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A Dance Through Time PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

A Dance Through Time

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101653566
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 925 Readers
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From Lynn Kurland, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nine Kingdom series. Scotland, 1311. James MacLeod was the most respected—and feared—laird in all of Scotland. He loved his men like brothers and his land with a passion. And he allowed no women to cross the threshold of his keep... New York City, 1996. With an indifferent fiance and a stalled writing career, Elizabeth Smith found passion and adventure only in the unpublished romance novels that she wrote. Until a Scottish hero began calling to her... Elizabeth longed for the man of her dreams. But she knew she was overworked when she began hearing his voice—when she was awake. To clear her mind, she took a walk in Gramercy Park. She dozed off on a bench—and woke up in a lush forest in forteenth-century Scotland. A forest surrounding the castle of James MacLeod, an arrogant and handsome lord with a very familiar voice. Elizabeth would turn his ordered world upside down and go where no woman had ever gone before: straight into his heart...

A Dance Through Time PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

A Dance Through Time

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101653566
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 756 Readers
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From Lynn Kurland, the New York Times bestselling author of the Nine Kingdom series. Scotland, 1311. James MacLeod was the most respected—and feared—laird in all of Scotland. He loved his men like brothers and his land with a passion. And he allowed no women to cross the threshold of his keep... New York City, 1996. With an indifferent fiance and a stalled writing career, Elizabeth Smith found passion and adventure only in the unpublished romance novels that she wrote. Until a Scottish hero began calling to her... Elizabeth longed for the man of her dreams. But she knew she was overworked when she began hearing his voice—when she was awake. To clear her mind, she took a walk in Gramercy Park. She dozed off on a bench—and woke up in a lush forest in forteenth-century Scotland. A forest surrounding the castle of James MacLeod, an arrogant and handsome lord with a very familiar voice. Elizabeth would turn his ordered world upside down and go where no woman had ever gone before: straight into his heart...

Preserving Dance Across Time and Space PDF Book By Lynn Matluck Brooks,Joellen A. Meglin

Preserving Dance Across Time and Space

  • Author: Lynn Matluck Brooks,Joellen A. Meglin
  • ISBN Code: : 1134906455
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 901 Readers
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Dance is the art least susceptible to preservation since its embodied, kinaesthetic nature has proven difficult to capture in notation and even in still or moving images. However, frameworks have been established and guidance made available for keeping dances, performances, and choreographers’ legacies alive so that the dancers of today and tomorrow can experience and learn from the dances and dancers of the past. In this volume, a range of voices address the issue of dance preservation through memory, artistic choice, interpretation, imagery and notation, as well as looking at relevant archives, legal structures, documentation and artefacts. The intertwining of dance preservation and creativity is a core theme discussed throughout this text, pointing to the essential continuity of dance history and dance innovation. The demands of preservation stretch across time, geographies, institutions and interpersonal connections, and this book focuses on the fascinating web that supports the fragile yet urgent effort to sustain our dancing heritage. The articles in this book were originally published in the journal Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts.

Powwow PDF Book By Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane

Powwow

  • Author: Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane
  • ISBN Code: : 1459812360
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Page : 88 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 855 Readers
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★ “Clearly organized and educational—an incredibly useful tool for both school and public libraries.” —School Library Journal, starred review Powwow is a celebration of Indigenous song and dance. Journey through the history of powwow culture in North America, from its origins to the thriving powwow culture of today. As a lifelong competitive powwow dancer, Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane is a guide to the protocols, regalia, songs, dances and even food you can find at powwows from coast to coast, as well as the important role they play in Indigenous culture and reconciliation.

Dreams Of Stardust PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Dreams Of Stardust

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1440627932
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 136 Readers
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At last, USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland delivers her newest time travel romance. In the 1200s, Amanda of Artane has one summer to choose from her suitors--and find love forever.

A Time to Dance PDF Book By Padma Venkatraman

A Time to Dance

  • Author: Padma Venkatraman
  • ISBN Code: : 0698158261
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 838 Readers
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Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit. Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.

Instructions for Dancing PDF Book By Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing

  • Author: Nicola Yoon
  • ISBN Code: : 0735271240
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 212 Readers
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#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with her eagerly anticipated third novel. With all the heart and hope of her last two books, this is an utterly unique romance. Evie Thomas doesn't believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually. As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything -- including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he's only just met. Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it's that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?

