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JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven鈥攁t only 15鈥攖hat she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Center of Gravity
by K.K. Allen

Language

English

Pages

403

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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"Uniquely brilliant in concept and executed as if I was watching a movie. Five standing ovation stars "<b> </b>Kathryn Andrews, Amazon Bestselling Author<br /><br />----------------------聽<br /><i>"If I could rewrite the rules, I'd do it for you."</i><br /><br />Lex came to Los Angeles with big dreams.聽<br />To learn from the best choreographers in the business and secure a professional dance gig working for Hollywood's elite.聽<br />Everything was going according to plan--until she was shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break her career.聽<br />Come to find out, it wasn't her career she had to worry about.聽<br />It was her heart.聽<br /><br />Theo didn't work with with amateurs.<br />Then again, he'd never seen anyone move across a dance floor like Alexandra "Lex" Quinn.聽<br />She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage presence he couldn't tear my eyes from.聽<br />He wanted her...on his team, in his bed.聽<br />There was only one problem...聽<br />He couldn't have both.
Dances of the Self in Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and He...
by Lucia Ruprecht

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 02, 2017

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Lucia Ruprecht's study is the first monograph in English to analyse the relationship between nineteenth-century German literature and theatrical dance. Combining cultural history with close readings of major texts by Heinrich von Kleist, E.T.A. Hoffmann and Heinrich Heine, the author brings to light little-known German resources on dance to address the theoretical implications of examining the interdiscursive and intermedial relations between the three authors' literary works, aesthetic reflections on dance, and dance of the period. In doing so, she not only shows how dancing and writing relate to one another but reveals the characteristics that make each mode of expression distinct unto itself. Readings engage with literary modes of understanding physical movement that are neglected under the regime of eighteenth-century aesthetic theory, and of classical ballet, setting the human, frail and expressive body against the smoothly idealised neoclassicist ideal. Particularly important is the way juxtaposing texts and performance practice allows for the emergence of meta-discourses about trauma and repetition and their impact on aesthetics and formulations of the self and the human body. Related to this is the author's concept of performative exercises or dances of the self which constitute a decisive force within the formation of subjectivity that is enacted in the literary texts. Joining performance studies with psychoanalytical theory, this book opens up new pathways for understanding Western theatrical dance's theoretical, historical and literary continuum.
How to Get Your Cat to Do What You Want
by , Fay Eckstein

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English

Pages

241

Publication Date

August 07, 2013

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"A practical, down-to-earth guide...Well organized and easy to read and to understand."<br /><br />CAT FANCY<br /><br />World-renowed pet behaviorist Warren Eckstein shows you how to walk with your cat, make it come when called, play for hours without ruining your plants and furniture, and more, in this warm, readable guide for feline lovers everywhere. Here are on-the-mark observations, wonderful insights, and step-by-step advice for: Alleviating kitty stress and nervousness; Coping with feline old age; Exercising your beloved mouser, and much more. Plus: diet, grooming, and dentistry tips.
World Dance Cultures: From Ritual to Spectacle
by Patricia Leigh Beaman

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English

Pages

311

Publication Date

September 14, 2017

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<p>From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, <i>World Dance Cultures</i> introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. </p><br /><p>This highly illustrated textbook draws on wide-ranging historical documentation and first-hand accounts, taking in India, Bali, Java, Cambodia, China, Japan, Hawai鈥檌, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Africa, Turkey, Spain, Native America, South America, and the Caribbean. </p><br /><p>Each chapter covers a certain region鈥檚 distinctive dances, pinpoints key issues and trends from the form鈥檚 development to its modern iteration, and offers a wealth of study features including:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>Case Studies 鈥?zooming in on key details of a dance form鈥檚 cultural, historical, and religious contexts</li><br /><p><br /></p><li>鈥楨xplorations鈥?鈥?first-hand descriptions of dances, from scholars, anthropologists and practitioners </li><br /><p></p><br /><p><br /></p><li>鈥楾hink About鈥?鈥?provocations to encourage critical analysis of dance forms and the ways in which they鈥檙e understood</li><br /><p></p><br /><p><br /></p><li>Discussion Questions 鈥?starting points for group work, classroom seminars or individual study</li><br /><p></p></ul><br /><ul><br /><li>Further Study Tips 鈥?listing essential books, essays and video material. </li></ul><br /><p>Offering a comprehensive overview of each dance form covered with over 100 full color photos, <i>World Dance Cultures</i> is an essential introductory resource for students and instructors alike.</p>
Out Loud: A Memoir
by , Wesley Stace

