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The Dance: Its Place in Art and Life

By Margaret West Kinney,Troy Kinney
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  • Pages : 323
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"The Dance" by Margaret West Kinney is a book about dance as a form of art. The writing includes a chapter of explanation of the salient steps of the ballet. These steps, with superficial variations and additions, form the basis also of all-natural or "character" dances that can lay claim to any consideration as interpretative art. Direct practical instruction is furnished on the subject of present-day ballroom dancing, to the extent of clear and exact directions for the performance of steps now fashionable in Europe and America. Some notable titles are: The "Schuhplatteltanz" Classic Ballet Positions Fundamental Positions of the Feet The "Tango" Development of an Arch "À La Pirouette", etc.

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The story takes place in two worlds: the real and the surreal. Set in Boston and New York City, the story follows the life of a young man who does not learn and grow wise from life’s experiences. Instead, he grasps at the price of everything, oblivious to their spiritual value, including love and friendship. On a job search in New York City, he rests on a bench in Central Park, where a scene is played out that portends the future. A clown comes down a path with puppet clowns in a red canvas bag. When balloons, carried by the clown, burst near a little girl, a puppet clown jumps out of the bag and does a dance with the girl. Clowns are to have an important role in the young man’s future, as well as a person with a bow tie who constantly stalks him. Another important image is that of the dancing couple in the Renoir painting Bal a Bougival, which exemplifies the magical essence and beauty of real love. He learns of the power-hungry leadership at a voluntary health agency, and he is repelled by it. He leaves to seek employment at an art gallery. The owner is an attractive older woman who he tries to seduce him, even though she encourages his dreams of himself as a writer. An inner voice urges him downward. He also sees a young man with a bow tie and a shopping bag, looking much like himself, who appears whenever his thoughts wander toward the darker side. The surreal figure appears throughout the story, inducing wrongful behavior and actions, such as deceiving the owner of the art gallery. She despises a movie comedian who tries to buy an oil painting of a clown from her gallery at lower than the advertised price. The comedian is a collector of clown figures in plaster, wood, and glass, but no oil painting as of yet. The young man plays chess on Saturdays with the artist of the clown paintings and tries to influence him to sell another clown painting privately to the comedian. If the plan succeeds, he will get a large sum of money from the comedian for arranging the deceit. The painter wants to tell the art gallery owner in person that he will not deal exclusively with her anymore. Therefore, he meets with her in a fairgrounds in Queens, and the comedian, with knowledge of the rendezvous, bursts in unexpectedly to gloat. The young man comes there too and finds that his scheme is successful. He leaves the squabbling group and moves to a distant bench to await his girlfriend. Seated beside him is the man with a bow tie who always seems to follow him. Since he is currently the guard at the gallery, he takes his gun and shoots bow tie twice. He blinks, and bow tie disappears—blood and all. His girlfriend arrives, and from their discussion, she realizes that his dark side has taken over and breaks off their relationship. The young man decides to leave New York City, go to Las Vegas, and work for the comedian to continue to carry out his despicable

Trust the Process

By Shaun McNiff
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 0834826887
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: trust-the-process.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether in painting, poetry, performance, music, dance, or life, there is an intelligence working in every situation. This force is the primary carrier of creation. If we trust it and follow its natural movement, it will astound us with its ability to find a way through problems—and even make creative use of our mistakes and failures. There is a magic to this process that cannot be controlled by the ego. Somehow it always finds the way to the place where you need to be, and a destination you never could have known in advance. When everything seems as if it is hopeless and going nowhere . . . trust the process.

Essays in Biography

By Carl Rollyson
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595341810
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 701
  • Pdf File: essays-in-biography.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Essays in Biography is a play on words conveying Carl Rollyson's attempt to explore the nature of biography in pieces about the history of the genre and in portrayals of biographers (Plutarch, Leon Edel, and W. A. Swanberg), literary figures (Lillian Hellman, Jack London), philosophers and critics (Leo Strauss and Hippolyte Taine), political figures (Winston Churchill and Napoleon), and artists (Rembrandt and Rubens). An essay in biography, Rollyson argues, is an effort to comprehend a life that is inherently incomplete and subject to revision. Many of the facts about a biographical subject's life that are blandly presented in reference books have been discovered by biographers at great cost to their reputations. With the history of biography as a censored genre in mind, he encourages readers of biography to look critically at the biographies they read-no matter whether those biographies are book-length narratives or short encyclopedia entries. Many of the pairings in Essays in Biography are meant to evoke Plutarch's presentation of "parallel lives." The biographical essay, Rollyson concludes, is a unique form of knowledge, one that modern critics have devalued by trying to separate the creator from his creation.

Jewish Life In The Middle Ages

By Abrahams
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135068291
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: jewish-life-in-the-middle-ages.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Solace + Yearning – Poetry of Dance and Belonging

By Annette Carmichael
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  • Publisher : Fontaine Press Pty Ltd
  • Book Code : 1925171930
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: solace-yearning-poetry-of-dance-and-belonging.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘Solace + Yearning’ layers landscape, poetry, eco-art and contemporary dance to create an immersive space for many voices: yearning to connect to country, grief for what is absent, and reaching towards an understanding of indigenous language and culture. “Along the edges, voices call softly, softly... the past speaking to the present.”' This multi-arts collaboration explores ‘settler guilt’ and ‘solastalgia’—a sense of loss caused by environmental change—in a small rural community. The work unravels contradictory and complicated feelings about Australia’s stories, the assumed advantage of non-indigenous Australians, and yet our deep longing for the wisdom and connection intrinsic in indigenous cultures. “It is beneath the bark where stories are whispered and life rises to stitch together this river with this sky.” Performed in Denmark, Western Australia in 2012, and again as a solo performance by Annette Carmichael in 2014, these images and reflections portray a complex relationship between people and place. “Sometimes, sometimes I make the mistake of thinking that what has not been written down has been forgotten.” With gratitude to Joey Williams, Wayne Webb, Toni Webb, and Harley Coyne, who walked the trail with us and generously shared their Noongar culture and stories.

