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Ballerina : sex, scandal, and suffering behind the symbol of perfection, Deirdre Kelly

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Ballerina : sex, scandal, and suffering behind the symbol of perfection
Title
Ballerina
Title remainder
sex, scandal, and suffering behind the symbol of perfection
Statement of responsibility
Deirdre Kelly
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Language
eng
Summary
Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection? the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century-- who often led double lives as concubines-- through the poverty of the corps de ballet dancers in the 1800's and the anorexic and bulimic ballerinas of George Balanchine, starvation and exploitation have plagued ballerinas throughout history. Using the stories of great dancers such as Anna Pavlova, Isadora Duncan, Suzanne Farrell, Gelsey Kirkland, and Evelyn Hart, Deirdre Kelly exposes the true rigors for women in ballet. She rounds her critique with examples of how the world of ballet is slowly evolving for the better. But to ensure that this most graceful of dance forms survives into the future, she says that the time has come to rethink ballet, to position the ballerina at its center and accord her the respect she deserves
Biography type
contains biographical information
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NLC
Dewey number
792.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
GV1787
LC item number
.K35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Ballerina : sex, scandal, and suffering behind the symbol of perfection, Deirdre Kelly
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Ballerina : sex, scandal, and suffering behind the symbol of perfection, Deirdre Kelly
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-244) and index
Contents
The feminization of ballet -- Pimps, poverty, and prison -- Bonfire ballerina -- Striving and starving for attention -- Laboring under an illusion -- Changes afoot
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ocn781678829
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
ix, 254 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9781926812663
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)781678829

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