Here’s what I got at The Strand:
The Pointe Book second edition, shoes, training, and technique by Janice Barringer and Sarah Schlesinger
Rori of roriroars recommended it when I was pointe shoe shopping, and four eyed ballerina did a write up, so I was specifically looking for this one. And there it was, bam!
Dance Is A Contact Sport by Joseph H. Mazo
Subtitle reads, “A season with the New York City Ballet- How the company works, from the corps de ballet to Balanchine and Robbins”
The season in question is 1973, and it’s one of those journalist-imbedded-with-the-dancers type books. Kinda gossipy, intimate, it’ll be a fun read.
How To Dance Forever by Daniel Nagrin
Subtitle on this one is, “Surviving Against The Odds. Tricks, tips, and philosophies that will help both the student and the professional dancer vault the 40-year barrier and live a long life in dance. A dance legend writes about diet, sex, dangers, healers, treatments, making a living, and, most important, the heart-mind of a dancer who survives.”
Phew! That is quite a subtitle, amiright?!
This one was published in 1988 and looks so woo-woo that I couldn’t resist.