Another Chance to Dream PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Another Chance to Dream

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101658339
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 611 Readers
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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland presents a captivating medieval tale of chivalry and love in her de Piaget family series. With neither title nor land, Rhys could not win the hand of Gwennelyn of Segrave. But he would always have her heart. The two are kindred souls...Rhys, a knight with far too many notions of chivalry for his own good. And Gwen, a lover of minstral tales, waiting to be swept away. But Gwen is betrothed to another man, and Rhys fears he will lose her forever. Until a suprise offer comes his way—bringing Rhys and Gwen a second chance at love...

Dance of Thieves PDF Book By Mary E. Pearson

Dance of Thieves

  • Author: Mary E. Pearson
  • ISBN Code: : 1250159024
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 310 Readers
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A stunning new young adult adventure set in the kingdoms of the Remnant, by the author of the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles and the Jenna Fox Chronicles. A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations. A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power. Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen's premier guard. A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself. A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent. When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts. The Remnant Chronicles The Beauty of Darkness The Heart of Betrayal The Kiss of Deception Praise for Dance of Thieves: "Pearson is a gifted storyteller and spinner of eminently satisfying romances and fantasy. Fans will thrill at these newest protagonists, especially the women warriors, who are equal partners in the play for power." —Publishers Weekly "This novel has it all—romance, conflict, danger, and humor. A must-have for all fantasy YA shelves." — School Library Journal

A Garden In The Rain PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

A Garden In The Rain

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1440621624
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 984 Readers
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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland tells the story of Patrick MacLeod—the first MacLeod to discover the secrets of his ancestral land… Patrick MacLeod is haunted by his past, by events he had no control over and wishes desperately he could change. He hasn’t the heart for love, nor the time for rescuing maidens in distress of their own making. Until he sees a woman who touches his heart and stirs his soul…and makes him believe love might be possible again after all. For Madelyn Phillips, Scotland is the land of dreams, filled with magic, romance, and handsome Highland lords. Unfortunately, the reality of her dream vacation is no car, no luggage, and a pesky ex-fiancé determined to shadow her every move. She thinks her dreaming is in vain. Until she sees a man standing on a windswept moor, a Highlander full of secrets and longing, and knows she has seen her destiny. But the past isn’t through with either of them, and it will take all the love both of them possess to make their dreams come true…

I Was a Dancer PDF Book By Jacques D'Amboise

I Was a Dancer

  • Author: Jacques D'Amboise
  • ISBN Code: : 0307595234
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 120 Readers
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“Who am I? I’m a man; an American, a father, a teacher, but most of all, I am a person who knows how the arts can change lives, because they transformed mine. I was a dancer.” In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques d’Amboise, one of America’s most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than three decades, tells the extraordinary story of his life in dance, and of America’s most renowned and admired dance companies. He writes of his classical studies beginning at the age of eight at The School of American Ballet. At twelve he was asked to perform with Ballet Society; three years later he joined the New York City Ballet and made his European debut at London’s Covent Garden. As George Balanchine’s protégé, d’Amboise had more works choreographed on him by “the supreme Ballet Master” than any other dancer, among them Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; Episodes; A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream; Jewels; Raymonda Variations. He writes of his boyhood—born Joseph Ahearn—in Dedham, Massachusetts; his mother (“the Boss”) moving the family to New York City’s Washington Heights; dragging her son and daughter to ballet class (paying the teacher $7.50 from hats she made and sold on street corners, and with chickens she cooked stuffed with chestnuts); his mother changing the family name from Ahearn to her maiden name, d’Amboise (“It’s aristocratic. It has the ‘d’ apostrophe. It sounds better for the ballet, and it’s a better name”). We see him. a neighborhood tough, in Catholic schools being taught by the nuns; on the streets, fighting with neighborhood gangs, and taking ten classes a week at the School of American Ballet . . . being taught professional class by Balanchine and by other teachers of great legend: Anatole Oboukhoff, premier danseur of the Maryinsky; and Pierre Vladimiroff, Pavlova’s partner. D’Amboise writes about Balanchine’s succession of ballerina muses who inspired him to near-obsessive passion and led him to create extraordinary ballets, dancers with whom d’Amboise partnered—Maria Tallchief; Tanaquil LeClercq, a stick-skinny teenager who blossomed into an exquisite, witty, sophisticated “angel” with her “long limbs and dramatic, mysterious elegance . . .”; the iridescent Allegra Kent; Melissa Hayden; Suzanne Farrell, who Balanchine called his “alabaster princess,” her every fiber, every movement imbued with passion and energy; Kay Mazzo; Kyra Nichols (“She’s perfect,” Balanchine said. “Uncomplicated—like fresh water”); and Karin von Aroldingen, to whom Balanchine left most of his ballets. D’Amboise writes about dancing with and courting one of the company’s members, who became his wife for fifty-three years, and the four children they had . . . On going to Hollywood to make Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and being offered a long-term contract at MGM (“If you’re not careful,” Balanchine warned, “you will have sold your soul for seven years”) . . . On Jerome Robbins (“Jerry could be charming and complimentary, and then, five minutes later, attack, and crush your spirit—all to see how it would influence the dance movements”). D’Amboise writes of the moment when he realizes his dancing career is over and he begins a new life and new dream teaching children all over the world about the arts through the magic of dance. A riveting, magical book, as transformative as dancing itself.

