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Turning pointe

how a new generation of dancers is saving ballet from itself
Author: Search for this author Angyal, Chloe (author)
Statement of Responsibility: Chloe Angyal
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Year: 2021
Publisher: New York, Bold Type Books
Media group: Buch
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"Every day, in dance studios all across America, millions of little girls line up at the barre and take ballet class. Ballet is for girls what football is for boys; while few go on to professional careers, their time in the studio shapes their lives, instilling lessons about gender, power, the value of their bodies and minds, and their place in the world both in and outside of dance. In Turning Pointe, journalist Chloe Angyal takes readers into the exclusive and complicated world of ballet, from the suburban studios where young dancers learn the artform, to the elite summer training programs, to ballet's professional world. She shares the love of ballet that so many dancers feel while also grappling with its shortcomings: the power and tyranny of male choreographers, the impossible standards of beauty, and the racism that pervades ballet. Drawing on interviews with over 80 dancers, students, teachers, and health care professionals, Turning Pointe offers an unprecedented window into the joys and pain of ballet. As Angyal makes clear, if ballet is going to survive in the twenty-first century, if it is going to chart a path into a more socially just future, this reckoning is essential"--

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Author: Search for this author Angyal, Chloe (author)
Statement of Responsibility: Chloe Angyal
Medium identifier: SKH
Year: 2021
Publisher: New York, Bold Type Books
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ISBN: 978-1-64503-670-8
ISBN (2nd): 978-1-64503-672-2
Description: viii, 292 pages
Tags: Ballet, Berufsweg, Dance / Sex differences, Dancers, Identität
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Language: Englisch
Footnote: Includes bibliographical references and index
Media group: Buch