Acheter neuf

Identifiez-vous pour activer la commande 1-Click.
Acheter d'occasion
D'occasion - Bon Voir les détails
Prix : EUR 15,95

Plus de choix
Vous l'avez déjà ? Vendez votre exemplaire ici
Désolé, cet article n'est pas disponible en
Image non disponible pour la
couleur :
Image non disponible

Dites-le à l'éditeur :
J'aimerais lire ce livre sur Kindle !

Vous n'avez pas encore de Kindle ? Achetez-le ici ou téléchargez une application de lecture gratuite.

Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection [Anglais] [Relié]

Deirdre Kelly

Prix : EUR 21,42 Livraison à EUR 0,01 En savoir plus.
  Tous les prix incluent la TVA
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Il ne reste plus que 3 exemplaire(s) en stock.
Expédié et vendu par Amazon. Emballage cadeau disponible.


Prix Amazon Neuf à partir de Occasion à partir de
Relié EUR 21,42  
Broché EUR 13,10  

Offres spéciales et liens associés

Détails sur le produit

Dans ce livre (En savoir plus)
Parcourir les pages échantillon
Couverture | Copyright | Table des matières | Extrait | Index | Quatrième de couverture
Rechercher dans ce livre:

Vendre une version numérique de ce livre dans la boutique Kindle.

Si vous êtes un éditeur ou un auteur et que vous disposez des droits numériques sur un livre, vous pouvez vendre la version numérique du livre dans notre boutique Kindle. En savoir plus

Commentaires en ligne 

Il n'y a pas encore de commentaires clients sur
5 étoiles
4 étoiles
3 étoiles
2 étoiles
1 étoiles
Commentaires client les plus utiles sur (beta) 4.0 étoiles sur 5  16 commentaires
9 internautes sur 9 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Read 17 novembre 2012
Par Jacqueline Wilson - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This is a wonderful book that not only describes with brutal honestly the reality of what goes on behind the stage in ballet, but also helps the ballerina of today understand herself and the reason she is how she is. This book goes back to the very beginnings of ballet and shows how the culture of the early Renaissance and King Louis XIV have stayed in the culture of ballet and affect the view women in the ballet world. I believe this book is important in ending the self-sabotaging behavior of ballerinas because it helps them understand the roots of where they come from and why they are the way they are.
6 internautes sur 6 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 An interesting read 26 octobre 2013
Par Brian St John - Publié sur
Achat vérifié
This book owes much to Jennifer Homans', "Apollo's Angels," which is a significantly more exhaustive and broad-ranging history of ballet, that occasionally references the ballerina/concubine occupational conflation that has occurred throughout history. Deirdre Kelley doesn't hide the fact that she owes a measure of tribute to Homans' book; she periodically quotes from it.

Kelley's intent with this book seems to be the expansion of the tantalizing tidbits that Homans leaves when referring to the ballerina/concubine culture, at least initially. The first half of Kelley's book reads, at best, like "Apollo's Angels" light, and at worst, if one wants to think of it that way, like a tabloid gossip column.

The second half of the book, however, reads quite differently. Kelley unleashes an oddly venomous and vitriolic sequence of chapters attacking modern day ballet company life. Did you know that George Balanchine is solely responsible for the outbreak of anorexia and bulimia among ballerinas? According to Kelley, he is. In addition to sharing her anger at Balanchine, and Balanchine as Artistic Director almost exclusively, Kelley devotes a tremendous volume of words addressing ballet company labor relations in Canada and the USA. Truth is, ballet company life is generally awful in the USA and Kelley takes time to point that out. (Time and again second-tier ballet companies harvest young dancers from their summer programs as "trainees" to fill out the corps and often pay them nothing for the privilege. Then, after a year or two they dismiss the young unpaid ballerinas and find a new crop of slave labor from their summer program.)

If you are seeking a more thorough historical read, I recommend Homans' book. This book is an interesting read, depending on which half of the book appeals to your taste more.
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 I loved this book !! 3 décembre 2012
Par Ballet43 - Publié sur
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
Being former dancer , I found this book so intersting . The detail history that she tells of ballet is so amazing . The book also show the love , hate and sometimes dysfunctional relationship we as dancers can sometimes have with art itself . I loved that she talks about the hopes and changes that are happening in the world of ballet.
3 internautes sur 3 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 None 21 octobre 2012
Par S. Greene - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
I was spellbound by this book which takes us from ballet's early days through to modern day ballet by means of historical facts, helpful organization of ballet eras and significant but non-intrusive commentary. Quotes from those in the world of ballet are also quite interesting, particularly the most recent as we know first-hand who the speakers are. The author does an excellent job of presenting the significant issues that existed in the world of ballet from the time of Louis XIV to the present day. It was an education and a pleasure to read.
1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Fascinating take on women in ballet 11 avril 2014
Par southern rose - Publié sur
Format:Relié|Achat vérifié
Kelly does not shy away from the hard life that is ballet -- from the dancers-cum-prostitutes that Degas made beautiful to the anorexia plaguing modern companies in the wake of Balanchine's neo-classical vision, Kelly pulls no punches and pulls the tulle away from the glamour we see on stage. This is a book best read with or against, perhaps, Jennifer Homans' Apollo's Angels, especially with regards to the exploitation of dancers and to get a different perspective on Balanchine's legacy. For the ballet enthusiast, it's a must read, if only to think about what role femininity and its exploitation has played in ballet's history and ongoing legacy.
Ces commentaires ont-ils été utiles ?   Dites-le-nous

Discussions entre clients

Le forum concernant ce produit
Discussion Réponses Message le plus récent
Pas de discussions pour l'instant

Posez des questions, partagez votre opinion, gagnez en compréhension
Démarrer une nouvelle discussion
Première publication:
Aller s'identifier

Rechercher parmi les discussions des clients
Rechercher dans toutes les discussions Amazon

Rechercher des articles similaires par rubrique


Souhaitez-vous compléter ou améliorer les informations sur ce produit ? Ou faire modifier les images?