The Dancer's Book Of Ballet

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Students of ballet spend years in preparation for a ballet career; a great deal of energy is devoted to developing the proper form and the right look but achieving these alone does not guarantee success. The Dancer's Book of Ballet is designed to help dancers make the difficult transition from student to professional.

Whitehill and Noble caringly initiate inexperienced hopefuls to the facts of a complicated and competitive career: preparing a ...

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Overview

Students of ballet spend years in preparation for a ballet career; a great deal of energy is devoted to developing the proper form and the right look but achieving these alone does not guarantee success. The Dancer's Book of Ballet is designed to help dancers make the difficult transition from student to professional.

Whitehill and Noble caringly initiate inexperienced hopefuls to the facts of a complicated and competitive career: preparing a resume, selecting a photographer, choosing a company, and auditioning.

The Dancer's Book of Ballet provides a three-dimensional picture of the special, private world of working ballet performers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595093823
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 On the Verge 4
Where Do I Fit In? 4
Resume, Resume, Resume 7
Your Photographic Image 10
2 Auditioning for a Job 14
3 In the Company 22
Company Structure 22
Contracts and Unions 32
Apprenticeship Agonistes 39
You and the Artistic Director 44
Casting 53
The Costumer 60
The Administrative Staff 67
4 In the Theatre 74
5 Outside the Theatre 83
On Tour 84
Injury 92
Layoff 100
Nonperformance Responsibilities 108
6 Joining a Foreign Company 116
7 Professional Development 124
Appendices 129
Sample Resume 131
Dancer's Working Agreement and Addendum (Atlanta Ballet) 132
Apprentice Contract (Hartford Ballet) 137
Dancer's Basic Agreement (Atlanta Ballet) 140
Sample Photo Release Form 151
Glossary of Common Theatre Terms 152
Bibliography 155
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