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Ballerina

Ballerina

by Monica Loughman, Jean Harrington
     
 
Monica Loughman's story is the enchanting tale of a 14-year-old girl leaving the comforts of home to train in a strict and austere Russian ballet school. She brought her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina with her. While many young ballerinas' aspirations are unfulfilled, Loughman became a dancing sensation and was the first Western European to join Russia's

Overview

Monica Loughman's story is the enchanting tale of a 14-year-old girl leaving the comforts of home to train in a strict and austere Russian ballet school. She brought her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina with her. While many young ballerinas' aspirations are unfulfilled, Loughman became a dancing sensation and was the first Western European to join Russia's distinguished Perm State Theatre of Opera and Ballet.Not just for ballet lovers, this gripping tale also details the endurance and stamina needed to survive in post Soviet-Union Russia. Monica vividly evokes the closed and foreign world of ballet with natural assurance. Her book also reveals the brutality and suffering that often lies behind ballet's fairytale facade.

Ballerina is the story of a young girl's single-minded determination to succeed against the odds. It is a truly engrossing story.

Editorial Reviews

The Sunday Business Post - Arts Section
'The book provides a fascinating insight into a secret backstage world and is an important new narrative for Irish dancers. Film rights, anyone?'
RTE Television - Shauna Keane
'This book really humanises ballet. Monica Loughman has told a great story. I loved it.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149510641
Publisher:
Maverick House
Publication date:
03/19/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
395,653
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Monica Loughman is one of the brightest stars on the ballet stage. At the age of 14, she left her native Ireland for Perm in Russia, where she became the first Westerner to dance for the prestigious Perm State Theatre.

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