The Traveller PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

The Traveller

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101989068
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 136 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 668 Readers
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A modern Manhattan woman finds herself in the arms of a medieval knight in this charming time travel romance novella featuring the de Piaget family—from the New York Times bestselling author of Stars In Your Eyes. Julianna Nelson often wishes a knight in shining armor could rescue her from her hectic New York life. But when she finds herself mysteriously transported from modern-day Gramercy Park to medieval Scotland, she may get more than she bargained for. Sir William de Piaget has vowed to reclaim his castle, but he’s also vowed to aid any damsel in distress. And when he comes across a lost and strangely clothed woman he is bound by honor to save her. As his grandsire used to say: chivalry is never convenient…but then, neither is true love! The Traveller previously appeared in the anthology A Knight’s Vow. This edition includes an exclusive teaser for Lynn Kurland’s upcoming novel, Stars In Your Eyes.

With Every Breath PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

With Every Breath

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1440639566
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 654 Readers
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**This is a Read Pink edition. In October 2010, Penguin Group (USA) launched a new initiative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October, we are pleased to continue the program with a donation of $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation(r) and are presenting eight beloved titles in special Read Pink(tm) editions: The Perfect Poison, by Amanda Quick The Border Lord's Bride, by Bertrice Small With Every Breath, by Lynn Kurland Danger in a Red Dress, by Christina Dodd Early Dawn, by Catherine Anderson The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, by Lauren Willig A Duke's Temptation, by Jillian Hunter Tribute, by Nora Roberts When medieval laird Robert Cameron pounds on Sunny Phillips's door, he isn't paying a social call. He's braved a trip onto enemy soil to fetch the MacLeod witch, a crone renowned for her healing powers. But the woman who opens her door to him is enchanting and young... and not from his century.

Roses in Moonlight PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Roses in Moonlight

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101599111
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 602 Readers
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From the author of Dreamspinner and A Dance Through Time... ESCAPING INTO THE PAST… Derrick Cameron, antiquities dealer and adventurer, is furious when the priceless piece of Elizabethan lace he's been pursuing slips right by him, in the improbable custody of a mousy textile historian! But he will retrieve it, even if it means dragging a very skeptical, albeit adorable, Samantha back in time with him. After all, he is used to living dangerously—in whatever century he finds himself. Conscientious Samantha Drummond never dreamed the package her British employer gave her would lead her into places an ordinary gal should never go—like Elizabethan England!—or throw her into the company of one extremely attractive, but highly suspect Highlander who not only thinks she's a thief, but insists on involving her in his mad schemes to retrieve his stolen treasure. CAN LEAD YOU STRAIGHT INTO YOUR FUTURE… Trapped first in Elizabethan England, then caught in a web of modern-day intrigues, Samantha and Derrick are forced into an unlikely alliance by peril, never imagining that what they're forging is a timeless love....

The More I See You PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

The More I See You

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101658320
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 517 Readers
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A wish upon a star transports the luckless-in-love Jessica Blakely back in time to the thirteenth century. But her desire for a fair and gallant knight yields the fearsome Richard De Galtres. And it will take her tender touch--and stubborn will--to pierce his armor-clad heart...

A Time for Love PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

A Time for Love

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101442751
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 624 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 938 Readers
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Two of the New York Times bestselling author's most dazzling paranormal romances, together for the first time. In Another Chance to Dream, Rhys, a knight with neither land nor title, cannot win the hand of Gwennelyn of Segrave, but he will always have her heart. Then Gwen is betrothed to another man, and Rhys fears he will lose her forever. Until a surprise offer comes his way-bringing Rhys and Gwen a second chance. In If I Had You, Robin de Piaget returns to Artane- and to Anne of Fenwyck, a bewitching young woman who leaves him breathless with longing. But there's treachery that endangers them. And as the past threatens their future, Anne and Robin realize they want nothing more than to have each other-for eternity.

