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Academy Method: Pointe Technique By Ken Ludden
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The International Teacher Certification Program of The Margot Fonteyn Academy of Ballet offers a complete education in all phases of training dancers, and preparing them for a professional life on... More > stage. The Pointe Technique book includes over 100 exercises designed by Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, and gives detailed information about the form, function, history and use of pointe shoes, and pointe technique. This book includes a detailed description of the pointe shoe itself, and lists the many different brands of shoes available. It gives a complete guide to proper fitting of pointe shoes, the preparation of the shoes before their first use, as well as preparatory exercises to ready a student for pointe work. This work is unique and thorough, designed to give its reader complete knowledge of the process of developing a classical fine artist of dance who will dance on pointe.< Less
My Margot By Ken Ludden
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Margot Fonteyn's closest friends don't appear in Daneman's detailed biography. Lita Legarda (a doctor) gets a one line mention. Angie Novello (Margot's Washington Hostess), Theodora Christon... More > (Margot's personal secretary) and Ken Ludden aren't mentioned at all. These were the people she trusted most, who kept her confidences and never spoke to the press. Everyone knew Margot differently. BQ, her mother, knew one Margot. Tito, her husband, knew another. Ludden, her circle's youngest by a large margin, knew yet another side of Margot: hence the title 'My Margot'. Ken shares that Margot--who taught him so much about ballet and life, and with whom he worked to plan ballet's future. Beyond Margot we learn about Ken's delightful relationship with BQ, a close friendship between a teenager and a woman of eighty. Ken also writes with unflinching honesty of the hostile relationship he had with Rudolf Nureyev, which developed over time into a grudging mutual respect and a shared grief when Margot died.< Less
My Margot By Ken Ludden
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Margot Fonteyn's closest friends don't appear in Daneman's detailed biography. Lita Legarda (a doctor) gets a one line mention. Angie Novello (Margot's Washington Hostess), Theodora Christon... More > (Margot's personal secretary) and Ken Ludden aren't mentioned at all. These were the people she trusted most, who kept her confidences and never spoke to the press. Everyone knew Margot differently. BQ, her mother, knew one Margot. Tito, her husband, knew another. Ludden, her circle's youngest by a large margin, knew yet another side of Margot: hence the title 'My Margot'. Ken shares that Margot--who taught him so much about ballet and life, and with whom he worked to plan ballet's future. Beyond Margot we learn about Ken's delightful relationship with BQ, a close friendship between a teenager and a woman of eighty. Ken also writes with unflinching honesty of the hostile relationship he had with Rudolf Nureyev, which developed over time into a grudging mutual respect and a shared grief when Margot died.< Less
Academy Method: Body Mechanics By Ken Ludden
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The Teacher Certification Program of the Academy Method is an integrated training program for teachers of the Academy Method approach to dance. It teaches the fundamental principles of movement as... More > they apply to classical theatrical dance, and were developed by Dame Margot Fonteyn and Ken Ludden over more than a decade. The Body Mechanics program is comprehensive training for the entire body, and is designed to be applied to any sport or activity that involves human movement. It gives a collection of 65 exercises developed over the last 460 years by the top professional dancers in the history of the Classical Ballet art form. Taken out of the context of classical dance, they instill in the body an absolute efficiency of movement, and allow for the maximization of every movement made. Whether you are an athlete, dancer, parent, office worker, stock boy, or waitperson, this program will help you be more effective and avoid injuries.< Less