Companies all over the world have been celebrating the centennial of Jerome Robbins' birth with tribute performances. What better way to celebrate at home than by curling up with a new biography? While her book is relatively short, Lesser manages to deftly analyze Robbins' greatest works, with chapters devoted to some of his most well-known ballets and Broadway productions.
Along the way she also touches on his famous collaborations with George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein and Tanaquil Le Clercq, as well as his notoriously demanding personality in the studio. Available in hardcover and e-book. Dancers rely on their bodies, which is why giving them proper nourishment is so important. Enter Marie Elena Scioscia, a registered dietitian with an extensive background treating dancers.
Her new book , Eat Right Dance Right , is a practical, easy-to-use guide on how to fuel your body for the rigors of a dance career. Scioscia explains how metabolism and calories work, breaks down the building blocks of a nutritious diet, dispels diet myths, and offers grocery shopping tips and sample menus. A great educational tool, Eat Right Dance Right will help you create healthy eating habits for stronger performance. Available in paperback.
Where to buy: cinchnutrition. For dancers interested in supplementing their ballet training, Conditioning for Dance: Training for Whole-Body Coordination and Efficiency Human Kinetics is the ultimate resource. Written by master teacher Eric Franklin, this book offers hundreds of conditioning exercises and visualization techniques complete with illustrations and photos to help improve alignment, balance, flexibility and strength throughout the body.
First published in , this recently released second edition includes two new chapters plus a web resource with video clips of exercise tutorials, two minute workouts and a personal conditioning program.
Available in paperback and e-book. Where to buy: humankinetics. Written by Catalina V. The second story is about a young boy who, after seeing De Sola perform onstage, is inspired to become a dancer himself. Available in hardcover. Moving to L. You have to pay your dues in L.
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For a ballet dancer, college is a hard route to go. You start your career four years later than many people, and dancers already have such a short shelf life. College rounded out my dance education as well as my academic education. It exposed me to different ways of thinking and different kinds of people. The Boston Conservatory offered me a scholarship, and I accepted.
I was worried I might be making a mistake by going to college. I was ready to get out there and learn what it was like to be a professional dancer. I took the job instead of starting my freshman year at The Boston Conservatory. Since I got my foot in the door early, I have many dancing years ahead of me. I also felt like an outsider to my peer group—I missed the college experience.
Having a group of older and more mature dancers around me has improved my dancing, and being in the company has taught me the business side of dance. Gemma Pearce performing with her partner Gustavo Seda. Photo by Ken Sparrow. Just like in dancing, you can choose to reveal or hide aspects of your personality. You can be someone entirely different if you choose, and of course, the same information can be conveyed very differently from one person to the next, just as the same steps can be interpreted completely differently by different dancers.
My books are mostly instructional so in that sense there is not a great deal of room for creativity, but I do feel that I write as myself and you can see a glimpse of my personality. I have discovered that I find it easier to communicate through dance and that I also prefer to write my thoughts rather than express them aloud, so I guess that is another similarity. Enter to win now! By Rebecca Martin of Dance Informa. Lucy VanCleef. Gemma is a beautiful and inspiring artist. When I was a ballet student, I would have done anything for this type of resource!
Thank you for making this available to young dancers!
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