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States PDF Book By Laura Lohman

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States

  • Author: Laura Lohman
  • ISBN Code: : 1000388956
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 228 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 771 Readers
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This book provides a practical introduction to researching and performing early Anglo-American secular music and dance with attention to their place in society. Supporting growing interest among scholars and performers spanning numerous disciplines, this book contributes quality new scholarship to spur further research on this overshadowed period of American music and dance. Organized in three parts, the chapters offer methodological and interpretative guidance and model varied approaches to contemporary scholarship. The first part introduces important bibliographic tools and models their use in focused examinations of individual objects of material musical culture. The second part illustrates methods of situating dance and its music in early American society as relevant to scholars working in multiple disciplines. The third part examines contemporary performance of early American music and dance from three distinct perspectives ranging from ethnomusicological fieldwork and phenomenology to the theatrical stage. Dedicated to scholar Kate Van Winkle Keller, this volume builds on her legacy of foundational contributions to the study of early American secular music, dance, and society. It provides an essential resource for all those researching and performing music and dance from the revolutionary era through the early nineteenth century.

Swing Time PDF Book By Zadie Smith

Swing Time

  • Author: Zadie Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 0143196375
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 969 Readers
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A New York Times bestseller Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for Fiction 2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from northwest London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from northwest London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.

When Langston Dances PDF Book By Kaija Langley

When Langston Dances

  • Author: Kaija Langley
  • ISBN Code: : 1534485201
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 40 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 754 Readers
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A young Black boy dreams of dancing in this exuberant, buoyant picture book celebrating the beauty of dance, and the wonder of Black Boy Joy—perfect for fans of Firebird and Crown! Langston likes basketball okay, but what he loves is to dance—ever since he saw the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform. He longs to twirl into a pirouette, whirl into a piqué. He wants to arabesque and attitude, grand battement and grand jeté. When he walks, the whole street is his stage. With his neighborhood cheering him on, will Langston achieve his dream?

History of Dance PDF Book By Gayle Kassing

History of Dance

  • Author: Gayle Kassing
  • ISBN Code: : 1492586420
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 162 Readers
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History of Dance, Second Edition, offers readers a panoramic view of dance from prehistory to the present. The text covers the dance forms, designs, artists, costumes, performing spaces, and accompaniments throughout the centuries and around the globe. Its investigative approach engages students in assignments and web projects that reinforce the learning from the text, and its ancillaries for both teachers and students make it easy for students to perceive, create, and respond to the history of dance. New to This Edition History of Dance retains its strong foundations from the first edition while adding these new and improved features: • An instructor guide with media literacy assignments, teaching tips, strategies for finding historical videos, and more • A test bank with hundreds of questions for creating tests and quizzes • A presentation package with hundreds of slides that present key points and graphics • A web resource with activities, extensions of chapter content, annotated links to useful websites, and study aids • Developing a Deeper Perspective assignments that encourage students to use visual or aesthetic scanning, learn and perform period dances, observe and write performance reports, develop research projects and WebQuests (Internet-based research projects), and participate in other learning activities • Experiential learning activities that help students dig deeper into the history of dance, dancers, and significant dance works and literature • Eye-catching full-color interior that adds visual appeal and brings the content to life Also new to this edition is a chapter entitled “Global Interactions: 2000–2016,” which examines dance in the 21st century. Resources and Activities The web resources and experiential learning activities promote student-centered learning and help students develop critical thinking and investigative skills.Teachers can use the experiential learning activities as extended projects to help apply the information and to use technology to make the history of dance more meaningful. Three Parts History of Dance is presented in three parts. Part I covers early dance history, beginning with prehistoric times and moving through ancient civilizations in Greece, Crete, Egypt, and Rome and up to the Renaissance. Part II explores dance from the Renaissance to the 20th century, including a chapter on dance in the United States from the 17th through 19th centuries. Part III unfolds the evolution of American dance from the 20th century to the present, examining imported influences, emerging modern dance and ballet, and new directions for both American ballet and modern dance. Chapters Each chapter focuses on the dancers and choreographers, the dances, and significant dance works and literature from the time period. Students will learn how dance design has changed through the ages and how new dance genres, forms, and styles have emerged and continue to emerge. The chapters also include special features, such as History Highlight sidebars and Time Capsule charts, to help students place dancers, events, and facts in their proper context and perspective. Vocabulary words appear at the end of each chapter, as do questions that prompt review of the chapter’s important information. The text is reader-friendly and current, and it is supported by the national standards in dance, arts education, social studies, and technology education. Through History of Dance, students will acquire a well-rounded view of dance from the dawn of time to the present day. This influential text offers students a foundation for understanding and a springboard for studying dance in the 21st century.