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer鈥檚 rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms鈥攁nd staying true to himself</b><br /> 聽<br /> Before Mark Morris became 鈥渢he most successful and influential choreographer alive鈥?(<i>The New York Times</i>), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited.聽<br /><br /> Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham鈥檚 finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp鈥檚 virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs's genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because 鈥渋f you missed anything, you missed <i>everything</i>.鈥?This collective, led by Morris鈥檚 fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group.<br /><br /> Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by聽<i>The New Yorker</i>鈥檚 critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo鈥檚 David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative.<br /><br /> <i>Out Loud</i>聽is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris鈥檚 memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance.
The Nutcracker: The Original Holiday Classic
by E. T. A. Hoffman

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English

Pages

40

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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On Christmas Eve, seven-year-old Marie and her eight-year-old brother Fritz anxiously await their Christmas gifts. When their godfather鈥攁 clock builder and toymaker鈥攁rrives, he unveils an ornate clockwork castle adorned with whirling figurines for the children. While Fritz plays with the clock, Marie is taken aside and given another gift鈥攁 nutcracker. After Fritz grabs the nutcracker from Marie and breaks its jaw by cracking too many nuts, their playtime ends and they head off to bed. When the clock strikes twelve, magic makes its way into this enduring tale and an epic battle ensues. <br /><br /> This timeless classic, featuring all-new full-color and black-and-white illustrations by artist Arkady Roytman and abridged text by Gina Gold, is the perfect story to get anyone in the holiday spirit!
Dream Crazy Big: The JoJo Siwa Story
by Katy Sprinkel

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

February 11, 2020

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JoJo Siwa is only 16 years old, but she's already captured the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world 鈥?and she's not slowing down!<br /><br /><i>Dream Crazy Big</i> traces every step of this young star's rise to success, from making a splash on shows like <i>Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition</i> and <i>Dance Moms</i> to creating hilarious YouTube videos and releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "#1U." With dozens of full-color photographs plus coverage of 2019's D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, this dazzling, inspirational book is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger...
by Misty Copeland

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b> The celebrated ballerina and role model shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.</b><b><br /></b>Misty Copeland believes "There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture." In other words, the body of a ballerina. <br /><br />In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women how to get healthier and stronger and how to reshape their bodies to be lean and flexible with:<br /><ul><li>Step-by-step advice</li><li>Meal plans focusing on heathy fats <br /></li><li>Workout routines</li><li>Words of inspiration, including excerpts from Misty's personal journal </li></ul><br />
Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Muslim World: History, Law and...
by Vanja Hamzic

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 23, 2015

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Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity is forbidden in contemporary international human rights law, yet in many interpretations of Islamic law, this is seen to contradict the tenets of Islam. Vanja Hamzic here offers a path-breaking historical and anthropological analysis of the discourses on sexual and gender diversity in the Muslim world. The first of its kind, the book sheds new light on the understanding of diversity and resistance to hegemonic visions of the self in Muslim societies. Combining first-hand ethnographic accounts of Muslims in contemporary Pakistan 鈥?including the hijra community whose pluralist sexual and gender experience defy the disciplinary gaze of both international and state law 鈥?with new archival research, this book provides a unique mapping of Islamic jurisprudence, court practice and social developments in the Muslim world. Hamzic provides a comprehensive look at the ways in which sexually diverse and gender-variant Muslims are seen, and see themselves, within the context of the Islamic legal tradition.

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