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The Resource A body of work : dancing to the edge and back, David Hallberg

A body of work : dancing to the edge and back, David Hallberg

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A body of work : dancing to the edge and back
Title
A body of work
Title remainder
dancing to the edge and back
Statement of responsibility
David Hallberg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 ballet dancer in the Western world,' presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury almost cost him his career. While rich in detail ballet fans will adore, this is a book that anyone interested in a life of creativity will love. Hallberg reflects on themes like inspiration, ego, self-doubt, 'the artistic calling,' and perfectionism as he takes readers into daily classes, rigorous rehearsals, and triumphant performances, searching for new inspiration and interpretations of ballet's greatest roles. He reveals the vicious bullying he endured as a child, 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 ranks of the Bolshoi Ballet. Then, as Hallberg circled the globe performing at the peak of his abilities, he suffered a crippling injury that led to two surgeries, an agonizing retreat from ballet, and the decision to commit to a radical rebuilding of his body and technique that resulted in his miraculous return to the stage as a new artist and a new man. Combining his impressive powers of observation and memory with emotional honesty and artistic insight, David Hallberg has written a thrilling dance memoir and an intimate portrait of an artist in all his vulnerability, passion, and wisdom."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
The first American to join the Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer traces his struggles with bullying in childhood, the roles of self-doubt and perfectionism on his performances, and his return from a career-threatening injury
Biography type
autobiography
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10600548
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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dancing to the edge and back
Label
A body of work : dancing to the edge and back, David Hallberg
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476771168
Lccn
2017031000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975364941
Label
A body of work : dancing to the edge and back, David Hallberg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476771168
Lccn
2017031000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975364941

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