READ BOOK ☆ Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina - by Misty Copeland Charisse Jones #2020


  • Title: Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
  • Author: Misty Copeland Charisse Jones
  • ISBN: 9781476738000
  • Page: 350
  • Format: ebook

  • Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina By Misty Copeland Charisse Jones Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history making ballerina.In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after school community center, no one exDetermination meets dance in this memoir by the history making ballerina.In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after school community center, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged, and anxious thirteen year old to become one of America s most groundbreaking dancers A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.With an insider s passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life center stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world s most iconic ballets A sensational memoir as sensitive and clear eyed The Washington Post as her dancing, Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.
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    Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina By Misty Copeland Charisse Jones

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    Brina
    Life in Motion is the December 2016 group read in the group African American historical fiction As the winter is a captivating time of year to watch ballet, we read about Misty Copeland, the first African American soloist for the New York City Ballet in many years time Life in Motion, which she wrote with a collaborator, is her story of perseverance that lead her to become the ballerina she is today Misty Copeland was born in St Louis, the fourth of five children Her mother one day decided she h [...]

    Jennifer
    2.5 stars, really.i want to be very clear upfront i love LOVE misty copeland i think she is fierce, admirable and inspirational this review is not about her or her life this review is about the quality of the bookd the quality of the book for me was, unfortunately, not great i didn t find the writing particularly strong, and i found the structure of the telling erratic and repetitive so this is just such a shame i have found that when people of note pen their memoirs and sometimes they choose a [...]

    Amanda
    Misty Copeland made history in 2012 when she starred in Stravinsky s role of the Firebird in New York City as the first black soloist at ABT in than twenty years Her memoir is aptly named Misty was a shy and introspective girl who grew up in a very unstable home and had a tumultuous childhood Her family was constantly moving as her mother, a loving and well intending mother, moved from one troubled relationship to another The family often struggled economically Misty only discovers ballet in th [...]

    Michelle
    Wow Could not put this one down Fantastic and powerful story I am a white middle aged woman I ve never even had a dance class Not one Wasn t black, but I did grow up in a trailer park No dance lessons for me LOL Not to mention I haven t a coordinated bone in my entire, totally wrong shaped body But I grew up reading and rereading biographies of dancers that I found in my public library My favorite was Maria Tallchief what a story I read books about her over and over What a story this one will be [...]

    Michelle
    Ballet as an art form has its origins in Italy as far back as 1489 when Bergonzio di Botta presented the first ballet dinner in Tortone It wasn t until nearly 200 years later when it took root in France with the establishment of the first ballet academy, Academie Royale de Danse, founded by Louis XIV The very first professional female ballet dancer was Mlle La Fontaine in 1661 This classical art didn t make its way to America until the late 1700 s and it would be over 150 years after that before [...]

    C.R. Elliott
    Like some reviewers I was struck by the tone of Misty s narrative The way she talks about her skills is not particularly self effacing But I felt it was actually a positive aspect that she did not attempt to suggest that she is only one of many talented dancers who happened to luck out The fact that she told her story unapologetically was a large part of the book s charm because frankly, readers will decide if they are curious about her story or not And she does address critics a bit in the late [...]

    Andrea
    This book is subtitled An Unlikely Ballerina but after reading it I m not particularly convinced that the description really fits Misty Copeland She seems intent on convincing the reader that she is an unlikely candidate to be a star ballerina because she is black, because she started dancing late and because she comes from a disadvantaged background But this story line conflicts with the other dominant them in her autobiography, the one that insists on convincing us that she is phenomenally tal [...]

    Leslie Reese
    Misty Copeland took her first ballet class at a Boys and Girls Club in San Pedro, California at the age of 13 One of six children, she never knew her biological father before she was 20 years old Her family lived in a motel for many years Misty was a young African American girl who had never even seen a ballet performed, but she had incredible talent and strong passion to express herself fully as a ballerina By age 19 she was living across the country in New York City as a member of the American [...]

