Darcey Bussell chronicles Darcey from her early years through to her final performance. Along with images of her on stage and in costume, there are intimate behind-the-scenes photos of rehearsals and preparation, from world famous photographers. Darcey provides a fascinating insight into the ballet world, with personal anecdotes and memories of some of the most important moments in her career. It features her now famous performances in ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, Giselle, Manon, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. A must for lovers of ballet and dance, this latest edition features a new foreword from Darcey, plus a spectacular silver design finish to the spine, cover and gilded edges. This is truly a beautiful book to own and treasure.
Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell takes you on a captivating journey to a faraway land of ballet and magic, the wonderful world of Enchantia! The second of sparkly new series for all young girls who dream of being a ballerina, or simply love to dance!
When the final curtain came down at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on June 8, 2007, it marked the end of an era for the Royal Ballet—Darcey Bussell, Britain's greatest living ballerina, had hung up her pointe shoes forever. Leaving the Company at the very peak of her powers in a live televised farewell performance of Kenneth MacMillan's somber masterpiece Song of the Earth, she took her final emotional bows to a rousing standing ovation from a packed house. Every performance created a uniquely special buzz which Clive Burton, former dance editor of Ritz magazine and a Dancing Times contributor, has vividly captured in his commentary and captions. Starting with her early promotion to Principal in 1989—after leading the Company in The Prince of The Pagodas at the age of just 20—the stunning photographs (many published for the first time) will provide a lasting source of pleasure and a joyous reminder of one of the world's most exciting dancers. Darcey was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2006. She was recently voted by Londoners as the "hottest human being to have ever lived." Each page a living piece of ballet history, this lavish and lovingly-produced tribute to Darcey Bussell captures forever the many special moments—on and off stage—in the life of this very special dancer.
The first book from Darcey Bussell in over six years, retired darling of the British Ballet and beloved judge of Strictly Come Dancing, this publishing extravaganza coincides with the the superstar ballerina's 50th birthday. Exquisitely produced, the book is filled with remarkable images of Dame Darcey in various notable locations, such as a pod of the London Eye, on top of the Victoria and Albert memorial, and performing at worldwide events, like the Olympics opening ceremony. The collection includes rare and unseen moments of Darcey shot by some of the most famous photographers, including Lord Snowden, Mario Testing and Annie Liebovitz, in locations beyond the stage - including rehearsals, fashion shoots and more - which are accompanied by behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes. A fitting testament to one of our true national treasures, this glorious and charming book is a wonder to enjoy for years to come.
"Holly is in the middle of a ballet class when she is whisked away to Enchantia. She lands in a beautiful garden where a man is picking a white rose. The story of Beauty and the Beast is being played out before her eyes! But something seems to be going horribly wrong..."--Cover.
Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell takes you on a captivating journey to a faraway land of ballet and magic, the wonderful world of Enchantia! The sixth of sparkly new series for all young girls who dream of being a ballerina, or simply love to dance!
Delphie knows what it's like to be the new girl at school, so when Ellie joins Madam Za Za's, Delphie is quick to help out. But before Delphie can even show her friend around, she is needed at Enchantia's magical Masked Ball...
Darcey Bussell, everyone's favourite ballerina, has put together a collection of her favourite ballet stories that will delight budding ballerinas everywhere. With contributions from Joan Aiken, Jean Estoril, Vivian French, Lorna Hill, Geraldine Kaye, Margaret Mahy, Jhanna N. Malcolm, Bel Mooney, Jean Richardson, Jean Ure and Cynthia Voigt. Plus specially commissioned NEW stories from: Jamila Gavin, Antonia Barber and Harriet Castor.
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SCULPTED AND DEFINED. SLIM AND TONED. PERFECT POSTURE. What does Darcey Bussell do to maintain her fabulous body? Ballet, unlike other forms of exercise, does not bulk the body up, but rather defines and sculpts it. In this beautifully illustrated book, Darcey Bussell, one of the world's leading ballerinas, shows how you too can develop a body like a dancer. Combining Pilates, Floor Barre and stretching, this is Darcey's daily exercise programme that keeps her in shape and ready for the stage. Pilates - strengthens, lengthens and tones muscles. Floor Barre - a full body-conditioning workout that targets the abdominals, the glutes, thighs, calves and arms. Stretch - keeps the body flexible and supple, boosts energy and improves posture. Follow Darcey's unique workout and you too can gain the poise and figure of a true performer.