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Karen Kain: Movement Never Lies Paperback – Aug 12 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (Aug. 12 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771045751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771045752
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #322,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Karen Kain is an internationally renowned ballerina who became Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Canada in 1970. During her career, she has performed as a guest artist with most of the world’s best-known ballet companies, and has received many distinguished awards and honors. She has also been involved in several major film and television productions. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada and holds honorary degrees from the University of Toronto along with York, McMaster and Trent Universities. Karen Kain is the Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HappyGal on Feb. 13 1999
Format: Paperback
Anyone interested in a career in the dance world, or the performing arts, should read this book. Written with honesty, insight, and passion, Movement Never Lies goes beyond the day-to-day specifics, the newspaper criticisms, and the backstage politics of a company. "Movement" reveals what happens when a great artist faces the inevitable conflicts of career demands, the impetus for self-fulfillment, the continuing search for artistic growth, family obligations and family aspirations. All these struggles are shown in the context of her own life, and in relation to the ballet company and the society around her. Reading this book is sometimes like listening to an old friend talk, and I found it hard to put the book down.
The only thing which is missing, is a contact address where the reader could order videos of her various television performances.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22 2000
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book and being a Canadian it's interesting to hear about how she grew up in Ontario. I thought it was good, and was very well written. response to the person who said she was stucvk up i met her to and while she waws getting mobbed walking down a hallway by kids she stopped to sign each and every one of there pointe shoes or paper and even let me take her picture so it was probably that she was just having a bad day. but the book displays her well .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erin C on May 4 2001
Format: Paperback
I saved every penny I came across for 3 months to buy this book when I was in high-school; it was worth it! It is an amazing book that outlines the life of Karen Kain, in my opinion the best ballerina in Canada, and the trials and tribulations that she went through in her everyday life. It is very well written; it never provides a dull moment. I would read it again and again. I would recommend this book to any dancer or anyone interested in dance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 26 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is a wonderful autobiography of one of Canada's brightest stars. Ms. Kain openly and honestly relays the story of her rise to fame. She is candid and full of humility. Clearly, Ms. Kain is well aware of the alignment of the stars the night she took to the stage in her first principal role and she is as gracious, lovely and endearing today as she was being christened in Ms. Franca's office.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 22 1999
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I loved this book, and in defense of the person that said Kain is rude and stuck up....you have to remember that you may have caught her at a bad time. We can only wonder what it would be like to have fans constantly in your face. I thought the book was wonderful, and very insightful. Karen Kain remains a charismatic performer in my eyes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nicki on March 20 2001
Format: Paperback
I absolutely loved this book. I recieved it as a gift, and being a dancer i sat down and read it right away. It was amazing!! Karen Kain is such an exciting dancer, with new bounds at every jump. It made me remember that i can achieve my dreams!!! *S*
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