Ballerina : sex, scandal, and suffering behind the symbol of perfection
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Vancouver, BC : Greystone Books, 2012.
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Book
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9781926812663 (cloth) :, 1926812662 (cloth)
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ix, 254 pages, [22] pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
Vancouver, BC : Greystone Books, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781926812663 (cloth) :, 1926812662 (cloth)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-244) and index.
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Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection? the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century-- who often led double lives as concubines-- through the poverty of the corps de ballet dancers in the 1800's and the anorexic and bulimic ballerinas of George Balanchine, starvation and exploitation have plagued ballerinas throughout history. Using the stories of great dancers such as Anna Pavlova, Isadora Duncan, Suzanne Farrell, Gelsey Kirkland, and Evelyn Hart, Deirdre Kelly exposes the true rigors for women in ballet. She rounds her critique with examples of how the world of ballet is slowly evolving for the better. But to ensure that this most graceful of dance forms survives into the future, she says that the time has come to rethink ballet, to position the ballerina at its center and accord her the respect she deserves.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kelly, D. (2012). Ballerina: sex, scandal, and suffering behind the symbol of perfection . Greystone Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kelly, Deirdre, 1960-. 2012. Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection. Greystone Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kelly, Deirdre, 1960-. Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection Greystone Books, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kelly, Deirdre. Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection Greystone Books, 2012.

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