Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection

Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol

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.

  • ASIN: B008SBXCM6

Ballerina

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MSemis Kids Girls Sequins Camisole Irregular Tutu Dress Ballet Skirted Leotard Ballerina Performing Costume Pink 5-6

MSemis Kids Girls Sequins Camisole Irregular Tutu Dress

Set Include: 1Pc Ballet Dress Condition: New with tag Material: Polyester, Cotton, Tulle Color: Multicolor(as pictures show) Size: 2-10 /Tag #XS-XL (PLEASE do check the actual measurement to pick right size.) Size Chart:The suggested age and height is just for your reference. If your measurement is floating between two sizes, advise choosing the larger size. (Measurements shown in the size chart refer to item measurements, not body.) Tag No.-------Recommended Size for Kids-------Chest----------Waist------Shoulder to Crotch XS-------------2-------------------------20.5"/52cm------19.0"/48cm------16.0"/41cm S---------------4-------------------------21.0"/54cm------20.0"/50cm------17.0"/44cm M---------------6-------------------------22.0"/56cm------20.5"/52cm------18.0"/46cm L----------------8-------------------------23.0"/58cm------21.0"/54cm------19.0"/49cm XL-------------10------------------------24.5"/62cm------23.0"/58cm------20.5"/52cm XXL-----------12-----------------------27.0"/68cm------25.0"/64cm------21.0"/54cm Friendly Tips: The size is measured by hands, please allow minor error of measurement. Photo color might be a little different from the actual product due to color display of different monitors.

  • Color: Pink
  • Brand: MSemis
  • ASIN: B07999H41R
  • UPC: 763891362335

Ambesonne Contemporary Mug, Silhouette of Ballerina Performing on Abstract Backdrop Magic Dance Fine Arts, Printed Ceramic Coffee Mug Water Tea Drinks Cup, Multicolor

Ambesonne Contemporary Mug, Silhouette of Ballerina Performing on

These printed premium ceramic mugs are ideal for any beverage and any occasion! With 10's of thousands of original designs to choose from, you are certain to find the unique item you've been looking for. The perfect gift for your loved ones on that special day or these mugs can even be used as a home or office decoration. This ceramic coffee mug will not crack with extra hot coffee or iced tea. It features wrap-around art and a large C handle for comfort. Dishwasher and Microwave safe! Environmentally friendly, no dye substance harming health of your family. The colors on the cup won't fade thanks to new digital printing methods. It is a perfect gift idea for your husband, wife, best friend, mom, dad, sister, brother, grandma, teacher, colleague, neighbor and all other beloved ones with many of the fun and surprising designs. Customized, personalized products are very popular. As manufacturers of digital printed design products, we follow current trends and bring you the latest hot fashion products. Either a gift to your family or friend, relative or boyfriend girlfriend, or to yourself, the item should be interesting and authentic. The digital images we display have the most accurate color possible, however due to differences in computer monitors, we cannot be responsible for va...

  • Color: Multi 33
  • Brand: Ambesonne
  • ASIN: B07BK4VLXJ

Ambesonne Contemporary Piggy Bank, Silhouette of Ballerina Performing on Abstract Backdrop Magic Dance Fine Arts, Printed Ceramic Coin Bank Money Box for Cash Saving, Multicolor

Ambesonne Contemporary Piggy Bank, Silhouette of Ballerina Performing

These fun and original money saving banks will encourage everyone to save! With 10's of thousands of original designs to choose from, you are certain to find the unique item you've been looking for. The perfect gift for your loved ones on any occasion. These unique ceramic coin banks can even be used as a home or office decoration. Every home should have at least one! The colors on the box won't fade thanks to new digital printing methods. Environmentally friendly, no dye substance harming health of your family. It is a perfect gift idea for your husband, wife, best friend, mom, dad, sister, brother, grandma, teacher, colleague, neighbor and all other beloved ones with many of the fun and surprising designs. Customized, personalized products are very popular. As manufacturers of digital printed design products, we follow current trends and bring you the latest hot fashion products. Either a gift to your family or friend, relative or boyfriend girlfriend, or to yourself, the item should be interesting and authentic. The digital images we display have the most accurate color possible, however due to differences in computer monitors, we cannot be responsible for variations in color between the actual product and your screen.

  • Color: Multi 22
  • Brand: Ambesonne
  • ASIN: B07BK4SQQ1

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition

Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers

Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland.As the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field. Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate a complex relationship with her mother, while pursuing her ballet dreams. Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.

  • Brand: Aladdin
  • ASIN: 1481479792

Ambesonne Classic Fabric by The Yard, Dancing Silhouette of Ballerinas Woman Body Performing Dancers Modern Art Deco, Decorative Fabric for Upholstery and Home Accents, 1 Yard, Teal Seafoam

Ambesonne Classic Fabric by The Yard, Dancing Silhouette

Makeover and renew your home & furniture with this medium weight, waterproof, tight woven, high quality fabric. MEASUREMENTS: Each piece of fabric ordered is: 36 inches long (1 yard) and 58 inches wide. Every qty ordered will be CUT & PACKAGED SEPARATELY as 1 continuous yard of fabric each. Perfect for all home accents indoor and outdoor; window treatments (draperies curtains valances swags) duvet covers pillow shams tablecloths kitchen and table linens toss pillows slipcovers upholstery. Ideal for your arts and crafts projects. You can use our holiday themed fabrics for your seasonal decorations and even for family costumes! These unique designs match well with various colors. It's a quick and luxurious way to refresh and completely change the appearance of your home without a big expense. High resolution pictures bring a 3D like realistic experience to your life. It's not too thin or too thick. Adds real value and depth to your home decor. Will not endanger your health or environment. Only ECO FRIENDLY inks used. No chemicals used, No dye substance harming the health of you or your family. A perfect gift idea for your mom, dad, sister, brother, grandma, wife, husband and all other beloved and a perfect fit for your DIY projects! Colors won't fade thanks to new digital printing ...

  • Color: Multi 24
  • Brand: Ambesonne
  • ASIN: B07HWQWY4T

inlzdz Kids Girl Felicie Ruffles Dance Dress Movie Ballerina Leap Leotard Ballet Tutu Skirts Princess Costume Red 3-4

inlzdz Kids Girl Felicie Ruffles Dance Dress Movie

Set Include: 1Pc Ballet Dress Condition: New with tag Material: Polyester, Mesh Dress Length: Knee Length Tag No.---|---Recommended Size for Kids---|------Chest-----|------Waist-----|---Dress Length --100-----|----------12-18 Months---------|---21.0"/54cm---|---20.0"/50cm---|----20.0"/51cm- --110-----|--------------2-3--------------|---23.0"/58cm---|---21.0"/54cm---|----22.0"/56cm- --120-----|--------------3-4--------------|---24.5"/62cm---|---23.0"/58cm---|----24.0"/60cm- --130-----|--------------5-6--------------|---26.0"/66cm---|---24.5"/62cm---|----25.0"/64cm- --140-----|--------------7-8--------------|---27.0"/68cm---|---26.0"/66cm---|----27.0"/68cm-

  • Color: Red
  • Brand: inlzdz
  • ASIN: B07L3QR385

Angelina Ballerina: Ballet Dreams

Angelina Ballerina: Ballet

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A Ballerina's Tale

A Ballerina's

Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Get the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how she overcame outmoded ballet culture stereotypes and near career-ending injuries to become one of the most revered dancers of her generation. More than just a ballet success story, A BALLERINA S TALE is a hugely inspirational and universal tale of perseverance.

  • Brand: Ifc Independent Film
  • ASIN: B0188LQ7Y0
  • UPC: 030306944999
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