9780813033273

The Dancer's Survival Manual

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813033273

  • ISBN10:

    0813033276

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-15
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
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Summary

Marian Horosko danced in Hollywood films and with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and New York City Ballet. She is the author of seven books, including May ODonnell: Modern Dance Pioneer. Judith F. Kupersmith, M.D., is a psychiatrist and former dancer with the New York City Ballet, currently on the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital. Both authors were founders of the Performing Arts Center for Health. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Marian Horosko danced in Hollywood films and with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and New York City Ballet. She is the author of seven books, including May O'Donnell: Modern Dance Pioneer. Judith F. Kupersmith, M.D., is a psychiatrist and former dancer with the New York City Ballet, currently on the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital. Both authors were founders of the Performing Arts Center for Health.

Table of Contents

Authors' Notep. ix
Introduction: Four Typical Studentsp. 1
Choosing and Evaluating a Dance Schoolp. 12
Finding a Suitable Teacherp. 21
Orthopedic Test for Young Studentsp. 24
The Male Dancer Starting Outp. 27
Puberty: The Turbulent Turning Pointp. 33
Auditioningp. 37
Competitions in the United Statesp. 49
Resumes and Photographsp. 53
Contractsp. 58
Self-Doubt and Stage Frightp. 65
Drug Abuse and Other Destructive Ways to Beat Stressp. 69
Caring for Your Feet and Handsp. 74
PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)p. 85
Stage Makeupp. 88
Skin Carep. 96
Hair Care and Stage Coifruresp. 106
Dental Carep. 112
Shoe Carep. 115
Care of Earsp. 117
Handling Jet Lagp. 119
Minor Aches and Painsp. 122
Nutritionp. 127
Care of the Eyesp. 143
The Use ofTobaccop. 148
Rivalriesp. 153
Public Attentionp. 162
Troubled Twosomesp. 169
The Most Difficult Losses for Dancersp. 175
Courting Disasterp. 178
Performer Excuses for Drug Abusep. 182
Injury Stressp. 186
Assessing Your Optionsp. 190
Guest Appearancesp. 195
Remember Ann, Bea, Cissy, and Danny? What Likely Happened to Themp. 197
Working After Leaving the Stagep. 199
Indexp. 205
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