    Karolina
    I couldn t be happier to win this book in a giveaway I trained in and performed ballet seriously for ten years myself and now continue to enjoy it for fun Misty s memoir traces her unlikely path to becoming a soloist with the American Ballet Theater some argue the best ballet company in the US and one of the first African American women to do so She had unimaginable beginnings learning ballet at a Boys and Girls Club at the late age of thirteen along with an unstable childhood living in a motel [...]

    Katy Jane
    Conclusion At least she can be a prima donne, if not a prima ballerina Ohhh snap 1 She truly had to endure a lot of things as a child I respect her drive and her perseverance 2 There s a few things I didn t like, though She kind of put people down in tiny ways that just seemed rude She said that her drill teammates were fast , she called one girls performance forgettable, called ABT s white dancers frail, and I also didn t like that she kept saying brown girls I understand the things she had to [...]

    Tiffani
    The first ballet I saw was probably a production of The Nutcracker at the local community center in my hometown Since then I have been fascinated, intrigued, and completely mesmerized by dance There is something magical about men and woman flying through the air, and dancing on their tiptoes and telling a story without saying a word When I lived in New York I tried to see as many ballets as my time and money would afford Several years after leaving New York, attending a performance at Lincoln Ce [...]

    Diane
    I ve been on a ballet kick lately, and I picked up Misty Copeland s memoir to round out my reading Misty made headlines last year when she became the first African American woman to be a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre You might also recognize her from her kickass I Will What I Want commercial for Under Armour Misty had an itinerant childhood, moving whenever her mother changed boyfriends She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but moved to California when her mother left her fat [...]

    Donna Davis
    Book review Life in Motion by Misty CopelandMisty Copeland, star ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre, wants us to know that when she enters a stage, she thinks, This is for all the little brown girls And rightfully so She is the first Black ballerina to rise to this level of prominence in twenty years, and the first ever to star in The Firebird.I read this book free courtesy of Net Galley I approached it not as a fan of ballet, but as an avid reader of autobiographies and memoirs When I r [...]

    Claudia Turner
    I m so glad I read this finally I had it on my shelf for two years and when I picked it up I could barely put it down I read a couple reviews that said some things about her life that were totally wrong as if they didn t actually read the book or than the last 50 pages So I guess I ll add some details about her life that I think make this worthwhile Misty is tough, introspective, humble and thoughtful She has been through chaos and drama from L.A to NY, and a multitude of moves and manipulation [...]

    Whitney
    I m torn about whether or not I liked this book.On the one hand Misty Copeland s story is inspiring It s amazing what she went through before becoming currently the only African American soloist dancing with ABT Even as a ballet prodigy, her upbringing made it so that the odds were overwhelmingly stacked against her Not only did Misty overcome them, she never made an excuse to stop trying Like I said, inspiring.On the other hand I understand that she still currently works with ABT, but at times [...]

    Ashlee
    Misty Copeland has been a ballerina that I have admired for years for several reasons for being a great dancer, for breaking barriers and fighting discrimination of many kinds, for being one of the most successful ballerinas to bring ballet to a larger audience despite being often criticized for that She really is a unique figure in ballet Her auto biography was very interesting, and highlights the struggle that many children must make at a young age between family and their art or sport to reac [...]

    Taryn Pierson
    You should totally read this book by Misty Copeland, a barrier shattering African American classical ballerina, but even than that, you should type her name into YouTube and see for yourself what she can do Because she is ridiculously, insanely talented, and there s no way to fully comprehend the magnitude of it unless you see it with your own eyes And OH MY GOSH it has not been an easy climb to the top Breaking into the lily white world of professional ballet has been a struggle since Copeland [...]

    India Hill
    So I LOVED this book As someone who just moved to New York myself, I could connect to it on a personal level Misty Copeland s of rising up out of a difficult childhood situation to becoming the first African American Principal Dancer of an international company is inspiring There are so many incidences that had to happen for her to be where she is today This is an autobiography, but her journey is so interesting it almost reads as a fiction novel You turning the pages as if you don t already kno [...]

