"Fascinating, insightful and highly readable, this is a book to add to your collection." Dancing Times
A collection of practical, wise and candid advice from dancers and choreographers, Being a Dancer is a book for students, dancers and fans looking for the inside track on what it takes to make a career in dance.
Inside you'll find tips on training and auditioning, dealing with stage fright and injuries, how to get the best out of your body, hone your craft and cope with the highs and lows of a notoriously competitive industry.
Contributors include Carlos Acosta, Darcey Bussell, Arlene Phillips, Tamara Rojo, Matthew Bourne, Hofesh Shechter, Wayne McGregor, Stephen Mear, Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae, Jonathan Goddard, Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy, Tommy Franzen and Adam Garcia.
Read an extract from Being a Dancer in The Guardian.
"An invaluable resource for aspiring dancers, and a fascinating read for those of us who simply have an interest in dance." Everything Theatre
"Impressive... a down-to-earth, practical book of advice... well worth heeding." The Stage
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Read about what I learned from writing Being a Dancer on the Nick Hern Books blog