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Clock Dance

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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler Book Resume:

NATIONAL BEST SELLER • TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR USA TODAY • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: O Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Times (London) A charming new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread. Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. This impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory--surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places. A bewitching novel of hope and transformation, Clock Dance gives us Anne Tyler at the height of her powers.

La danse du temps

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La danse du temps by Cyrielle Ayakatsikas,Anne Tyler Book Resume:

À soixante et un ans, Willa Drake mène une existence réglée comme du papier à musique en Arizona. Jusqu’à un coup de fil venu de l’autre bout du pays lui apprenant que la compagne de son fils s’est fait tirer dessus. Sa petite-fille a besoin d’elle ! Tant pis s’il s’agit d’une erreur de numéro, Willa abandonne tout et file à Baltimore devenir grand-mère. Dans La Danse du temps, Anne Tyler nous rappelle avec humour et tendresse qu’il n’est jamais trop tard pour choisir sa vie. Née en 1941 dans le Minnesota, Anne Tyler vit depuis de nombreuses années à Baltimore, cadre de plusieurs de ses livres. Figure majeure de la littérature américaine contemporaine, prix Pulitzer en 1989 pour Leçons de conduite, elle s’attache à détricoter la légende dorée de l’American way of life depuis un bon demi-siècle... « Une œuvre remarquable à ajouter au prodigieux catalogue de Anne Tyler. » Publishers Weekly « La Danse du temps, parsemé des blessures et des joies de l’existence, est bien plus qu’un très bon livre... Pour les lecteurs, Anne Tyler est une force vitale, pour les écrivains, elle est tout simplement la meilleure. » The Irish Times « Si vous voulez comprendre la vie quotidienne des Américains, lisez Anne Tyler... » The Times « Une exploration intelligente et touchante de l’altruisme et de ce que signifie une vie qui a du sens. » Daily Mail « Délicieusement loufoque... Gracieux... Sensible... » The Washington Post

Summary of Clock Dance: A Novel by Anne Tyler: Conversation Starters

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Summary of Clock Dance: A Novel by Anne Tyler: Conversation Starters by Paul Adams /. Bookhabits Book Resume:

Clock Dance: A Novel by Anne Tyler: Conversation Starters Clock Dance, the latest book from author Anne Tyler, follows the life of Willa Drake. The story shows snapshots of her life, starting at age 11 with her mother walking out of her life. At the age of 21, Willa is proposed to by her college boyfriend, Derek. By age 41, Willa is a widow as a result of an accident. All of these events are defining moments in Willa's life that lead to her to the path she is now on at the age of 61. In the present time, Willa is living in Arizona when she receives a phone call from her son's ex-girlfriend, Denise, who has just been shot. Denise needs help taking care of her daughter. Willa wastes no time uprooting her life in Arizona to go be with Denise and her 9-year-old daughter, Cheryl. Clock Dance is a "gorgeous gem," according to Bustle. Chicago commends Anne Tyler for making ordinary people and events seem so intriguing. Finally, The Spectator says in their review that Clock Dance is "perfectly executed." A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

GCSE Music

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GCSE Music by Mark Phillips Book Resume:

Provides an integrated approach to the requirements of performing, composing, listening and appraising for Key Stage 4. The student book contains resources specifically written for the new GCSE specification, to ensure the pupil is fully prepared for the exam.

It's Dance O'clock

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It's Dance O'clock by Dancer Publishing Book Resume:

This journal is a perfect gift for friends and family, male or female. Other features of this notebook are: - 120 pages - 6x9 inches - matte cover This book is convenient for writing. It has the perfect size to carry anywhere for journaling and note taking.

