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A Time to Dance

Written By: Padma Venkatraman
  • ID Book : 0698158261
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 137
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Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit. Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226677397
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: the-kindly-ones.pdf

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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674040872
  • Pages : 216
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226677435
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 399
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226677346
  • Pages : 234
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226677419
  • Pages : 232
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Isbn : 149342856X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226677451
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 130
  • File Pdf: hearing-secret-harmonies.pdf

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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 0374706417
  • Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 876
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Overstory and the Oprah's Book Club selection Bewilderment comes Richard Powers's magnificent, multifaceted novel, The Time of Our Singing, about a supremely gifted—and divided—family, set against the backdrop of postwar America. On Easter day, 1939, at Marian Anderson's epochal concert on the Washington Mall, David Strom, a German Jewish émigré scientist, meets Delia Daley, a young Philadelphia Negro studying to be a singer. Their mutual love of music draws them together, and--against all odds and better judgment--they marry. They vow to raise their children beyond time, beyond identity, steeped in song. But their three children must survive America's brutal here and now. Jonah, Joseph, and Ruth grow up during the Civil Rights era, come of age in the violent 1960s, and live out adulthood in the racially retrenched late century. Jonah, the eldest, "whose voice could make heads of state repent," follows a life in his parents' beloved classical music. Ruth, the youngest, chooses a militant activism and repudiates the white culture her brother represents. Joseph, the middle child and the narrator of this generational tale, struggles to remain connected to them both. The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, allegiance, race, cultural ownership, the compromised power of music, and the tangled loops of time that rewrite all belonging.

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By Anthony Powell
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226677389
  • Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 434
  • File Pdf: casanova-s-chinese-restaurant.pdf

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
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  • File Pdf: preserving-dance-across-time-and-space.pdf

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The Routledge Companion to Dance in Asia and the Pacific

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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1000440214
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Art
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This Companion documents and celebrates artistic journeys within the framework of rich and complex cultural heritages and traditional dance practices of the Asia-Pacific region. It presents various dance forms from Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the South Pacific. Drawing on extensive research and decades of performative experience as artists, choreographers, producers, teachers, and critics, the authors approach issues of dance and cultural diversity from a theoretical perspective while at the same time exploring change, process, and transformation through dance. The book discusses themes such as tradition, contemporization, interdisciplinarity, dance education, youth dance, dance networks, curatorial practices, and evolving performative practices of dance companies and independents. It also looks at regional networking, curating dance festivals and spaces that foster collaboration, regional cooperation, and cultural exchange, which are essential features of dance in Asia and the Pacific. This collection will be of interest to students and researchers of pedagogy, choreography, community dance practice, theatre and performance studies, social and cultural studies, aesthetics, interdisciplinary arts, and more. It will be an invaluable resource for artists and practitioners working in dance schools and communities.

Swing Time

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0399564314
  • Pages : 464
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“Smith’s thrilling cultural insights never overshadow the wholeness of her characters, who are so keenly observed that one feels witness to their lives.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “A sweeping meditation on art, race, and identity that may be [Smith’s] most ambitious work yet.” —Esquire A New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction • Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty. Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey—the same twists, the same shakes—and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time. Zadie Smith's newest book, Grand Union, published in 2019.

The Dance of Time

By Irene Aparici
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  • Publisher : Cuento de Luz
  • Isbn : 8416078092
  • Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 336
  • File Pdf: the-dance-of-time.pdf

Book Summary:

Winner at the 2014 Living Now Book Awards The Dance of Time is a book full of imagination and information, which will be useful for parents and teachers looking to accompany children on a different kind of journey through our solar system. Guided Reading Level: P, Lexile Level: 830L

Never Let Me Go

By Kazuo Ishiguro
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 1400044839
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 344
  • File Pdf: never-let-me-go.pdf

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NOBEL PRIZE WINNER • From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes “a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist—a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic. As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.

Spinning Mambo into Salsa

By Juliet McMains
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199324654
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 184
  • File Pdf: spinning-mambo-into-salsa.pdf

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Arguably the world's most popular partnered social dance form, salsa's significance extends well beyond the Latino communities which gave birth to it. The growing international and cross-cultural appeal of this Latin dance form, which celebrates its mixed origins in the Caribbean and in Spanish Harlem, offers a rich site for examining issues of cultural hybridity and commodification in the context of global migration. Salsa consists of countless dance dialects enjoyed by varied communities in different locales. In short, there is not one dance called salsa, but many. Spinning Mambo into Salsa, a history of salsa dance, focuses on its evolution in three major hubs for international commercial export-New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. The book examines how commercialized salsa dance in the 1990s departed from earlier practices of Latin dance, especially 1950s mambo. Topics covered include generational differences between Palladium Era mambo and modern salsa; mid-century antecedents to modern salsa in Cuba and Puerto Rico; tension between salsa as commercial vs. cultural practice; regional differences in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami; the role of the Web in salsa commerce; and adaptations of social Latin dance for stage performance. Throughout the book, salsa dance history is linked to histories of salsa music, exposing how increased separation of the dance from its musical inspiration has precipitated major shifts in Latin dance practice. As a whole, the book dispels the belief that one version is more authentic than another by showing how competing styles came into existence and contention. Based on over 100 oral history interviews, archival research, ethnographic participant observation, and analysis of Web content and commerce, the book is rich with quotes from practitioners and detailed movement description.