    LeighKramer
    I didn t know much about Misty Copeland before she was a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance last summer but I was quickly intrigued She offered fantastic critiques of the dancers, for one Reading her memoir made me even of a fan She s had quite the life but her determination and dedication are what s most notable I m glad she chose to address the racism she s encountered in the dance world and even glad she s broken the barriers she has, hopefully making it easier for other POC to follo [...]

    Lulu
    2.5 rounded up to 3 because of her significance I couldn t really connect with Misty in this memoir It s like a telling of the story of Misty and not Misty s story It just all seemed superficial to me, I wanted depth.

    Jenny (adultishbooks)
    I have been interested in ballet since I was 12 and after seeing A Ballerina s Life last weekend, I needed to read this.I am now obsessed with Misty Copeland.

    Sue
    Inspiring I think the writing could have been better though There were moments where transitions felt awkward or the style of her voice changed Also, it felt like a lot of things were summarized she touched on a lot of things but didn t go into great detail However, I m so glad her story is out there She has been through so much and worked so hard to accept achieve her dream 3.5 but bumped up to 4.

    pianogal
    This book was so uneven I really wish it would have been about the ballet instead of her bumpy family life Also, I REALLY really wish they would have hired a reader for the audio book who knew the difference between aUtistic and aRtistic The first time she said it, I thought, Oh that s a real accomplishment for that ballet director to be autisic, but when everyone was autistic, I realized she meant ARTistic Sigh Seriously, where was the editor on this She wasn t even close and she had Rs in oth [...]

    Julia
    On June 30, 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theatre s 75 year history after being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time the prior month.When I heard the news, I immediately ordered this book from the library, and read it straight through in an afternoon If I were still teaching, this book would enter the curriculum for biography memoir in middle school The style of writing is so warm and [...]

    Lauren Hopkins
    I loved thisMisty Copeland is a legend, going from a first ballet class at 13 to landing a spot at ABT only four years later and then becoming the company s first female African American principal in history Impossible, and yet she did it, all the while dealing with a torrential upbringing and hearing countless people telling her she didn t deserve to be there Her story is an inspiration, and even though I knew the outcome, I spent the first half of the book worried that she d never get to where [...]

    Jessie Potts
    So the whole of the book does not flow, the narration felt choppy and Misty jumps around in the timeline a lot.What I will say is the last chapter is beautiful and exactly how I feel Ballet should be brought to everyone, no matter race, income, or body type Misty Copeland may not be a writer, and some may say things about her dancing, but she is doing amazing things for ballet, and for that I respect her so much.

    Maya B
    this was a light and easy read Misty Copeland is definitely a person that beat the odds to be where she is today good insight into what its like to be a black ballerina so much to overcome and still a long way to go my only issue was some parts of the book were repetitive and rambling, but overall its a compelling story to read

    Asha
    I ve never seen Misty Copeland perform in person but, after reading her autobiography, I want to She s the second African American woman to be a soloist in the American Ballet Theatre and the first to become a principal When this particular book was written she had been a soloist and in 2015 she was made a principal Learning about her childhood was amazing It really goes to show you how helpful the Boys and Girls Club is for some kids she was provided with an excellent opportunity But she is als [...]

    Sleepless
    I m really stressed and I have a test tomorrow that I barely studied for so I ll try to make this review quick while still sharing my thoughts I ll admit it While I m a huge fan of all art, I ve never understood dance Music, theater, visual art, writing, and cinema all speak to me but, despite seeing a lot of ballet and modern, it s been rare for me to feel something, watching dance I also know ballet is a viscous career I was interesting in reading this because there s something incredibly hope [...]

    Books
    Before reading this memoir, I had no idea who Misty Copeland is Now I do In fact, not having ever had the desire to take ballet lessons or become a ballerina, I had no idea that the world of ballet favors white ballerinas Now I do Not knowing who Misty Copeland is, I was attracted to this book by its synopsis It is about an African American ballerina struggling against adversity That was enough to get me interested in reading it Moreover, she comes from an impoverished background which made me w [...]

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