How They Became Famous Dancers

How They Became Famous Dancers : A Dancing History

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How They Became Famous Dancers: A Dancing History for young readers tells the story of twelve famous dancers - six women and six men - from different parts of the world. Spanning the seventeenth into the twenty-first centuries, each biographical sketch is placed within the subject's historical and cultural context. Dancers include: Louis XIV, John Durang, Marie Taglioni, William Henry 'Juba' Lane, Anna Pavlova, Rudolf Laban, Doris Humphrey, Michio Ito, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Pearl Primus, Amalia Hernandez, and Arthur Mitchell. Each chapter includes "Create a Dance" giving readers the opportunity to dance themselves based on each dancer's style."show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 203.2 x 254 x 7.87mm | 362.87g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150855403X
  • 9781508554035
  • 1,368,581

About Anne Dunkin

ANNE DUNKIN has been a dance educator for most of her life. As a professional dancer, she co-founded her own company, Qwindo's Window, which introduced dance to thousands of young people and their teachers throughout the eastern/midwestern United States for twelve years. Besides directing dance studios in Washington, DC; New York City; and Los Angeles and teaching in several K-12 settings, she also taught 'teaching dance' to pre-service teachers at California State University, Fullerton for ten years. Her first book, Dancing in Your School: A Guide for Preschool and Elementary School Teachers, was published by Princeton Book Company in 2006. Her MA in Human Development Education is from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her PhD in Dance History and Theory is from the University of California, Riverside.show more

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