History of Dance

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History of Dance by Gayle Kassing Book Resume:

History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachprovides an in-depth look at dance from the dawn of time through the 20th century. Using an investigative approach, this book presents the who, what, when, where, why, and how of dance history in relation to other arts and to historical, political, and social events. In so doing, this text provides a number of ways to create, perceive, and respond to the history of dance through integrated arts and technology. This study of dancers, dances, and dance works within an interactive arts, culture, and technology environment is supported by the National Standards in dance, arts education, social studies, and technology education. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachhas four parts. Part Iexplains the tools used to capture dance from the past. Part IIbegins a chronological study of dance, beginning with its origins and moving through ancient civilizations and the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Part IIIcovers dance from the 17th to the 20th century, including dance at court, dance from court to theater, romantic to classical ballet, and dance in the United States. Part IVfocuses on 20th-century American dance, highlighting influences on American ballet and modern dance as it emerged, matured, and evolved during that century. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachincludes the following features: -Chapter outlines that present topics covered in each chapter -Opening scenarios to set the scene and introduce each time period -Explorations of dancers, choreographers, and other personalities -Explorations of the dances and significant choreography and dance literature of each time period -History Highlight boxes containing unusual facts, events, and details to bring history to life -History Trivia, providing insights into how dance relates to the history, art, and society of the time period -Web sites to encourage further exploration -Developing a Deeper Perspective sections that encourage students to use visual or aesthetic scanning, learn and perform period dances, observe and write performance reports, develop research projects and WebQuests (Internet-based research projects), and participate in other learning activities -Vocabulary terms at the end of each chapter Each chapter in parts II through IV provides an overview of the time period, including a time capsule and a historical and societal overview. Each chapter focuses on major dancers, choreographers, and personalities; dances of the period, including dance forms, dance designs, accompaniment, costuming, and performing spaces; and significant dance works and dance literature. The chapters also feature a series of eight experiential learning activities that help students dig deeper into the history of dance, dancers, and significant dance works and literature. These activities are presented as reproducible templates that include perceiving, creating, performing, writing, and presenting oral activities infused with technology. Teachers can use these activities as optional chapter assignments or as extended projects to help apply the information and to use technology and other integrated arts sources to make the history of dance more meaningful. History of Danceis an indispensable text for dance students who want to learn the history of dance and its relationship to other arts of the times using today's interactive technology.

Dancing Revelations

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Dancing Revelations by Thomas F. DeFrantz Book Resume:

In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late 1960s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic group closely tied to the Civil Rights struggle. In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture. He not only charts this rise to national and international renown, but also contextualizes this progress within the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights struggles of the late 20th century. DeFrantz examines the most celebrated Ailey dances, including Revelations, drawing on video recordings of Ailey's dances, published interviews, oral histories, and his own interviews with former Ailey company dancers. Through vivid descriptions and beautiful illustrations, DeFrantz reveals the relationship between Ailey's works and African American culture as a whole. He illuminates the dual achievement of Ailey as an artist and as an arts activist committed to developing an African American presence in dance. He also addresses concerns about how dance performance is documented, including issues around spectatorship and the display of sexuality, the relationship of Ailey's dances to civil rights activism, and the establishment and maintenance of a successful, large-scale Black Arts institution. Throughout Dancing Revelations, DeFrantz illustrates how Ailey combined elements of African dance with motifs adapted from blues, jazz, and Broadway to choreograph his dances. By re-interpreting these tropes of black culture in his original and well-received dances, DeFrantz argues that Ailey played a significant role in defining the African American cultural canon in the twentieth century. As the first book to examine the cultural sources and cultural impact of Ailey's work, Dancing Revelations is an important contribution to modern dance history and criticism as well as African-American studies.

Une bobine de fil bleu

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Une bobine de fil bleu by Anne Tyler Book Resume:

Portrait des Whitshank, et de leur si jolie maison de Baltimore, Une bobine de fil bleu détricote sur plusieurs générations l’histoire d’une famille bien trop heureuse pour être vraie. Et qu’il s’agisse de débusquer les politesses, de chasser les faux-semblants ou de dire l’amour, la plume drôle et méticuleuse d’Anne Tyler ne laisse rien au hasard. Née en 1941 dans le Minnesota, Anne Tyler vit depuis de nombreuses années à Baltimore, cadre de plusieurs de ses livres. Figure majeure de la littérature américaine contemporaine, prix Pulitzer en 1989 pour Leçons de conduite, Une bobine de fil bleu est son vingtième roman.

