In the Wings: Behind the Scenes at the New York City Ballet

In the Wings: Behind the Scenes at the New York City Ballet

by Kyle Froman, Peter Martins
     
 

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Here is New York City Ballet as it really is- the good, the not so good, and the majestically beautiful. It's a true story, and it's told by someone who can honestly claim that he was there.  See more details below

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Here is New York City Ballet as it really is- the good, the not so good, and the majestically beautiful. It's a true story, and it's told by someone who can honestly claim that he was there.

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* An 11-year veteran dancer for the New York City Ballet, Froman here documents life in the corps de ballet in a photo-album an diarylike format. Presenting a day in the life of dancers, he takes readers through the stages of warming up, class, physical therapy, rehearsals, preparation, and, or course, the show. Froman confides, “I can hear the sound of cracking hips and knees. It’s just the beginning of another day of rehearsals with the show looming at eight o’clock.” He communicates the intimate perspective of an experienced dancer (“I just wasn’t expecting to feel so old this quickly”) while offering a private backstage view. His vivid descriptions and photos submerge readers into the atmosphere. An engaging point of view and an attractive layout make this an entertaining read. YA’s may also find it a good introduction to the dance world as a possible career. Recommended for all libraries.—Barbara Kundanis, Longmont P.L., CO (Library Journal, January 2008)

"Kyle Froman brings his stage experience to life in his beautifully photographed new book" (Vanity Fair, November 2007)

Library Journal

An 11-year veteran dancer for the New York City Ballet, Froman here documents life in the corps de ballet in a photo-album and diarylike format. Presenting a day in the life of the dancers, he takes readers through the stages of warming up, class, physical therapy, rehearsals, preparation, and, of course, the show. Froman confides, "I can hear the sound of cracking hips and knees. It's just the beginning of another day of rehearsals with the show looming at eight o'clock." He communicates the intimate perspective of an experienced dancer ("I just wasn't expecting to feel so old this quickly") while offering a private backstage view. His vivid descriptions and photos submerge readers into the atmosphere. An engaging point of view and an attractive layout make this an entertaining read. YAs may also find it a good introduction to the dance world as a possible career. Recommended for all libraries.
—Barbara Kundanis

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470173435
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/12/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
547,204
Product dimensions:
9.86(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Kyle Froman has been a ballet dancer since he was eleven years old. He is an eleven-year member of the corps de ballet of the New York City Ballet and a gifted photographer. He was awarded the first Rudolph Nureyev Scholarship at the School of American Ballet after dancing with the Fort Worth Ballet. He has studies under the tutelage of Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, Suzanne Farrell, Paul Mejia and Stanley Williams.

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