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The Resource Being a ballerina : the power and perfection of a dancing life, Gavin Larsen

Being a ballerina : the power and perfection of a dancing life, Gavin Larsen

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Being a ballerina : the power and perfection of a dancing life
Title
Being a ballerina
Title remainder
the power and perfection of a dancing life
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Larsen
Title variation
Power and perfection of a dancing life
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inspiring, revealing, and deeply relatable, Being a Ballerina is a firsthand look at the realities of life as a professional ballet dancer. Through episodes from her own career, Gavin Larsen describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer's continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist. Starting with her arrival as a young beginner at a class too advanced for her, Larsen tells how the embarrassing mistake ended up helping her learn quickly and advance rapidly. In other stories of her early teachers, training, and auditions, she explains how she gradually came to understand and achieve what she and her body were capable of. Larsen then re-creates scenes from her experiences in dance companies, from unglamorous roles to exhilarating performances. Working as a ballerina was shocking and scary at first, she says, recalling unexpected injuries, leaps of faith, and her constant struggle to operate at the level she wanted--but full of enormously rewarding moments. Larsen also reflects candidly on her difficult decision to retire at age 35"--
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Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larsen, Gavin
Dewey number
792.8/028092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1785.L326
LC item number
A3 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Larsen, Gavin
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballerinas
  • Ballet
Label
Being a ballerina : the power and perfection of a dancing life, Gavin Larsen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1197848939
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780813066899
Lccn
2020944516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1197848939
Label
Being a ballerina : the power and perfection of a dancing life, Gavin Larsen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1197848939
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780813066899
Lccn
2020944516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1197848939

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