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  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Isbn : 1429904658
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 278
  • File Pdf: dancing-in-the-streets.pdf

Book Summary:

From the bestselling social commentator and cultural historian comes Barbara Ehrenreich's fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy In the acclaimed Blood Rites, Barbara Ehrenreich delved into the origins of our species' attraction to war. Here, she explores the opposite impulse, one that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. Although sixteenth-century Europeans viewed mass festivities as foreign and "savage," Ehrenreich shows that they were indigenous to the West, from the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysus to the medieval practice of Christianity as a "danced religion." Ultimately, church officials drove the festivities into the streets, the prelude to widespread reformation: Protestants criminalized carnival, Wahhabist Muslims battled ecstatic Sufism, European colonizers wiped out native dance rites. The elites' fear that such gatherings would undermine social hierarchies was justified: the festive tradition inspired French revolutionary crowds and uprisings from the Caribbean to the American plains. Yet outbreaks of group revelry persist, as Ehrenreich shows, pointing to the 1960s rock-and-roll rebellion and the more recent "carnivalization" of sports. Original, exhilarating, and deeply optimistic, Dancing in the Streets concludes that we are innately social beings, impelled to share our joy and therefore able to envision, even create, a more peaceable future. "Fascinating . . . An admirably lucid, level-headed history of outbreaks of joy from Dionysus to the Grateful Dead."—Terry Eagleton, The Nation

Panic

By Sharon M. Draper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1442408987
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 661
  • File Pdf: panic.pdf

Book Summary:

This gripping, chillingly realistic novel from New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper, “by turns pulse-pounding and inspiring” (Kirkus Reviews), shows that all it takes is one bad decision for a dream to become a nightmare. Diamond knows not to get into a car with a stranger. But what if the stranger is well-dressed and handsome? On his way to meet his wife and daughter? And casting a movie that very night—a movie in need of a star dancer? What then? Then Diamond might make the wrong decision. It’s a nightmare come true: Diamond Landers has been kidnapped. She was at the mall with a friend, alone for only a few brief minutes—and now she’s being held captive, forced to endure horrors beyond what she ever could have dreamed, while her family and friends experience their own torments and wait desperately for any bit of news. From New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper, this is a riveting exploration of power: how quickly we can lose it—and how we can take it back.

The Last Forever

By Deb Caletti
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1442450010
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 336
  • File Pdf: the-last-forever.pdf

Book Summary:

Beginnings and endings overlap in this soaring novel of love and grief from Printz Honor medal winner and National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti. Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it’s all Tessa can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, and her happiness from slipping away. And then there’s her dad. He’s stuck in his own daze, and it’s so hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home. Her father’s solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in Tessa’s grandmother’s small coastal town. Despite all the warmth and beauty there, Tessa can’t help but feel even more lost. Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more importantly, he understands her. A secret stands between them, but Tessa’s willing to do anything to bring them together—because Henry may just be her one chance at forever.

The Dance of Anger

By Harriet Lerner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062328522
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 858
  • File Pdf: the-dance-of-anger.pdf

Book Summary:

The renowned classic and New York Times bestseller that has transformed the lives of millions of readers, dramatically changing how women and men view relationships. Anger is something we feel. It exists for a reason and always deserves our respect and attention. We all have a right to everything we feel—and certainly our anger is no exception. "Anger is a signal and one worth listening to," writes Dr. Harriet Lerner in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers. While anger deserves our attention and respect, women still learn to silence our anger, to deny it entirely, or to vent it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. In this engaging and eminently wise book, Dr. Lerner teaches both women and men to identify the true sources of anger and to use it as a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change. For decades, this book has helped millions of readers learn how to turn their anger into a constructive force for reshaping their lives. With a new introduction by the author, The Dance of Anger is ready to lead the next generation.

Old-Time Music and Dance

By John Bealle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Isbn : 9780253111685
  • Pages : 372
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 892
  • File Pdf: old-time-music-and-dance.pdf

Book Summary:

In the summer of 1972, a group of young people in Bloomington, Indiana, began a weekly gathering with the purpose of reviving traditional American old-time music and dance. In time, the group became a kind of accidental utopia, a community bound by celebration and deliberately void of structure and authority. In this joyful and engaging book, John Bealle tells the lively history of the Bloomington Old-Time Music and Dance Group -- how it was formed, how it evolved its unique culture, and how it grew to shape and influence new waves of traditional music and dance. Broader questions about the folk revival movement, social resistance, counter culture, authenticity, and identity intersect this delightful history. More than a story about the people who forged the group or an extraordinary convergence of talent and creativity, Old-Time Music and Dance follows the threads of American folk culture and the social experience generated by this living tradition of music and dance.

