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The Resource I was a dancer : a memoir, Jacques d'Amboise

I was a dancer : a memoir, Jacques d'Amboise

Label
I was a dancer : a memoir
Title
I was a dancer
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jacques d'Amboise
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this spirited memoir, Jacques d'Amboise, one of America's most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than three decades, tells the story of his life in dance, and of America's most renowned and admired dance companies. He writes of his mother dragging her son and daughter to ballet class. We see him, a neighborhood tough, on the streets, fighting with neighborhood gangs, and taking ten classes a week at the School of American Ballet; being taught by Balanchine and other great teachers. We meet Balanchine's succession of ballerina muses who inspired him to near-obsessive passion, dancers with whom d'Amboise partnered; of going to Hollywood and being offered a long-term contract at MGM; and of the moment when he realizes his dancing career is over and he begins a new life teaching children all over the world about the arts through the magic of dance.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.8028092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.D23
LC item number
A3 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
I was a dancer : a memoir, Jacques d'Amboise
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
xv, 439 pages
Isbn
9781400042340
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010045356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn719579165
  • (OCoLC)ocn712139162
Label
I was a dancer : a memoir, Jacques d'Amboise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
xv, 439 pages
Isbn
9781400042340
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010045356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn719579165
  • (OCoLC)ocn712139162

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