Healing with the Arts

By Michael Samuels,Mary Rockwood Lane
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451696833
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: healing-with-the-arts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Heal yourself and your community with this proven 12-week program that uses the arts to awaken your innate healing abilities. From musicians in hospitals to quilts on the National Mall—art is already healing people all over the world. It is helping veterans recover, improving the quality of life for cancer patients, and bringing communities together to improve their neighborhoods. Now it’s your turn. Through art projects, including visual arts, dance, writing, and music, along with spiritual practices and guided imagery, Healing with the Arts gives you the tools to address what you need to heal in your life—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. An acclaimed twelve-week program lauded by hospitals and caretakers from around the world, Healing with the Arts gives you the ability to heal your family and your friends, as well as communities where you’ve always wanted to make a difference. Internationally known leaders in the arts in medicine movement, Michael Samuels, MD, and Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PhD, show you how to use creativity and self-expression to pave the artist’s path to healing.

Defiant Itineraries

By Lydia Platón Lázaro
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137471808
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: defiant-itineraries.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How did Caribbean rituals helped form new currents in the performing and visual arts of the United States? This book answers this question through an examination of the Caribbean-inspired dance creations of dancer/choreographer Katherine Dunham and the experimental films of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren.

Serenade

By Toni Bentley
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  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Book Code : 0593316401
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: serenade.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Toni Bentley, a dancer for George Balanchine, the greatest ballet maker of the 20th century, tells the story of Serenade, his iconic masterpiece, and what it was like to dance—and live—in his world at New York City Ballet during its legendary era. This breathtaking book is a "unique document about one of the greatest ballets ever created…. A beautiful read” (Mikhail Baryshnikov). At age seventeen, Toni Bentley was chosen by Balanchine, then in his final years, to join the New York City Ballet. From both backstage and onstage, she carries us through the serendipitous history and physical intricacies and demands of Serenade: its dazzling opening, with seventeen women in a double-diamond pattern; its radical, even jazzy, use of the highly refined language that is ballet; its place in the choreographer’s own dramatic story of his immigration to the United States from Soviet Russia; its mystical—and literal—embodiment of the tradition of classical ballet in just thirty-three minutes. Bentley takes us inside the rarefied, intense, and thrilling world Balanchine created through his lifelong devotion to celebrating and expanding female beauty and strength—a world that, inevitably, passed upon his death. An intimate elegy to grace and loss and to the imprint of a towering artist and his transcendent creation on Bentley’s own life, Serenade: A Balanchine Story is a rich narrative by a dynamic artist about the nature of art itself at its most ephemeral and glorious.

Creative Healing

By Michael Samuels,Mary Rockwood Lane
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1610970454
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 142
  • Pdf File: creative-healing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All across the country, a groundbreaking movement is forming in the field of health care: art and medicine are becoming one, with remarkable results. In major medical centers such as the University of Florida, Duke, University of California, and Harvard Medical School, patients confronting life-threatening illness and depression are using art, writing, music, and Dance to heal body and soul. ¥ A woman with breast cancer who has never made art before finds healing and empowerment by creating sculpture. ¥ A man with AIDS uses journaling to overcome feelings of despair and helplessness. ¥ A woman suffering from depression following her divorce learns to dance for the first time in her life--and in he body's movement she rediscovers a sense of play and joy. ¥ A musician gives meaning to his art by helping people with illness transform their life through music. ¥ Physicians and nurses are beginning to use creativity to complement and enhance their medical practice. Creative Healing presents readers with the inspiring ways in which the arts (painting, writing, music, and dance) can free the spirit to heal. In one volume, the authors detail the transformative power of a diverse range of artistic activity. Michael Samuels, MD, has over twenty-five years of experience working with cancer patients and is the best-selling author of Seeing with the Mind's Eye and The Well Baby Book. He teams up with fellow pioneer Mary Rockwood Lane, RN, PhD, to share their extraordinary findings on the healing powers of the arts. Through guided imagery, personal stories, and practical exercises, they teach you how to find your inner artist-healer, enabling you to improve your health, attitude, and sense of well being by immersing yourself in creative activity. Both Samuels and Lane offer invaluable insight through their personal journeys and extensive groundbreaking research, noting that prayer, art, and healing come from the same source--the human soul. Because there lies an artist and healer within each of us, Creative Healing is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to discover the beauty of music, dance, writing or art and connect with a deeper part of oneself. Filled with inspiration and guidance, it will help you make changes in your life and the lives of others and gain access to the sacred place where inner peace exists.

Art & Soul, Reloaded

By Pam Grout
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  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Book Code : 1401949878
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: art-soul-reloaded.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With her trademark humor, enthusiasm, and no-nonsense guidance, #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared Pam Grout invites you on a yearlong "apprenticeship" to recognize and unleash your innate creativity. Making art does not necessarily mean painting a gallery-worthy still life or belting out a Grammy-winning song. It simply means finding a way to give your inner muse a voice in this world. Sure, there’s drawing, dancing, singing, and writing. But there’s also art to be made from creating your own pair of angel wings or inventing a new toy or curating your own at-home film festival. Each week features a project of self-examination, an inspirational message, a real-world example of a celebrity who has addressed similar obstacles, and three zany activities to awaken your infinite creativity. It’s time to declare the beat of your own drum.