Choreographing Difference PDF Book By Ann Cooper Albright

Choreographing Difference

  • Author: Ann Cooper Albright
  • ISBN Code: : 9780819569912
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Page : 244 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 428 Readers
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The choreographies of Bill T. Jones, Cleveland Ballet Dancing Wheels, Zab Maboungou, David Dorfman, Marie Chouinard, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and others, have helped establish dance as a crucial discourse of the 90s. These dancers, Ann Cooper Albright argues, are asking the audience to see the body as a source of cultural identity — a physical presence that moves with and through its gendered, racial, and social meanings. Through her articulate and nuanced analysis of contemporary choreography, Albright shows how the dancing body shifts conventions of representation and provides a critical example of the dialectical relationship between cultures and the bodies that inhabit them. As a dancer, feminist, and philosopher, Albright turns to the material experience of bodies, not just the body as a figure or metaphor, to understand how cultural representation becomes embedded in the body. In arguing for the intelligence of bodies, Choreographing Difference is itself a testimonial, giving voice to some important political, moral, and artistic questions of our time. Ebook Edition Note: All images have been redacted.

If I Had You PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

If I Had You

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101658312
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 353 Readers
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In her captivating new novel, bestselling author Lynn Kurland paints a magnificent portrait of 13th-century England--with the passionate tale of a woman crippled by the past and a man destined to future greatness....

Waltzing Through Europe: Attitudes towards Couple Dances in the Long Nineteenth-Century PDF Book By Egil Bakka,Theresa Jill Buckland,Helena Saarikoski ,Anne von Bibra Wharton

Waltzing Through Europe: Attitudes towards Couple Dances in the Long Nineteenth-Century

  • Author: Egil Bakka,Theresa Jill Buckland,Helena Saarikoski ,Anne von Bibra Wharton
  • ISBN Code: : 1783747358
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Page : 494 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 159 Readers
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From ‘folk devils’ to ballroom dancers, Waltzing Through Europe explores the changing reception of fashionable couple dances in Europe from the eighteenth century onwards. A refreshing intervention in dance studies, this book brings together elements of historiography, cultural memory, folklore, and dance across comparatively narrow but markedly heterogeneous localities. Rooted in investigations of often newly discovered primary sources, the essays afford many opportunities to compare sociocultural and political reactions to the arrival and practice of popular rotating couple dances, such as the Waltz and the Polka. Leading contributors provide a transnational and affective lens onto strikingly diverse topics, ranging from the evolution of romantic couple dances in Croatia, and Strauss’s visits to Hamburg and Altona in the 1830s, to dance as a tool of cultural preservation and expression in twentieth-century Finland. Waltzing Through Europe creates openings for fresh collaborations in dance historiography and cultural history across fields and genres. It is essential reading for researchers of dance in central and northern Europe, while also appealing to the general reader who wants to learn more about the vibrant histories of these familiar dance forms.

Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband PDF Book By Melissa Mayhue

Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband

  • Author: Melissa Mayhue
  • ISBN Code: : 1416545204
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 150 Readers
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Ancient magic sends a modern woman on a passionate adventure to the 13th-century Scottish Highlands in this enchanting time travel romance perfect for fans of Outlander. Scotland, 1272. Connor MacKiernan, a descendant of the Fae Prince, is a warrior who lives only for honor and duty. Though he’s vowed never to marry, that’s exactly what he must do to save his sister. Enter a little Faerie magic, and the search for a bride is on. Denver, 2007. Caitlyn Coryell is having a really bad day—she just discovered that her fiancé is cheating on her, marrying her only for her family’s money and influence. Imagine her surprise when she puts on an antique pendant and Connor suddenly appears in her bedroom, begging for her help. He offers an outrageous adventure: travel to his time, marry him for a short time, and return home. But nothing goes as planned. Cate’s trapped in the 13th century, the wedding’s delayed, and someone’s trying to kill her. And in the middle of all this, she realizes that she’s falling in love with a man who can only be her husband for thirty nights. It will take more than the magic of the Fae to help them now. It will require the most powerful magic of all—the magic of true love.

