Dynamic Women Dancers
Dynamic Women Dancers
By Anne Dublin
Dancing to Change the World...
The women profiled here have become masters of their art, dancing and choreographing their way around the world. All of them have helped transform their style of dance, paving the way for the next generation. As you read about their lives, you will see that these women share a commitment to making a difference in the world of dance and beyond.
Anna Pavlova, one of history's greatest ballerinas, brought classical ballet to all corners of the globe. Geeta Chandran, a master of Indian Bharatanatyam, has used dance to protest violence against women. Judith Marcuse choreographs dances that explore such issues as teen suicide and the environment. Pearl Primus fought against racism, bringing Caribbean and African influence to modern dance. Their passion has left a lasting mark on the world.
About the Author
Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto. She has written two biographies for Second Story Press—June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything—as well as Dynamic Women Dancers, part of the Women’s Hall of Fame series, and two children’s historical fiction novels 44 Hours or Strike! and The Orphan Rescue.
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Release: March 1, 2009
6 x 9
Ages 9-13 / Grades 4-8
Guided Reading: Y
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Praise for Dynamic Women Dancers
"Readers can expect to find more than basic biographies... its short chapters and casual tone make it a good educational resource for young students." Dance Teacher Magazine
"Author Anne Dublin has chosen a nice diversity of women, from many different parts of the world and with many different styles of dance.... She also knows the vocabulary of dance, and includes definitions of the 'Forms of Dance,' as well as a glossary, in the back. Her lists of 'Sources & Resources' for each dancer are quite impressive... any child interested in dance from age nine up couldn’t help but be inspired by this book." - Wrapped in Foil
"What makes this book so interesting is the author's truly extensive research into the life of each dancer. the diversity of these dancers' lives offers something for any reader; one need not be a dancer or particularly interested in dance to benefit from the value this book offers." - Resource Links