Never Far from Dancing: Ballet artists in new roles

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415832151: Never Far from Dancing: Ballet artists in new roles

A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every aspect of ballet, from its styles and technical demands to its personalities, its celebrated roles and, most of all, to what happens when the dancing stops.

While ballet invites all manner of writing from critics, admirers and academics, the thoughts and experiences of the dancers themselves are seldom recorded. Here, those who scaled the heights of their art hand down their wisdom and recount lives spent in this most enduring of art forms.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Barbara Newman has written extensively on dance for Dance Magazine (USA), the Dancing Times (UK) and many other periodicals and major reference works. She has written numerous books on ballet, including Striking a Balance (1982), Grace under Pressure (2003), and The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories (1997), as well as contributions for BBC Radio 4, The Daily Telegraph, and Ballet Review.

Review:

'Barbara Newman, one of the UK's most highly valued writers on dance, has compiled an extraordinary archive from interviews with great dancers and teachers of the 20th century who, having made their transitions to becoming repetiteurs and administrators, extended their careers in dance by generously passing on their heritage and expertise.

Their modesty in giving fulsome credit to their own teachers, coaches and choreographers, combined with their entertainingly candid memories, make this book truly enjoyable as well as informative. It is an insightful guide for those with so much to give who are embarking on their second careers off the stage and a 'must have' for all dance lovers.'

Kathryn Wade ARAD, Director, English National Ballet School 1992-2004

Trustee, Dancers Career Development & The Dance Teachers' Benevolent Fund

'Captivating... an utterly riveting view into the professional 'after-lives' of some of ballet's great performers.'

Anya, Lady Sainsbury CBE

'Barbara Newman talks to a group of distinguished former dancers about their careers after they finished dancing in her latest book, Never Far From Dancing: Ballet artists in new roles. The stellar interviews include Alicia Alonso, Nina Ananiashvili, Merrill Ashley, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Beryl Grey, Desmond Kelly, Donald MacLeary, Monica Mason, Lynn Seymour, Antoinette Sibley and David Wall, which should prove fascinating reading.'

New Book Releases section, The Dancing Times

'Newman's [book] is a compilation of her conversations with retired ballet performers. It makes intriguing and enriching reading...Passion and enthusiasm for dance speak from almost every interview. Far from just getting the job done, these artists fulfilled a vocation.' Ilona Landgraf, Dance View Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 28.95
US$ 27.05

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every aspect of ballet, from its styles and technical demands to its personalities, its celebrated roles and, most of all, to what happens when the dancing stops. While ballet invites all manner of writing from critics, admirers and academics, the thoughts and experiences of the dancers themselves are seldom recorded. Here, those who scaled the heights of their art hand down their wisdom and recount lives spent in this most enduring of art forms. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780415832151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Newman, Barbara
Published by Taylor Fransis
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Fransis. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0415832152

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every aspect of ballet, from its styles and technical demands to its personalities, its celebrated roles and, most of all, to what happens when the dancing stops. While ballet invites all manner of writing from critics, admirers and academics, the thoughts and experiences of the dancers themselves are seldom recorded. Here, those who scaled the heights of their art hand down their wisdom and recount lives spent in this most enduring of art forms. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780415832151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Newman, Barbara
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VT-9780415832151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every aspect of ballet, from its styles and technical demands to its personalities, its celebrated roles and, most of all, to what happens when the dancing stops. While ballet invites all manner of writing from critics, admirers and academics, the thoughts and experiences of the dancers themselves are seldom recorded. Here, those who scaled the heights of their art hand down their wisdom and recount lives spent in this most enduring of art forms. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780415832151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Barbara Newman (editor)
Published by Taylor and Francis 2013-11-18, London (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 2013-11-18, London, 2013. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780415832151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by Routledge (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0415832152

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Newman, Barbara
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780415832151_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Routledge (2017)
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0415832152

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Newman, Barbara
Published by Routledge 11/18/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0415832152 ISBN 13: 9780415832151
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 11/18/2013, 2013. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Never Far from Dancing: Ballet Artists in New Roles. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780415832151

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book