Leave it all on the floor...
Queen of Latin Ballroom, Shirley Ballas has a spectacular dance career spanning over 40 years - she has Cha-Cha'd her way across the world's dance floors to become a multi-award-winning ballroom champion and one of the most renowned dancers in the world.
Misbehaving gives us the story of the protesters against Miss World Contest in the words of the rebels themselves. Through the wonderful diversity of their personal and political life stories it does something more. By chronicling the influences that led them to take action, it vividly reveals
The 2 Johnnies' massive success has taken them as far afield as Sydney, Compton and Abu Dhabi. But for them nothing compares to living in Ireland. And in C'Mere and I Tell Ya they dig into the tastes, habits and rites of passage that have made them who they are.
Whether it's ...
- dressing for the debs ('I'd say my cravat was the talk of Templemore for weeks')
- succeeding in a band ('I did backing vocals for six months and it turned out I was singing the wrong lyrics')
- doing a Strictl
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.
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.
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.
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.