Dance partners on stage and off, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Carlos Miguel Guerra, present a detailed guide with practical advice, historical context and personal philosophy on the ballet pas de deux.
Things You Miss After Summer Intensives Are Over…
Got summer intensive withdrawal? Of course you do! How could you not miss these things…
“The Walls Around Us” Keeps Readers On Their Toes
It is a rare author who can write authentically about ballet and prison. Dancers will appreciate Nova Ren Suma’s realistic depiction of teen dancers in an otherwise hyperrealistic story of murder, secrets, and suspense. Who is lying and what is the truth?
What This Ballerina Knows About Body Hatred
Ballet led Kathi Martuza to develop an unhealthy body image – and yet saved her from anorexia. Read her story here.
Family Drama and Ballet Dreams at the Heart of YA Novel, Wish
Pretending is part of ballet but Indigo, an aspiring ballerina, is especially good at it. She presents normalcy even though her mother’s alcoholism creates drama at home. What makes Indigo so relatable? Find out in our review of Wish, by Grier Cooper.
Misty Copeland Writes About Diversity in Ballet
A brown swan in the very white world of ballet, Misty Copeland painted her skin a different color in order to play roles in Giselle and Sylvia. 1957? 1977? Nope – 2007. Leigh Purtill looks at Misty’s memoir Life in Motion.