Round About the Ballet

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(Limelight). Anyone who has ever seen a live performance of ballet knows the thrill of seeing larger-than-life figures on stage dancing in ways that seem superhuman. What are these dancers like beyond the footlights? How have they acquired such artistry and technique? What are the joys and difficulties in sustaining their careers? What dreams would they like to fulfill as performers? Round About the Ballet profiles the stars of the top New York City ballet companies: American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet. Selected by Roy Round, one ...

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Overview

(Limelight). Anyone who has ever seen a live performance of ballet knows the thrill of seeing larger-than-life figures on stage dancing in ways that seem superhuman. What are these dancers like beyond the footlights? How have they acquired such artistry and technique? What are the joys and difficulties in sustaining their careers? What dreams would they like to fulfill as performers? Round About the Ballet profiles the stars of the top New York City ballet companies: American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet. Selected by Roy Round, one of the world's leading dance photographers, the dancers profiled represent the very best in ballet today. The dancers are brought to life through stories of their lives, real-life interviews, and the stunning photgraphs of Roy Round. This book is for ballet fans, dance students, collectors of photo books, and people who are curious about the performing arts. This is a book that, once opened, will be hard to put down. HARDCOVER

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879103118
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Maxim Beloserkovsky, American ballet theatre 1
Angel Corella, American ballet theatre 13
Irina Dvorovenko, American ballet theatre 29
Albert Evans, New York City ballet 39
Marcelo Gomes, American ballet theatre 53
Nikolaj Hubbe, New York City ballet 67
Julie Kent, American ballet theatre 85
Maria Kowroski, New York City ballet 99
Vladimir Malakhov, American ballet theatre 115
Benjamin Millepied, New York City ballet 127
Gillian Murphy, American ballet theatre 143
Jenifer Ringer, New York City ballet 155
Jennie Somogyi, New York City ballet 169
Ethan Stiefel, American ballet theatre 181
Wendy Whelan, New York City ballet 195
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    Wonderful!

    The photography in this book is just incredible. It captures each dancer as he/she truly is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2004

    for dance lovers everywhere

    This is a very beautiful and well conceived book about today's greatest dancers from City Ballet and ABT. The photographs are beautiful and the interviews are insightful. I hope the team who created this wonderful book have plans for others! A great holiday gift!

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