Why dance? / Sir Jon Trimmer and Roger Booth.Material type: BookPublisher: Raumati : Roger Booth, 2018Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781642556957; 1642556955.Subject(s): Trimmer, Jon -- Career in dance | Trimmer, Jon | Ballet dancers -- New Zealand -- Biography | Ballet dancing | Ballet dancers | Ballet dancing | Dance | New ZealandGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Biography. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 792.8092
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Sir Jon Trimmer is a Kapiti, Wellington, and New Zealand dance legend. His timespan and durability is unique in world ballet. This is his story. The first part follows Jon's journey through: the fledgling years of New Zealand Ballet with Poul Gnatt and Russell Kerr; his training in London's Royal Ballet School; his international performing with Sadler's Wells, Australian Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet; performing alongside Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev; and his long faithful vigil alongside his dancing wife Lady Jacqui with Royal New Zealand Ballet. In the second part of this book Jon has a whole quota of tips for new (and older) players in his dancing world: How did he leap so high? How on earth did his body keep up with such constant physical demands? How did he reinvent himself as a character performer?"--Publisher description.
"An autobiography of Sir Jon Trimmer. The book is in two parts. The first is a narrative of Sir Jon's career. In the second part he discusses aspects of dance and his career and has tips for aspiring dancers"--Publisher information.
Part A. It's ballet -- Foundation stuff -- Why dance? -- On the road -- New horizons -- Tripping the boards -- Weighing up the options -- Poul Gnatt's legacy -- Russell Kerr to the rescue -- Dancing with the stars -- Settling back home -- Royal Danish and Danish royals -- Hanging in -- Tomas rules -- Muktananda's influence -- Jon reinvents -- Overseas tours best -- 'Arise Sir Jon'
Part B. What's dancing all about? A career in ballet? -- Pas de deux -- Male variations -- The perfect ballerina -- Visualisation, focus and breathing -- Handling feedback -- Keeping fit and uninjured -- Character portrayal -- Applying make-up -- The place of mime -- Grabbing other performance opportunities -- Jon chills out -- Dancing for males -- Postscript