Cool Stuff for Gifts
Sims, Caitlin, Dance Magazine
For cyberdancers, there are two new CD-ROMs available: Ballet CD-ROM by former San Francisco Ballet dancer Victoria Morgan, and Ballet Is Fun, developed by Dallas Metropolitan Ballet's Bill Atkinson and Ann Egton. Morgan's Ballet CD-ROM (Performing Arts Video, Inc., (800) 600-6568), includes over 700 ballet terms demonstrated by principal dancers from SFB, a history of ballet, and interviews with professional dancers from around the world. Ballet is Fur (Business-Works, (800) 678-9014, ext. 7001, also has ballet terms demonstrated by professional dancers, as well as a personalized practice notebook that remembers steps, a Pronunciation guide, and a section on training secrets.
Twirling Ballerina Barbie can vastly extend her repertoire now that she has articulated arms, legs, and feet. In addition to a ballet barre, this new Barbie has a holographic leotard and a crown so that young ballerinas-to-be can twirl her.
To look glamorous offstage, the Hermes "La Danse" scarf is c lovely addition to the sophisticated dancer's wardrobe. Featuring ballerinas in pink tutus surrounded by an orchestra of instruments, the square silk scarf retails for $265 and is available at Hermes boutiques.
Marie in Fourth Position, by Amy Littlesugar (Putnam & Grossett, $15.951, is the story of a young Parisian dancer who poses for Degas. In the story, their collaboration inspires him to sculpt The Little Dancer, and her to dance with new imagination. …