Passion to Skate
Katarina Witt, Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Kurt Browning are only some of the dynamic performers profiled in The Passion to Skate. Their grace and elegance on ice have captivated us in Olympic figure skating and in the world tours of amateur and professional skaters. We've witnessed their triumphs and defeats and marveled at their strength and daring. Now, go behind the scenes with an insider for a look at the world of these superstars, from training to traveling, and from performances to life off the ice.
The Passion to Skate, originally published in hardcover in 1996, provides a rare opportunity to explore the dramatic and demanding world of figure skating -- second only to football among America's most-watched television sports. Sandra's candid, intimate essays, coauthored with award-winning writer David Hayes, join a stunning collection of images from top international figure-skating photographers to create a deluxe book unique in content and style.
Drawing on her experience as a world-renowned choreographer and former champion skater, Sandra Bezic describes the competitive and artistic strategies behind international gold-medal-winning performances. She outlines each of the critical steps in this process, including developing the sound ... the look ... and the movement. Taking us backstage at Stars on Ice, she describes the special challenges of translating skating onto film and TV screens.
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Review: The Passion to SkateUser Review - Goodreads
A professional autobiography and editorial. Naturally, there's lots of emphasis on the skaters Bezic has worked with, and on the Stars on Ice tour, but she also acknowledges particularly stunning performances from outside her "stable".
Review: The Passion to SkateUser Review - Jenna - Goodreads
written by skating choreographer sandra bezic, this book goes through all it takes to be a prof. skater, different olympians, their parters, and some of the skating tours. it requires dedication, skill, focus, creativity, balance, and, well...passion to skate. Read full review