Reaching for Dreams: A Ballet from Rehearsal to Opening Night

Reaching for Dreams: A Ballet from Rehearsal to Opening Night

by Susan Kuklin

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Overview

A ballet from rehearsal to opening night.

Go backstage with dancers from the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as they learn and perform a new ballet. Drawing on hours of conversation and observation, Susan Kuklin gives a private look at the dancers' goals, disappointments, and triumphs; the endless hard work; and the tension and magic of opening night.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595170814
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue: the Warm-Up: Monday, June 2411
1.First, the Steps: June 24-2818
2.And Again ... the Steps: July 8-2534
3.Focus: July 29-3050
4.It Only Hurts When I Move: July 3158
5.The Run-Throughs: August 1-664
6.Technical Rehearsals: August 7-979
7.On Tour: August 12-1496
8.Performance: Wednesday, August 14110
Glossary125

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