Rough Weather Makes Good Timber

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Rough Weather Makes Good Timber by Patsy Moore Ginns Book Resume:

In the simple unpretentious dignity of everyday speech, elderly Tar Heels share their fascinating and touching stories of North Carolina's past, a time when activities and cares were closely associated with extracting a living from the soil. The oldest person Ginns interviewed was ninety-seven, the youngest, fifty-three. The earliest firsthand accounts date from about 1885, and the latest reach into the postdepression era. Originally published in 1977. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Ballet for Beginners

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Ballet for Beginners by Marie-Laure Medova Book Resume:

Introduces the basics of classic ballet, gives a brief history, tells how a ballet is prepared, and discusses the work of the choreographer, the technicians, and the designers.

Rudolf Nureyev

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Rudolf Nureyev by Julie Kavanagh Book Resume:

NOW A MAJOR FILM BY RALPH FIENNES, THE WHITE CROW 'A gripping account of an extraordinary life' Daily Telegraph Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; established the most rhapsodic partnership in dance history with the middle-aged Margot Fonteyn; reinvented male technique; gatecrashed modern dance; moulded new stars; and staged Russia's unknown ballet masterpieces in the West. He and his life were simply astonishing. 'Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man' Mail on Sunday 'The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster' Observer 'Undoubtedly the definitive biography' Sunday Telegraph

Nureyev

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Nureyev by Julie Kavanagh Book Resume:

Rudolf Nureyev had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage. With Nureyev: The Life, Julie Kavanagh shows how his intense drive and passion for dance propelled him from a poor, Tatar-peasant background to the most sophisticated circles of London, Paris, and New York. His dramatic defection to the West in l961 created a Cold War crisis and made him an instant celebrity, but this was just the beginning. Nureyev spent the rest of his life breaking barriers: reinventing male technique, “crashing the gates” of modern dance, iconoclastically updating the most hallowed classics, and making dance history by partnering England’ s prima ballerina assoluta, Margot Fonteyn--a woman twice his age. He danced for almost all the major choreographers--Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Kenneth MacMillan, Jerome Robbins, Maurice Béjart, Roland Petit--his main motive, he claimed, for having left the Kirov. But Nureyev also made it his mission to stage Russia’s full-length masterpieces in the West. His highly personal productions of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Romeo and Juliet, and La Bayadère are the mainstays of the Paris Opéra Ballet repertory to this day. An inspirational director and teacher, Nureyev was a Diaghilev-like mentor to young protégés across the globe--from Karen Kain and Monica Mason (now directors themselves), to Sylvie Guillem, Elisabeth Platel, Laurent Hilaire and Kenneth Greve. Sex, as much as dance, was a driving force for Nureyev. From his first secret liaison in Russia to his tempestuous relationship with the great Danish dancer Erik Bruhn, we see not only Nureyev’s notorious homosexual history unfold, but also learn of his profound effect on women--whether a Sixties wild child or Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill or the aging Marlene Dietrich. Among the first victims of AIDS, Nureyev was diagnosed HIV positive in 1984 but defied the disease for nearly a decade, dancing, directing the Paris Opéra Ballet, choreographing, and even beginning a new career as a conductor. Still making plans for the future, Nureyev finally succumbed and died in January l993. Drawing on previously undisclosed letters, diaries, home-movie footage, interviews with Nureyev’s inner circle, and her own dance background, Julie Kavanagh gives the most intimate, revealing, and dramatic picture we have ever had of this dazzling, complex figure. NOTE: This edition does not include photos.

