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Classical

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    David Hallberg - Extended Interview

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    23 min

    Ballet star David Hallberg was the first American principal dancer to join the historically insular Bolshoi Theater in 2011. Jeffrey Brown talks to the dancer about his return to the Russian stage for the first time since an acid attack left Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin badly burned and nearly blind last January. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Der Ballettmeister: Erotische Novelle

    series LUST

    Unabridged

    31 min

    Heiß, verführerisch, aufwühlend:Für Balletttänzerin Anya bedeutet Tanz alles. Ihr Körper ist ein Instrument, das sie bis zur Perfektion meistert, und sie verliert nie die Kontrolle über sich selbst und ihren Körper. Bis sie eines heißen Sommers Bekanntschaft mit einem Ballettmeister aus New York macht, der sie vollkommen aus dem Gleichgewicht bringt... ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

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    The Distance Home

    Narrated by Rebecca Lowman ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 19 min

    MUST A CHILD'S PAST DEFINE THEIR FUTURE?'Luminous . . . heartbreaking . . . I haven’t read anything this good in a long time' Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry'Deeply involving . . . rich, shimmering, sensuous' Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit From the Goon SquadIn 1960s rural America two siblings grow up in a place of love and turmoil. Rene is the apple of her father’s ... Read more

    $20.81 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bringing ballet to the townships of South Africa

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    A sprawling township outside of South Africa's biggest city of Johannesburg has become synonymous with a continued struggle nearly two decades after the end of apartheid. But while many cultural divides still remain, some black South Africans are now turning to ballet, once reserved for wealthy whites. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Martin Seemungal has the story. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Balanchine Variations

    by Nancy Goldner ...
    Narrated by Celeste Lawson ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 36 min

    Artistic profile of one of the 20th century's great choreographers. The literature on Balanchine is vast, but it is primarily biographical. Balanchine Variations is the first book to concentrate on the ballets themselves, providing critical analysis and detailed descriptions of what the dancers actually do.Beginning with Apollo (1928), Balanchine's first extant work, and ending with one of his ... Read more

    $29.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mary's Last Dance

    The untold story of the wife of Mao's Last Dancer

    by Mary Li ...
    Narrated by Taylor Owynns ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 32 min

    'I can vividly remember the last steps of the last ballet, walking off the stage led by a mother and knowing the decision I had to make. That was my last dance.'Mary Li (ne� McKendry) is an international ballet star and a mother like no other. She became a household name when her husband Li Cunxin published his bestselling memoir, Mao's Last Dancer - but that book told only half the story.Growing ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Turning Pointe

    How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself

    by Chloe Angyal ...
    Narrated by Casey Holloway ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 51 min

    A reckoning with one of our most beloved art forms, whose past and present are shaped by gender, racial, and class inequities—and a look inside the fight for its futureEvery day, in dance studios all across America, legions of little children line up at the barre to take ballet class. This time in the studio shapes their lives, instilling lessons about gender, power, bodies, and their place in the ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ballet

    by Maja Plesner ...
    Narrated by Susanne Storm ...

    Unabridged

    9 min

    Har du prøvet at gå til ballet?Mange børn drømmer om at danse ballet. Det er en fed måde at bruge kroppen på, og du bliver stærk. Men du skal kunne lide at stå på en scene og kunne huske mange ting: smile, ranke ryggen, strække fødderne, danse de rigtige trin, smile ...Lyt med, og bliv klogere på ballettens verden. Maja Plesner er uddannet journalist og arbejder til dagligt med kommunikation og ... Read more

    $1.93 AUD

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    Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

    Narrated by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 20 min

    On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia’s most illustrious institutions into scandal.Under Vladimir Putin, the Bolshoi Theatre has been called on to preserve Russia’s lengthy artistic legacy and to mirror its neo-imperial ambitions. As ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Prima Donna

    by Karen Swan ...
    Narrated by Imogen Church ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 32 min

    Breaking the rules was what she liked best. That was her sport. Renegade, rebel, bad girl. Getting away with it.Pia Soto is the sexy and glamorous prima ballerina, the Brazilian bombshell who's shaking up the ballet world with her outrageous behaviour. She's wild and precocious, and she's a survivor. She's determined that no man will ever control her destiny. But ruthless financier Will Silk has ... Read more

    $28.38 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Come Back to Me (A Seal Island novel)

    A gripping love story from the author of THE ITALIAN VILLA

    Unabridged

    9 hours 42 min

    From the bestselling author of WATCH OVER ME, Daniela Sacerdoti's latest Seal Island novel is a romantic, moving and uplifting story of three different lives, connected by a thread.** Over 1 million copies sold of Daniela Sacerdoti's novels **When all seems lost...Matt - grief-stricken after his beloved wife's death, he arrives on Seal Island desperate to hide from the world.Grace - the island's ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ecstasy of Being, The: Mythology and Dance

    The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell

    Narrated by David de Vries ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 27 min

    Joseph Campbell's collected writings on dance and art, edited and introduced by Nancy Allison, CMA, the founder of Jean Erdman Dance, and including Campbell's unpublished manuscript "Mythology and Form in the Performing and Visual Arts," the book he was working on when he died.Dance was one of mythologist Joseph Campbell's wide-ranging passions. His wife, Jean Erdman, was a leading figure in ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Celestial Bodies

    How to Look at Ballet

    by Laura Jacobs ...
    Narrated by Tiffany Morgan ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 32 min

    A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of balletAs much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad -- in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the foreign familiar, providing a lively, ... Read more

    $38.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Apollo's Angels

    A History of Ballet

    Narrated by Kirsten Potter ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 27 min

    For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. A ballerina dancing The Sleeping Beauty today is a link in a long chain of dancers stretching back to sixteenth-century Italy and France: Her graceful movements recall a lost world of courts, kings, and aristocracy, but her steps and gestures are also ... Read more

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    The Ballerina Mindset

    How to Protect Your Mental Health While Striving for Excellence

    Narrated by Megan Fairchild ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours

    Learn how to thrive in intense, competitive environments with these secrets from one of America's premiere ballerinas--and get a sneak peek at what her life is really like.Ballet may look glamorous and effortless to audience members, but it requires grueling discipline. It's a competitive and physically and mentally demanding career that combines elite athleticism, artistry, and performance. Not ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Being a Ballerina

    The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life

    by Gavin Larsen ...
    Narrated by Lexi Mae ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours

    Inspiring, revealing, and deeply relatable, Being a Ballerina is a firsthand look at the realities of life as a professional ballet dancer. Through episodes from her own career, Gavin Larsen describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer's continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Serenade

    A Balanchine Story

    by Toni Bentley ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 30 min

    A ballerina tells the story of George Balanchine’s iconic masterpiece, Serenade, and what it is like to be one the young women who danced it, lived it, during his lifetime.At age seventeen, Toni Bentley was chosen by Balanchine, then in his final years, to join the New York City Ballet. From backstage and onstage, she carries us through both the serendipitous history and physical intricacies and ... Read more

    $26.21 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Swan Dive

    The Making of a Rogue Ballerina

    Narrated by Georgina Pazcoguin ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 11 min

    'Swan Dive is to ballet what Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential was to restaurants, a chance to go behind the serene front of house to the sweaty, foul-mouthed, psychofrenzy backstage.' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday TimesAward-winning New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, aka the Rogue Ballerina, gives readers a backstage tour of the real world of elite ballet – the gritty, hilarious, some ... Read more

    $22.70 AUD or free with audiobook trial