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A Time to Dance

By Padma Venkatraman
  • ISBN Code: : 0698158261
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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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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For premodern audiences, poetic form did not exist solely as meter, stanzas, or rhyme scheme. Rather, the form of a poem emerged as an experience, one generated when an audience immersed in a culture of dance encountered a poetic text. Exploring the complex relationship between medieval dance and medieval poetry, Strange Footing argues that the intersection of texts and dance produced an experience of poetic form based in disorientation, asymmetry, and even misstep. Medieval dance guided audiences to approach poetry not in terms of the body’s regular marking of time and space, but rather in the irregular and surprising forces of virtual motion around, ahead of, and behind the dancing body. Reading medieval poems through artworks, paintings, and sculptures depicting dance, Seeta Chaganti illuminates texts that have long eluded our full understanding, inviting us to inhabit their strange footings askew of conventional space and time. Strange Footing deploys the motion of dance to change how we read medieval poetry, generating a new theory of poetic form for medieval studies and beyond.

A Dance in Donegal

By Jennifer Deibel
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Book Code : 149342856X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 499
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All of her life, Irish-American Moira Doherty has relished her mother's descriptions of Ireland. When her mother dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1920, Moira decides to fulfill her mother's wish that she become the teacher in Ballymann, her home village in Donegal, Ireland. After an arduous voyage, Moira arrives to a new home and a new job in an ancient country. Though a few locals offer a warm welcome, others are distanced by superstition and suspicion. Rumors about Moira's mother are unspoken in her presence but threaten to derail everything she's journeyed to Ballymann to do. Moira must rely on the kindness of a handful of friends--and the strength of Sean, an unsettlingly handsome thatcher who keeps popping up unannounced--as she seeks to navigate a life she'd never dreamed of . . . but perhaps was meant to live. Jennifer Deibel's debut novel delights the senses, bringing to life the sights, sounds, smells, and language of a lush country and a colorful people. Historical romance fans will embrace her with open arms.

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

By Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134358210
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 500
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Dance in Moonlight

By Sherry Thomas
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  • Publisher : Sherry Thomas
  • Book Code : 1631280287
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 194
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Don’t miss this poignant novella from acclaimed and bestselling historical romance author Sherry Thomas! “Searing, tender and filled with passion, Sherry’s writing is nothing short of a revelation.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas After losing her childhood sweetheart to another woman, Isabelle Englewood is heartsick. But then something remarkable happens: Upon arriving at Doyle’s Grange, her new home, she meets Ralston Fitzwilliam, who looks almost exactly like the man she cannot have. Come late at night, she tells him, so I can make love to you pretending that you are the one I love. Little does she realize what she is about to unleash.

A Dance of Dragons: The Complete Series

By Kaitlyn Davis
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  • Publisher : Kaitlyn Davis
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 543
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An ancient evil awakens. Three unlikely heroes rise. An age of myth is reborn. Save $1 when you buy the complete A Dance of Dragons series bundle! This fantasy adventure from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis is perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones. The bundle includes all three full-length novels, as well as all four novellas. Mind. BLOWN. – Spiced Latte Reads.

Dance in Ireland

By Sharon A. Phelan
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443865575
  • Total of Pages : 185
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 865
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In Dance in Ireland: Steps, Stages and Stories, Sharon Phelan provides an in-depth view of dance in Ireland during the colonial and post-colonial eras. She presents dance as an integral part of Irish life and as a signifier of cultural change. Central themes are documented and analysed. They include cross-cultural influences, the dance master and pantomimic dance traditions, dance during the Gaelic Revival, dichotomies in dance, and the theatricalisation of Irish dance. The book is illustrated with photographs and it is an indispensable resource for academics and artists alike, as they continue to foster dance, on the page and on the stage.

Jose! Born to Dance

By Susanna Reich
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534498184
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 924
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José was a boy with a song in his heart and a dance in his step. Born in Mexico in 1908, he came into the world kicking like a steer, and grew up to love to draw, play the piano, and dream. José's dreaming took him to faraway places. He dreamed of bullfighters and the sounds of the cancan dancers that he saw with his father. Dance lit a fire in José's soul. With his heart to guide him, José left his family and went to New York to dance. He learned to flow and float and fly through space with steps like a Mexican breeze. When José danced, his spirit soared. From New York to lands afar, José Limón became known as the man who gave the world his own kind of dance. ¡OLÉ! ¡OLÉ! ¡OLÉ! Susanna Reich's lyrical text and Raúl Colón's shimmering artwork tell the story of a boy who was determined to make a difference in the world, and did. José! Born to Dance will inspire picture book readers to follow their hearts and live their dreams.

The Dance Dragon

By Dan Logan
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  • Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
  • Book Code : 1506904378
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 949
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