Un garçon sur le pas de la porte

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Un garçon sur le pas de la porte by Anne Tyler Book Resume:

Micah Mortimer, la petite quarantaine routinière, coule des jours heureux dans un quartier tranquille de Baltimore. En voiture, au travail ou avec sa petite amie, il ne dévie jamais de sa route toute tracée – jusqu’au jour où il trouve Brink Adams qui l’attend sur le pas de sa porte. Car l’adolescent fugueur en est sûr, Micah est son père biologique... Pour l’homme qui aimait ses habitudes, cette seconde chance sonne comme une malédiction. Prix Pulitzer, finaliste du Booker Prize, Anne Tyler est une figure majeure des lettres américaines, dont le style irrésistible et piquant fait encore une fois des merveilles, ici.

Peur panique

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Peur panique by Jeffery Deaver Book Resume:

Un début d’incendie, des issues de secours bloquées et c’est une foule entière qui panique à en devenir hystérique. L’homme retrouve son état animal et, face à la mort, le chacun pour soi l’emporte. Kathryn Dance, agent spécial et experte en langage du corps, travaille pour le California Bureau of Investigation. Mise à l’écart après avoir laissé s'échapper un chef de gang criminel, elle est sommée d’enquêter sur la tragédie de Solitude Creek, cette salle de concert où une centaine de fans se sont retrouvés piégés et d’où certains n’ont pu sortir vivants. Tout semble laisser penser à un accident, mais Kathryn est persuadée du contraire. Et lorsqu’un événement similaire a lieu quelques jours plus tard, c’est dans une véritable chasse à l’homme que se lance notre enquêtrice. Jeffery Deaver tisse un thriller puissant, dérangeant, où s’expriment les peurs les plus primitives de l’homme. Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Pierre Girard.

Composing while Dancing

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Composing while Dancing by Melinda Buckwalter Book Resume:

Composing while Dancing: An Improviser’s Companion examines the world of improvisational dance and the varied approaches to this art form. By introducing the improvisational strategies of twenty-six top contemporary artists of movement improvisation, Melinda Buckwalter offers a practical primer to the dance form. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of improvisation including spatial relations, the eyes, and the dancing image. Included are sample practices from the artists profiled, exercises for further research, and a glossary of terms. Buckwalter gathers history, methods, interviews, and biographies in one book to showcase the many facets of improvisational dance and create an invaluable reference for dancers and dance educators.

5678 Dancers Clock

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5678 Dancers Clock by Double Dance Designs Book Resume:

Do you think any time is Dance O'Clock? Say 5-6-7-8 and celebrate your passion for dancing with a cute and funny blank lined journal. It's the perfect place to write down notes and techniques, appointments, and any other thoughts you don't want to forget. Use it as a diary, logbook, or composition book. And a reminder to keep on dancing. JOURNAL DETAILS: 6 inches x 9 inches (15.24 cm x 22.86 cm) durable matte paperback cover 120 pages blank lined cream paper Small enough to fit into your bag, backpack or purse. Big enough to put a smile on your face. Makes a great gift for dancers, dance teachers and students, and choreographers.

Une autre femme

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Une autre femme by Anne Tyler Book Resume:

« La police fédérale du Delaware a annoncé en début de matinée que Cordelia Grinstead, âgée de 40 ans, épouse d’un médecin de Roland Park, a disparu alors qu’elle se trouvait en vacances avec sa famille à Bethany Beach. » Dès le premier jour de ses vacances, Delia Grinstead part marcher le long de la plage, loin. Sans en avoir formulé le désir, elle est en train d’abandonner sa famille. Pour son mari, Sam, elle fait depuis presque vingt-cinq ans partie des meubles. De ses trois enfants, le petit dernier, le cher Carroll, a déjà 17 ans et n’a plus autant besoin de sa maman. Ses soeurs, omniprésentes, la considèrent incompétente, évanescente, inutile. Elle s’installe dans une ville à deux heures de Baltimore, trouve un travail, et prétend mener enfin une vie qu’elle aurait choisie, loin des attaches et des tracas. Mais au fond, qu’attend-elle de cette fugue ? De cette vie ou de l’ancienne, laquelle finira-t-elle par choisir ?