Off Balance: The Real World of Ballet

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Ballet is one of the most sublime and physically demanding of the arts. Each year, more and more people flock to ballet classes and to performances. Yet the drama, glamour, and elegance that provide the lure and excitement of ballet cannot compensate for the harsh conditions suffered by professional dancers who are encouraged to neglect and starve themselves in pursuit of their art. Suzanne Gordon's compelling behind-the-scenes look at dancers and ballet is the first book to examine the difficult realities that underlie the glitter of dancers' lives. What was it really like to work for Balanchine? What goes on in the exclusive ballet schools? What do so many dancers perform when they are injured? Why do they earn less than the musicians who accompany them or the stagehands who move their props? Finally, the author hails the efforts of the American Ballet Theatre corps dancers as they struggle to build a stronger union. A compelling advocate of dancers and a devotee of ballet, Gordon insists that an art so many people love ought to be more generous to the dancers who make it possible.

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