Dance provides a way to travel far beyond the typical tourist experience. By connecting with local people through a shared love of movement, dancers catalyze many unique opportunities. They build cross-cultural friendships with dance as the only shared language, discover ways to train with celebrated teachers, experience cultural immersion key to their personal development, and more. In this anthology, you'll find stories from renowned performers, dance educators, and other avid dance adventurers. Their tales about epic dance adventures across North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa highlight various dance traditions, as well as unique aspects of each country's geography, history, demographics and educational systems. In this way, Dance Adventures celebrates the power of dance to connect us to the best parts of humanity, as well as to the best parts of ourselves.
Memoir about ballet and illness from a creative writing teacher whose career as a ballerina was stopped by rheumatoid arthritis.
Renée Nicholson’s professional training in ballet had both moments of magnificence and moments of torment, from fittings of elaborate platter tutus to strange language barriers and unrealistic expectations of the body. In Fierce and Delicate, she looks back on the often confused and driven self she had been shaped into—always away from home, with friends who were also rivals, influenced by teachers in ways sometimes productive and at other times bordering on sadistic—and finds beauty in the small roles she performed. When, inevitably, Nicholson moved on from dancing, severed from her first love by illness, she discovered that she retained the lyricism and narrative of ballet itself as she negotiated life with rheumatoid arthritis.
Justice is the first of three plays in a thought-provoking trilogy, following the struggles and triumphs of newly seated Judge Grace Porter. Court cases involving First Amendment protections and abuses have become highly politicized over the last several years. As Americans, we continue to enjoy these basic freedoms as laid down for us by our framers over two hundred and forty years ago. Justice shines a spotlight on two recent court cases, as seen through the eyes and minds of our framers through a one-way window in the courtroom. The storyline artfully weaves between the present and the past and as the courtroom proceedings unfold, it is interspersed with the rationale and thought processes our founding fathers used in framing The Constitution and The Bill of Rights, which eventually led to their ratification in 1791. It is an enlightening and unprecedented portrayal of what "the guys who wrote the stuff" might think if they were able to witness current day legal proceedings.
Ideal for courses in multiple disciplines, the third edition of this award-winning text has been revised and updated with new topics, examples, and guiding questions to introduce each chapter’s sections. Patricia Leavy presents a practical guide to the full range of arts-based research (ABR) genres--narrative inquiry, fiction-based research, poetry, music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art. Each genre-specific chapter is paired with an exemplary research article or online video link (at the companion website). Following a consistent format, chapters review how the technique was developed, explore its methodological variations and the kind of research questions it can address, and describe diverse sample studies. Checklists and practical advice help readers harness the power of these innovative techniques for their own studies or dissertations.
My life’s work is Living the Dream and sharing its secrets. Suzanne Von Schaack shares her knowledge and insights of modeling and the fashion industry. She is often asked how to break into modeling, and in this book, Suzanne answers frequently asked questions and presents her formula for modeling success. She is passionate about the modeling and entertainment industries and generously shares her knowledge through teaching, mentoring and now offering this book as a guide to your success. With over 40 years of experience in the modeling industry, it is with sheer joy and excitement that I present my book, Modeling Success. I have had an exciting and lucrative career as a model during the 70s, 80s and 90s in NYC, Los Angeles, Paris and Milan.
Monologues for Kids and Tweens II is a collection of 100 new comedy and drama pieces for our youngest performers. It is the 7th installment in The Young Actor Series. The scripts are easily relatable to children’s real-life roles as daughters, sons, siblings, students, and young athletes. Each piece is clean, gender-neutral, and may be performed by both male and female actors. The monologues run one to two minutes in length, with no props or costumes required. All scripts are clean, family-friendly, and include positive messages, life lessons, and ethical questions for young people––and all people––written between the lines. This material (and the subtext) can help parents and teachers encourage positive attitudes and behaviors in our young performers, their classmates and audiences. Appropriate for film, television, theater, speech and forensics competitions, and drama school auditions.
Of all the groups to emerge during the folk era of the 1960's, The Chad Mitchell Trio was unequivocally the best. Their complex harmonies, sense of comedic timing and stage presence were unique to the folk movement. They didn't enjoy the commercial success of some other groups because their material made political and social statements that radio and television refused to air. They were wildly popular, though, on college campuses through America during this turbulent time and fostered political and social awareness among thousands of young men and women as they faced the tumultuous era ahead.