The Dancer Within

Intimate Conversations with Great Dancers

Author: Rose Eichenbaum

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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The Dancer Within is a collection of photographic portraits and short essays based on confessional interviews with forty dancers and entertainers, many of them world-famous. Well-known on the concert stage, on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on television, the personalities featured in this book speak with extraordinary candor about all stages of the dancer’s life—from their first dance class to their signature performances and their days of reflection on the artist’s life. The Dancer Within reveals how these artists triumphed, but also how they overcame adversity, including self-doubt, injuries, and aging. Most of all, this book is about the courage, commitment, love, and passion of these performers in their quest for artistic excellence. The reader will quickly realize that “the dancer within” is a metaphor of the human spirit.

Masterpieces of Painting in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author: J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications


Category: Art

Page: 128

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The J. Paul Getty Museum's paintings collection ranges from the fourteenth to the end of the nineteenth century. Among the finest examples of early Renaissance painting are the Madonna and Child by the Master of Saint Cecilia, Masaccio's Saint Andrew, and Gentile da Fabriano's richly painted Coronation of the Virgin. Typical of the High Renaissance are Andrea Mantegna's splendid Adoration of the Magi and Fra Bartolommeo's Rest on the Flight into Egypt. The art of the Netherlands in its Golden Age is represented by Jan Brueghel's much-loved painting The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark and by The Return from War, which he painted with Peter Paul Rubens, as well as a newly acquired and magnificent landscape by Hobberma. Rembrandt's Abduction of Europa, and Jan Steen's Drawing Lesson. Painting in France ranges from recently accessioned works by Poussin, Fragonard, and Lancret, through the Impressionism of Monet's seminal Sunrise and his Rowen Cathedral, while the modern age is exemplified by the Irises of Vincent van Gogh, Fernand Khnopff's Jeanne Kefer, and Cezanne's Still Life with Apples.

The Black Oval Carpets

Author: Gayle Calvi

Publisher: Author House


Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 682

Susan Cook is a very colorful character, fun loving with an 'I don't give a damn attitude', also what her friends and family called eccentric. That’s why Susan was able to hide her fears, which like her Mother, was showing signs of Alzheimer's Disease. Finally, the day came when she could no longer hide her illness from them. This is the story of how Susan had to face what the future had in store for her and her loving family. She was fortunate in a way to where she owned her own home and was set financially, and was able to stay in her home and have help move in to care for her. The Black Oval Carpets were placed at each exit door of her home at night when she went to bed, with the hope that in the dimness of the night she would think it was a pit and try not to wander. Of course, they were removed before she was awake in the morning. Everyone who encountered Susan, experienced life changes along with her. As tragic as the illness was, Susan was determined to fight it with all her being, to die with dignity. Follow her along on her remarkable journey.

The Independent Mission

Author: Jagdev Singh

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 190

View: 939

The Story Is Set In The Latter Part Of 1948, In The Tortuous Hills Of Jammu And Kashmir, When The Indian Army Was Engaged In Evicting The Pakistanis From That Part Of The State Which They Had Deceptively Occupied. It Is An Account Of The Fighting By An Infantry Company On An Independent Mission, Ordered, Firstly, To Secure A Narrow Defile Sitting Astride The Enemy Supplly Line, And Then Prevent An Enemy Reinforcing Column From Strengthening Its Brigade Plus Strong Defences Further North, Which Had Been Attacked By An Indian Division. It Is Also An Account Of Their Bravery, Cowardice, Trechery, Sacrifice, Love, Hate, Humour, Depression. Although By Taking The Defile They Had Secured An Advantage In Terrain, But Against An Enemy Eminently Superior In Numbers And Weapons, They Had To Put Up A Tough Fight, Requiring Their Ultimate In Grit, Guts And Determination.

The Frenchman's Plain-Jane Project

Author: Myrna Mackenzie

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 143

Etienne Gavard is top dog in the business of saving companies, but this latest acquisition has him stumped. With hundreds of livelihoods on the line, he calls in help from an unconventional source…. Meg Leighton has spent her life feeling invisible. She makes the coffee, not important business decisions. She can't believe her seriously sexy boss now needs her expertise! They strike a deal: she'll tell him everything she knows and he'll inject a little French chic into her wardrobe—and a little confidence into her life…?

Let's Dance

A Celebration of Ontario's Dance Halls and Summer Dance Pavilions

Author: Peter Young

Publisher: Dundurn


Category: Music

Page: 232

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Let’s Dance: A Celebration of Ontario’s Dance Halls and Summer Dance Pavilions is a nostalgic musical journey, recapturing the unforgettable music of youth and lasting friendships, the days when the live mellow sounds of Big Bands wafted through the air – Louis Armstrong, the Dorsey Brothers, Bert Niosi, Art Hallman, Johnny Downs, Mart Kenney, Bobby Kinsman, Ronnie Hawkins ... Throughout the 1920s to the ’60s, numerous legendary entertainers drew thousands of people to such memorable venues as the Brant Inn in Burlington, Dunn’s Pavilion in Bala, the Stork Club at Port Stanley, to the Club Commodore in Belleville and the Top Hat Pavilion in North Bay – and the hundreds of other popular dance venues right across Ontario. From the days of jitney dancing through the introduction of jazz and the Big Bands era to the sounds of some of Ontario’s best rock groups, people of all ages came to dance and some to find romance on soft summer nights.

The Secret Keeper

Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 477

Kate Morton's heart-breaking novel, The Secret Keeper, is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, murder and enduring love, moving between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present. 1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything. 2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined.

They Also Served

Women's Stories From the World War Ii Era

Author: Jeanie Sutton Lambright

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: History

Page: 426

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They Also Served is a collection of memories, bringing to life the experiences of women during World War II. None of the women profiled achieved great renown these were the neighbors next door, the townspeople encountered at the post office or market, the ladies sharing the pews at worship services. Unwilling to be mere bystanders to the war effort, they did their parts in every way imaginable and some not so easily imagined. Laughter, shock, joy, tears, and outrage are shared in recollections of women from all walks of life. Traditional and daring, they kept the home fires burning and joined the fight. They waited for their men and made lasting changes for women.

Time Out Las Vegas

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides


Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 580

Time Out Las Vegas is the only crib sheet travelers need to the world's most outlandish city. Whether going for a short or extended visit, this guide is an invaluable companion through the neon maze that awaits in Las Vegas. With the lowdown on all the hotels and casinos, money-saving tips, extensive restaurant reviews, hints on the hottest nightlife, and a full guide to gambling, it leaves nothing to chance. This seventh edition proves that there is more to Sin City than just sequins and slots — the dramatic expansion in hotel accommodations, fine dining, and shopping is attracting tourists from every economic strata, not just those with gambling as their sole agenda. The guide contains a detailed explanation of what games are available in the casinos, as well as tips on how to play them. There is also a chapter on suggested side trips to Hoover Dam, as well as other sights in Nevada and Arizona.