: A Life gives us the definitive biography of writer Anthony Powell--and takes us deep into the heart of twentieth-century London's literary life. Insightful, lively, and enthralling, this biography is as much a brilliant tapestry of a seminal era in London’s literary life as it is a revelation of an iconic literary figure. Best known for his twelve-volume comic masterpiece, A Dance to the Music of Time, the prolific writer and critic Anthony Powell (1905–2000) kept company between the two world wars with rowdy, hard-up writers and painters—and painters’ models—in the London where Augustus John and Wyndham Lewis loomed large. He counted Evelyn Waugh and Henry Green among his lifelong friends, and his circle included the Sitwells, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Philip Larkin, and Kingsley Amis. Drawing on letters, diaries, and interviews, Hilary Spurling—herself a longtime friend of Powell’s as well as an award-winning biographer—has produced a fresh and powerful portrait of the man and his times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Writing Dancing In The Age Of Postmodernism

Author : Sally Banes
ISBN : 9780819571816
Genre : Performing Arts
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Drawing of the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpsichore in Sneakers, Sally Banes’s Writing Dancing documents the background and developments of avant-garde and popular dance, analyzing individual artists, performances, and entire dance movements. With a sure grasp of shifting cultural dynamics, Banes shows how postmodern dance is integrally connected to other oppositional, often marginalized strands of dance culture, and considers how certain kinds of dance move from the margins to the mainstream. Banes begins by considering the act of dance criticism itself, exploring its modes, methods, and underlying assumptions, and examining the work of other critics. She traces the development of contemporary dance from the early work of such influential figures as Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine to such contemporary choreographers as Molissa Fenley, Karole Armitage, and Michael Clark. She analyzes the contributions of the Judson Dance Theatre and the Workers’ Dance League, the emergence of Latin postmodern dance in New York, and the impact of black jazz in Russia. In addition, Banes explores such untraditional performance modes as breakdancing and the “drunk dancing” of Fred Astaire. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: All images have been redacted.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance Of Death

Author : John Case
ISBN : 9780099464969
Genre : Indian dance
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From The Genesis Code to The Murder Artist, John Case has established himself as the master of unrelenting suspense. Now Case choreographs his most diabolically chilling novel to date, as the very fabric of civilisation threatens to come apart in the hands of a brilliantly vengeful madman... Photojournalist Mike Burke has carried his camera into every war zone and hellhole on earth - and come back with the pictures (and battle scars) to prove it. He is flying high until, quite suddenly, he isn't. When Burke's helicopter crashes and burns in Africa, he comes away with his life but loses his heart to the woman who saves him. That's when he decides it is time to stop dancing with the devil. But the devil isn't done with him yet...
Category: Indian dance

Shadow Dancing

Author : Louise Meriwether
ISBN : UOM:39015050292286
Genre : Fiction
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A gifted, successful, and dynamic writer for BlackSpeak magazine, Glenda finds her determination to control her emotional life turned upside down when she meets charismatic director Mark Abbitt, the driving force behind a renaissance in African-American theater and a man haunted by the past. Original.
Category: Fiction

Dancing In The Low Country

Author : James Villas
ISBN : 0758228473
Genre : Fiction
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Beard Award-winning author, journalist, and quintessential Southerner Villas delivers a beguiling, witty, and poignant first novel.
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Dancing With Jesus

Author : Linda Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9780768488852
Genre : Fiction
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Her disability couldn’t stop the coming dance . . . This biblical-timeframe story captures the heartache of terrible mishap, tension between cultures, and the redeeming power of one Man. When the mystifying dreams began at age five, Abia Ben-Judah realizes that her relationship with God is about to enter a new level. However, after suffering from an accident that crushes her hip and leaves her unable to bear children, Abia believes her dreams have lost all relevance in her life. Until the dreams begin coming true one by one. Twelve years of pain—mingled with the loving bond of a family in biblical times—creates in Abia an unbroken spirit that takes her from her humble Jewish home to Herod’s palace, and ultimately to the presence of the One who predestined her dreams. This timeless story encompasses the power of worship through dance, along with the ripening of prophecy in one’s life.
Category: Fiction