A Body of Work

Author: David Hallberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476771170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as “the most exciting male dancer in the western world,” presents a look at his artistic life—up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury that almost cost him his career. Beginning with his real-life Billy Elliot childhood—an all-American story marred by intense bullying—and culminating in his hard-won comeback, Hallberg’s “moving and intelligent” (Daniel Mendelsohn) memoir dives deep into life as an artist as he wrestles with ego, pushes the limits of his body, and searches for ecstatic perfection and fulfillment as one of the world’s most acclaimed ballet dancers. Rich in detail ballet fans will adore, Hallberg presents an “unsparing…inside look” (The New York Times) and also reflects on universal and relatable themes like inspiration, self-doubt, and perfectionism as he takes you into daily classes, rigorous rehearsals, and triumphant performances, searching for new interpretations of ballet’s greatest roles. He reveals the loneliness he felt as a teenager leaving America to join the Paris Opera Ballet School, the ambition he had to tame as a new member of American Ballet Theatre, and the reasons behind his headline-grabbing decision to be the first American to join the top rank of Bolshoi Ballet, tendered by the Artistic Director who would later be the victim of a vicious acid attack. Then, as Hallberg performed throughout the world at the peak of his abilities, he suffered a crippling ankle injury and botched surgery leading to an agonizing retreat from ballet and an honest reexamination of his entire life. Combining his powers of observation and memory with emotional honesty and artistic insight, Hallberg has written a great ballet memoir and an intimate portrait of an artist in all his vulnerability, passion, and wisdom. “Candid and engrossing” (The Washington Post), A Body of Work is a memoir “for everyone with a heart” (DC Metro Theater Arts).

A Body of Work

Author: Antony J Stowers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244165009

Category: Art

Page: 246

View: 8768

They will tell you this book has to be categorized under 'memoir' and they may be right but for me it's a working journal that straddles the end of the 20th century and shows how to create something from nothing how to turn a dream into a reality and how to make simple live theatre that challenges and inspires.

Body of Work

Author: Christine Montross

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101202335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1539

A "gleaming, humane" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and a first-year medical student Medical student Christine Montross felt nervous standing outside the anatomy lab on her first day of class. Entering a room with stainless-steel tables topped by corpses in body bags was initially unnerving. But once Montross met her cadaver, she found herself intrigued by the person the woman once was and fascinated by the strange, unsettling beauty of the human form. They called her Eve. The story of Montross and Eve is a tender and surprising examination of the mysteries of the human body, and a remarkable look at our relationship with both the living and the dead.

A Body of Work

Author: Corinna Wagner,Andy Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781474269575

Category: American poetry

Page: 532

View: 7503

A Body of Work

Author: Janice Simpson

Publisher: Hybrid Publishers

ISBN: 1925283410

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 8169

What happens when the keynote speaker at an important arts festival is found dead? Welcome to modern Melbourne, UNESCO City of Literature, home to arts festivals galore as well as the internationally famous Melbourne Cup horse race. But the Imagine Festival, held in late August, has more surprises in store than the Festival Director planned when he discovers Deborah Dangerfield's lifeless body upstairs at the Malthouse Theatre. Join Senior Sergeant Brendan O'Leary, a family man who's struggling to keep up with life's changes and Ange Micelli, fourth daughter of Italian migrants, who's fit, fiery and ready to go. Together they make a formidable team in this fast-moving thriller that uncovers much more than just the identity of the murderer. Through Simpson's spare and gritty prose, threads of political intrigue, society gossip and secret adoption are woven together, capturing the essence of urban Australia. You won't be able to put this moving and compelling book down. A contemporary crime book for serious aficionados.

The Body at Work

Author: Alex Hill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Physiology

Page: 448

View: 5938

A Body of Work

Author: Colleen Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781913038250


Page: 238

View: 3310

Come forward, view this body, where choices bring or force people to the brink. Mind Over Matter: eight stories examine dark obsessions, consuming lust and the consequences of choices that can twist the mind to its own desires or bring release. Under the Skin: eight stories where the quest to master devices, environment or worlds leads to battles of survival that devour or shape into something new. Savory teeth, sentient insects, deadly automatons, VR worlds, ensorcelled blades, nanotech healing, possessive fungus, gingerbread people, prophetic soap bubbles and more: this Body of Work is a stitchery of tales, a strange creature that is alluring, disturbing and thought-provoking.