The Passion to Skate: An Intimate View of Figure Skating

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Turner Pub., 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 173 pages
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Katarina Witt, Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, Lu Chen - these are only some of the dynamic performers profiled in The Passion to Skate.
Now, for the first time, we can go behind the scenes with an insider for an in-depth look at the world of these skating superstars, from training to traveling, from performances to life off the ice.
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, from developing the sound...to the look...to the movement. Taking us backstage at Stars on Ice, one of North America's top touring shows, she describes the special challenges of translating skating onto film and TV screens. While vividly illustrating the drive, ambition, and passion necessary to succeed in the elite ranks of skating, Sandra reveals her many tricks of the trade with humor and clarity.

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Contents

Introduction
5
The Competition
33
The Sound
53
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