Till There Was You PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Till There Was You

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101046554
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 550 Readers
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Zachary Smith is finished with high-maintenance women, impossible clients, and paranormal adventures. But when he walks through a doorway into a different century- and meets Mary de Piaget-he knows his life isn't going to turn out quite the way he planned.

Spellweaver PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Spellweaver

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101478365
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 653 Readers
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The New York Times bestselling author returns to the Nine Kingdoms for another spellbinding story of magical romance. Ruith had long managed to ignore the magic in his veins, until aiding Sarah with her ill-fated quest forced him into places where his heritage was impossible to deny. Faced with an ever-increasing number of enemies who covet his power, Ruith must accept his birthright and gather his father's spells together so he can destroy them-or turn away and allow his father's evil to overcome the Nine Kingdoms. Now, Ruith and Sarah must rely on each other more than ever-for everything they value is at risk: the Nine Kingdoms, their lives...and their hearts.

The Movie Musical! PDF Book By Jeanine Basinger

The Movie Musical!

  • Author: Jeanine Basinger
  • ISBN Code: : 1101874074
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Page : 656 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 387 Readers
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Irresistible and authoritative, The Movie Musical! is an in-depth look at the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals, beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white--an essential text for anyone who's ever laughed, cried, or sung along at the movies. Leading film historian Jeanine Basinger reveals, with her trademark wit and zest, the whole story of the Hollywood musical--in the most telling, most incisive, most detailed, most gorgeously illustrated book of her long and remarkable career. From Fred Astaire, whom she adores, to La La Land, which she deplores, Basinger examines a dazzling array of stars, strategies, talents, and innovations in the history of musical cinema. Whether analyzing a classic Gene Kelly routine, relishing a Nelson-Jeanette operetta, or touting a dynamic hip hop number (in the underrated Idlewild), she is a canny and charismatic guide to the many ways that song and dance have been seen--and heard--on film. With extensive portraits of everyone from Al Jolson, the Jazz Singer; to Doris Day, whose iconic sunniness has overshadowed her dramatic talents; from Deanna Durbin, that lovable teen-star of the '30s and '40s; to Shirley T. and Judy G.; from Bing to Frank to Elvis; from Ann Miller to Ann-Margret; from Disney to Chicago . . . focusing on many beloved, iconic films (Top Hat; Singin' in the Rain; Meet Me in St. Louis; The Sound of Music) as well as unduly obscure gems (Eddie Cantor's Whoopee!; Murder at the Vanities; Sun Valley Serenade; One from the Heart), this book is astute, informative, and pure pleasure to read.

Star of the Morning PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Star of the Morning

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101445807
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 502 Readers
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Neroche's kingdom is threatened by the darkness of an evil Black Mage- and all hope lies in the legend of two magical swords. Miach, the archmage of Neroche, carries one. And he's found a Wielder for the other in Morgan, a young woman and feared mercenary herself. Now, Miach must choose between endangering the woman who has captured his heart, and defending the kingdom he's sworn to protect.

Ever My Love PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Ever My Love

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 0698404351
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 927 Readers
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Two people are caught up in love—and in time—in the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Stars in Your Eyes. In search of a fresh start, Emma Baxter has traveled to Scotland to try to forget her rocky love life. Luckily, the gorgeous Highlander who owns the house up the path from her rental cottage might be exactly the kind of distraction she needs. But there’s more to his intriguing qualities than she can explain—although she certainly isn’t buying into the local legends of Highland magic. Nathaniel MacLeod is a man adrift, all thanks to the unwanted gift that forces him to continually jump between centuries. He never knows if he’ll wind up in the present day or the fourteenth century, but when Emma follows him back through time, he suddenly has more to worry about than keeping his separate lives straight... Someone has started to notice Nathaniel’s travels and now, no time period is safe, for him or for Emma.