Investigating Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time

By Isabelle Joyau
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 134923284X
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 201
  • File Pdf: investigating-powell-s-a-dance-to-the-music-of-time.pdf

Book Summary:

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The Dance of Shadows

By Nicky Persico
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Isbn : 1547599332
  • Pages : 37
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 194
  • File Pdf: the-dance-of-shadows.pdf

Book Summary:

blue A silent journey, passionate and unforgettable Each one of us has shadows in the soul that no light can ever really erase. They live in us and sometimes dance around us. Too often we cannot see them and yet we feel their presence because they exist somewhere in our unconscious and, only by facing them, can we understand their true nature. This novel tells of a journey to the depths of the soul, a journey that will depend on how far the reader wants to go, where they want to leave from, where and when they want to return. The journey is cruel, silent, passionate and unforgettable and skirts the way and the conventions to take us out of time. The rhythm of writing is the same as that of breathing; the pace is that of a glance, time is restricted to a dance step while still dilated by a dream, in the attempt to discover the harmony of returning to the same place that we believe we have never left.

The Dance of Time

By Eric Flint,David Drake
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Isbn : 1618245147
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 166
  • File Pdf: the-dance-of-time.pdf

Book Summary:

Battle Across Time! Belasarius Apotheosis! Steamboats that launch Greek fire; telegraph lines connecting the battlefront on the Indus to ancient Constantinople, Byzantine palace plots aided by wireless devices: General Belasarius and his battle-hardened troops must advance quickly through the history of technology to stave off a coming age of ultimate darkness. And now ¾ the epic final battle that will either give birth to or destroy Aide, Belasarius's doughty crystalline advisor and humanity's loyal friend! The latest entry in New York Times best-seller Eric Flint and military SF master David Drake's ground-breaking "Belasarius" series. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "High spirits and ingenuity. . . Drake and Flint. . . have devised an intriguing premise and developed it intelligently." ¾ Publishers Weekly on Eric Flint and David Drake's The Tide of Victory.

La danza del tiempo (The Dance of Time)

By Irene Aparici
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cuento de Luz
  • Isbn : 841607805X
  • Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 870
  • File Pdf: la-danza-del-tiempo.pdf

Book Summary:

La danza del tiempo es un álbum lleno de imaginación y también de información, que resultará útil para padres y profesores que quieran adentrarse con los niños en un viaje diferente a través del sistema solar. The Dance of Time is a book full of imagination and information, which will be useful for parents and teachers looking to accompany children on a different kind of journey through our solar system. Lexile Level: 780L

O, How the Wheel Becomes It!

By Anthony Powell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 022613282X
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 999
  • File Pdf: o-how-the-wheel-becomes-it.pdf

Book Summary:

The first novel Anthony Powell published following the completion of his epic A Dance to the Music of Time, O, How the Wheel Becomes It! fulfills perhaps every author’s fantasy as it skewers a conceited, lazy, and dishonest critic. A writer who avoids serving in World War II and veers in and out of marriage, G. F. H. Shadbold ultimately falls victim to the title’s spinning—and righteous—emblem of chance. Sophisticated and a bit cruel, Wheel’s tale of posthumous vengeance is, nonetheless, irresistible. Written at the peak of the late British master’s extraordinary literary career, this novel offers profound insight into the mind of a great artist whose unequaled style, ear for dialogue, and eye for irony will delight devotees and new readers alike.

Swan

By Laurel Snyder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Isbn : 1452153639
  • Pages : 52
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 719
  • File Pdf: swan.pdf

Book Summary:

The world is big. Anna is small. The snow is everywhere and all around. But one night . . . One night, her mother takes her to the ballet, and everything is changed. Anna finds a beauty inside herself that she cannot contain. So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, inspiring legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova. Beautiful, inspirational, and triumphant, Anna Pavlova's life is masterfully captured in this exquisite picture book.

The Night Dance

By Suzanne Weyn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1416989463
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 560
  • File Pdf: the-night-dance.pdf

Book Summary:

Under the stars, in a secret world... Rowena, the youngest of twelve sisters, loves to slip out of the castle at night and dance in a magical forest. Soon she convinces her sisters to join her. When Sir Ethan notices that his daughters' slippers look tattered every morning, he is certain they've been sneaking out. So he posts a challenge to all the suitors in the kingdom: The first man to discover where his daughters have been is free to marry the one he chooses. Meanwhile a handsome young knight named Bedivere is involved in a challenge of his own: to return the powerful sword, Excalibur, to a mysterious lake. While looking for the lake, Bedivere meets the beautiful Rowena and falls for her. Bedivere knows that accepting Sir Ethan's challenge is the only opportunity for him to be with Rowena forever. But this puts both Bedivere and Rowena in a dangerous situation...one in which they risk their lives for a chance at love.

Dance In Society Ils 85

By Frances Rust
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134554141
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 107
  • File Pdf: dance-in-society-ils-85.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.