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Why Dance?

Why Dance?
   

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 tra... read full description below.

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ISBN 936565
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781642556957
Published 1 July 2018 by NZ / SP Author Self Published
Author(s) By Trimmer, Sir Jon
By Booth, Roger
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ISBN-13 936565
ISBN-10
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
Publication Date 1 July 2018
Publication Country
Format Not specified
Author(s) By Trimmer, Sir Jon
By Booth, Roger
Category The Arts
Performing Arts
Dance
Ballet
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code Not specified
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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
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"There have definitely been some highlights, some happy memories, and early on some key career decisions."

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?

"I'm hoping that some of the sections may be useful, especially for dance performers of the future".

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