The Dancer and the Devil PDF Book By John E. O'Neill,Sarah C. Wynne

The Dancer and the Devil

  • Author: John E. O'Neill,Sarah C. Wynne
  • ISBN Code: : 1684512832
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 875 Readers
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Communism must kill what it cannot control. So for a century, it has killed artists, writers, musicians, and even dancers. It kills them secretly, using bioweapons and poison to escape accountability. Among its victims was Anna Pavlova, history’s greatest dancer, who was said to have God-given wings and feet that never touched the ground. But she defied Stalin, and for that she had to die. Her sudden death in Paris in 1931 was a mystery until now. The Dancer and the Devil traces Marxism’s century-long fascination with bioweapons, from the Soviets’ leak of pneumonic plague in 1939 that nearly killed Stalin to leaks of anthrax at Kiev in 1972 and Yekaterinburg in 1979; from the leak of a flu in northeast China in 1977 that killed millions to the catastrophic COVID-19 leak from biolabs in Wuhan, China. Marxism’s dark past must not be a parent to the world’s dark future. COMMUNIST CHINA PLAYED WITH FIRE AND THE WORLD IS BURNING Nearly ten million people have died so far from the mysterious Covid-19 virus. These dead follow a long line of thousands of other brave souls stretching back nearly a century who also suffered mysterious “natural” deaths, including dancers, writers, saints and heroes. These honored dead should not be forgotten by amnesiac government trying to avoid inconvenient truth. The dead and those who remember and loved them deserve answers to two great questions. How? Why? The Dancer and the Devil answers these questions. It tracks a century of Soviet and then Chinese Communist poisons and bioweapons through their development and intentional use on talented artists and heroes like Anna Pavlova, Maxim Gorky, Raoul Wallenberg and Alexis Navalny. It then tracks leaks of bioweapons beginning in Saratov, Russia in 1939 and Soviet Yekaterinburg in 1979 through Chinese leaks concluding in the recent concealed leak of the manufactured bioweapon Covid-19 from the military lab in Wuhan, China. Stalin, Putin, and Xi, perpetrators of these vast crimes against humanity itself, should not be allowed to escape responsibility. This book assembles the facts on these cowardly murderers, calling them to account for their heartless crimes against man concluding in Covid-19.

Anthony Powell PDF Book By Hilary Spurling

Anthony Powell

  • Author: Hilary Spurling
  • ISBN Code: : 0241256550
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 528 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 857 Readers
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'A landmark biography' The Times, Books of the Year The long-awaited portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's greatest biographers Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the Music of Time, an undisputed classic of English literature. Spanning twelve spectacular volumes and written over twenty-five years, his comic masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, capturing twentieth century Britain through war and peace. Drawing on Powell's letters and journals, and the memories of those who knew him, Hilary Spurling explores his life. Investigating the friends, relations, lovers, acquaintances, fools and geniuses who surrounded him, she reveals the comical and tragic events that inspired one of the greatest fictions of the age. * Discover Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time series, available in paperback and e-book from Arrow.

Stardust of Yesterday PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Stardust of Yesterday

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101653558
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 541 Readers
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A young woman inherits a castle—along with a ghost who tries to scare her away. Her biggest fear, however, is falling in love with him.

A Dance Through All Eternity PDF Book By Stephen Roth

A Dance Through All Eternity

  • Author: Stephen Roth
  • ISBN Code: : 1640794018
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Page : 94 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 401 Readers
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Call it the fear of the unknown, the fear of missing out, or the fear of failing-everyone in some way views the concept in time as daunting, restricting, or perhaps with some curiosity. Trending television shows such as DC Legends of Tomorrow, Flash, along with older ones like Lost and Doctor Who, promote the deconstruction of time and how it exists in the minuscule view humans have. A common experience one has is when they are young time seems to appear never-ending; however, as they get older, time seems to fly by. When did time, which once seemed to hold all life's promises, turn into cruel master, stealing bits of us until we are nothing but a mere memory of others? Is man nothing but dust in the wind, or mere puppets, actors on the stage of time? Is there something more? There is nothing left to ponder as this book spells out the answers everyone needs to hear. Allow yourself to be introduced to the eternal dance. It is in the eternal dance between a Father, his Son, and the Spirit that mankind can find their purpose and meaning in life. Join in the setting of the stage, meet the dancers, put on your dancing shoes, and learn the steps until you too are dancing in time.

My Heart Stood Still PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

My Heart Stood Still

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1440673624
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 400 Readers
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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland captures the haunting beauty of England—past and present—and the exquisite tenderness of timeless love in this novel in the MacLeod series... In a bleak, landlocked keep on the English moors, Iolanthe MacLeod dreams of the sea—and of a darkly handsome man to come rescue her. Centuries have passed and she feels she has waited in vain...until now. Thomas McKinnon is used to attaining impossible heights, both in business and in the mountains he loves. But when the chance to restore a twelfth century castle comes his way, he gamely takes hammer in hand and crosses the Atlantic, expecting to find nothing more interesting inside his new home than cobwebs and weeds. But in that ancient, crumbling castle, the fierce, restless spirit of a medieval Scottish woman lives on—a woman so haunting that he would do anything, go anywhere, risk everything to make her his forever...

