Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012
What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain goes down ?
The grit and the glamour : your backstage pass into ballet.
It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a ballet teacher, dancer, student or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something inspirational about reading how the professionals do it.
What is it really like working inside a company, and what does it take to get there ? Perhaps the professionals have a trick to do with wearing pointe shoes, or a way of handling nerves. Cupcakes & Conversation brings together a gripping selection of interviews with professional dancers from companies around the world so that you can gain valuable, unique insights into their working lives.
Cupcakes & Conversation presents inquisitive, surprising, funny, insightful and above all helpful ideas, thoughts & advice directly from successful professional dancers from ballet companies around the world including The Royal Ballet, The Hong Kong Ballet, English National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, South African Ballet Theatre, Northern Ballet, Scottish Ballet and American Ballet Theatre to name a few.
Brought to you by the author of the world-renowned, professionally written website Ballet News, this book gives you a backstage pass into the lives of ballet dancers – the grit and the glamour – giving you a unique insight into what it takes to become the best you can be.
You’ll find the answers to these questions and many, many more with Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation…. Professional ballet dancers from companies all around the world reveal what it’s like to be in their world; how they cope with the pressures, what they eat, what they do to their pointe shoes, what they find challenging to dance and what they’d like to be doing this time next year.
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This Christmas 2011 edition of the famous Cupcakes & Conversation series of interviews with professional ballet dancers will take you into their world. It’s a glimpse backstage, where all the hard work and long hours in the rehearsal studio take place, where pointe shoes are prepared and dreams are made! Ballet dancers in companies around the world talk to me about their careers, their hopes for the future and their experiences. They have lots of tips and advice to pass on !