NOW A MAJOR FILM BY RALPH FIENNES, THE WHITE CROW
'A gripping account of an extraordinary life' Daily Telegraph
Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage.
Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked
A treat for lovers of Indian classical dance by renowned dance teacher Sureka Singh has just hit bookstores. Titled "Insights and Impressions of a Bharatanatyam Dancer", it takes the reader through a step-by-step explanation of the dancer's storyline.
Dit is Pieter-Dirk Uys sonder die grimering! Sonder rekwisiete, vals wimpers of hoe hakke ... Met meer as 7 000 verhoogoptredes op sy kapstok is Pieter-Dirk Uys volksbesit. In Weerklink van 'n wanklank, sy skreeusnaakse, roerende memoires, tree die mens agter die ikoon te voorskyn.
This is Pieter-Dirk Uys unpowdered. No props, no false eyelashes, no high heels ... South African icon Pieter-Dirk Uys has been on stage over 7 000 times. In this funny and tender memoir, Uys reveals the person behind the persona.
Tumi Morake modelled her public persona on her mother, a charming and contentious woman who used her big, bold voice to say what others were afraid to utter. It’s the personality that Tumi took on stage in the mostly male space of stand-up comedy.
Trevor Noah’s path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show in New York began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison.
A young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination.
By relating the development of modern dance to movements in painting, architecture, drama, and music, the book prompts students to develop a keen ear for emerging trends in the arts as a continual resource for dance.