Raising the Barre

Raising the Barre

Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker

Book - 2015
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Describes how, after an abusive dancing instructor crushed her childhood dream of becoming a ballerina, the author resolved to reclaim her dancing talent in midlife and perform in a professional production of The Nutcracker.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition
ISBN: 9780738218311
0738218316
Branch Call Number: Performing Arts 792.8 Kes

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CMeyer123 May 12, 2016

Enjoyable read - for everyone, even if you are not a huge fan of the Nutcracker. Kessler made her dream of dancing in the Nutcracker - despite her middle age - a soul-searching, but fulfilling journey. Recommend it for all those who ever studied ballet, or enjoy attending a ballet. Maybe this ... Read More »


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CMeyer123 May 12, 2016

Enjoyable read - for everyone, even if you are not a huge fan of the Nutcracker. Kessler made her dream of dancing in the Nutcracker - despite her middle age - a soul-searching, but fulfilling journey. Recommend it for all those who ever studied ballet, or enjoy attending a ballet. Maybe this next holiday season, I'll go see the Nutcracker .... and bring my daughter.

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