A Tapestry of Spells PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

A Tapestry of Spells

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101195517
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 415 Readers
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The compelling start of a new fantasy romance trilogy set in the world of the Nine Kingdoms, from New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland Return to the world of the Nine Kingdoms with New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland as a new evil, and a new passion, emerges. Sarah's brother has embraced the dark arts, vowing to destroy the Nine Kingdoms, and she doesn't have the power to stop him. Now she must risk everything to thwart his plans, even though she fears the quest will reveal the secret she's kept all her life. After seeing his entire family slain by magic, Ruithneadh swore never to use his power again. But when Sarah pleads for his help, he's thrust back into a life of enchantments and peril, and a quest capable of unraveling the entire fabric of the Nine Kingdoms.

One Enchanted Evening PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

One Enchanted Evening

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1101187069
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 698 Readers
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Time-travel romances have made Lynn Kurland a bestseller in the here-and-now. A duty-bound knight has taken on the task of rebuilding the most dilapidated castle in all of England. A costume designer gets her chance to shine by showcasing her fairy- tale designs at an upscale party in an authentic medieval castle. And the magic that whispers along the castle's hallways is about to orchestrate an improbable happily-ever-after.

A Feast for Crows PDF Book By George R. R. Martin

A Feast for Crows

  • Author: George R. R. Martin
  • ISBN Code: : 0553900323
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Page : 784 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 591 Readers
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A FEAST FOR CROWS It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors.

Much Ado In the Moonlight PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Much Ado In the Moonlight

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 1440622566
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 106 Readers
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Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland “consistently delivers the kind of stories readers dream about.”* Now, she pens a wonderfully romantic tale about an eight-hundred-year-old ghost and the modern woman who turns his plans for a peaceful afterlife upside down… When Victoria McKinnon’s brother offers to finance her production of Hamlet, she leaps at the chance. She can’t imagine anything better than staging Shakespeare’s masterpiece in an honest-to-goodness English castle. There’s just one problem: the place is haunted by a grumpy, gorgeous Highland warrior who’s furious that anyone dares to invade his home. Connor MacDougal has no intention of relinquishing his authority over Thorpewold castle to anyone, let alone a McKinnon. But when he catches a glimpse of the beautiful intruder, suddenly he can’t help but wonder why it’s taken eight hundred years into his afterlife to find the love of a lifetime… *The Oakland Press

Bunheads PDF Book By Misty Copeland

Bunheads

  • Author: Misty Copeland
  • ISBN Code: : 0399547657
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 364 Readers
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Instant New York Times bestselling series opener inspired by prima ballerina and author Misty Copeland's own early experiences in ballet. From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppélia--a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life. Misty is so captivated by the tale and its heroine, Swanilda, she decides to audition for the role. But she's never danced ballet before; in fact, this is the very first day of her very first dance class! Though Misty is excited, she's also nervous. But as she learns from her fellow bunheads, she makes wonderful friends who encourage her to do her very best. Misty's nerves quickly fall away, and with a little teamwork, the bunheads put on a show to remember. Featuring the stunning artwork of newcomer Setor Fiadzigbey, Bunheads is an inspiring tale for anyone looking for the courage to try something new.

Princess of the Sword PDF Book By Lynn Kurland

Princess of the Sword

  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • ISBN Code: : 110101461X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 740 Readers
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The Nine Kingdoms Trilogy now explodes in the fiercest battle yet as the fate of a kingdom lies with a man and woman bound by love, magic, and a legendary—and perilous—sword. When darkness falls... As the mercenary daughter of Gair, the black mage of Ceangail, Morgan is the only one who can stop the terrible sorcery her father unleashed. To do so, she must race against time and find the spell that will allow her to close the well of evil he opened. But that quest will lead her to places she never dreamed existed and into a darkness she would give anything to avoid. The magic rises. With the fate of Neroche intertwined with the closing of Gair’s well, the archmage Miach must help Morgan find what she needs, not only because the safety of the Nine Kingdoms hangs in the balance, but because he will do anything to protect her. Now, as they search out the mysteries of Ceangail—and the dangers of Morgan’s own bloodline—Morgan and Miach have only each other to trust, heart and soul…