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Serenade A Balanchine Story PDF

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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. Serenade A Balanchine Story PDF

“Reading Bentley’s Serenade made me feel as alive as I felt on the stage the moment that I fell in love with ballet…. [A] delicate balance of personal memoir, rarefied elegance, history of the arts and pure human interest.”—Misty Copeland, New York Times Book Review

“[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.

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As difficult as innovation is today. Serenade A Balanchine Story PDF is a text that is present in the form of inspiration that will broaden the minds beyond what an artist or photographer can see. This is one of the masterpieces that is recommended by all the great artists to be changing their visualization of the world of today. In the minds of someone that truly appreciates what this text has to offer lies the secret of changing the way everyone lives in this world. Art is the most influential subject of todays world and at all times has it been the foundation stone for change in this universe we live in. A must read and learn for all artist and especially photographers.

The Authors

Serenade A Balanchine Story PDF

TONI BENTLEY danced with George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet for ten years. She is the author of five New York Times Notable Books, including Winter Season: A Dancer’s Journal, Holding On to the Air (coauthored with Suzanne Farrell), and The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir. Bentley is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and her work has appeared in The Best American Essays as well as in many periodicals, including The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Review of Books, The Daily Beast, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Dimensions and Characteristics of Serenade A Balanchine Story PDF

  • Identification Number ‏ : ‎ B09988RQZB
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pantheon (April 12, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 12, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 64973 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 413 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Best Sellers Rank: #21,709 in Kindle Store

Top reviews

Objective Reader of DescriptionsTop Contributor: Calligraphy
Needs an Editor
August 26, 2019

I’m Torn. Pros: This book covers a very necessary, serious, and stigmatized area of mental health: trauma. It does a good job describing accurately & scientifically what happens to the brain on trauma, the effects and how to deal. More should be explored & written about this subject.
Cons: I have issues with the way it’s written. First, the Title Doesn’t Really Tell You It’s About Trauma. So people looking for that won’t find it and people who think this book is about something else will be out a few bucks. It’s written with the view that absolutely Everyone has gone through some kind of trauma & could benefit from this book. I won’t argue that, I can’t know.
The Language is not necessary. There isn’t a sentence not peppered with f-bombs and every other curse word. I have NO problem with cursing but this is overkill! It’s obvious the book is geared towards young people but if trauma effects all ages why write it like that? It’s comically full of urban lingo which almost discredits the intelligent and noble writer. Because it’s got a lot of valuable info., I read it, but it’s hard. I think even a teenager would roll their eyes at the writer trying to relate to them and sound cool.
By the time a lot of people get around to doing some self help reading they’re pushing 30 & up. It would be great if it were scrapped & re-written for everyone.
It also says, “I dont think young people are very smart & won’t be interested in reading something unless it sounds ‘woke.” That’s not what I’d want to hear if I were the target audience. In fact there’s nothing worse than an adult trying to talk like your generation when they’re not.
The other thing it says is, if you’re older than the target audience, this book won’t be useful to you, which is also untrue. So, kudos to the writer for delving into a serious much needed topic but please get an Editor.
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June 14, 2019

The author’s use of mid-90s teen slang and overuse of profanity is incredibly annoying. It’s distracting to read about a serious subject that is overrun with childish writing. Please stop trying to be cool.

Never saw so many f*** words on one page
December 27, 2018

F*** word in every line. Very messy content , feels like autor struggling with the same problem made me to purchase this book 🤣

Very and Easy Read on Complex Psychological Concepts
August 11, 2018

The author/doctor writes how I talk in every day life with many f-bombs and gritty analogies. She does a wonderful job providing a crash course on what someone is going through when they are having panic attacks and then supplements facts with resources in case you wanted to learn more. I’ve used some of the techniques in this book and I trust what the author/doctor is trying to do, which is to help provide knowledge to people who feel lost.

Carolyn Hofmann
October 17, 2018

Book was okay but there was a lot of foul language in it that really didn’t need to be there

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