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The Dancer. The writing is lean and evocative; every element of the story works double-time as setting informs character, action creates mood, and nothing is superfluous. A wonderful story. Highly, highly recommended. Doug has twice won Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction, and have been a finalist for the international John W. Get A Copy. More Details Prix Aurora Award Nominee Other Editions 1.
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May 29, Laura Dragon rated it it was amazing Shelves: shorts , douglas-smith. Alexander King is a man at the top of his game. Vintage Jaguar, private elevator, penthouse executive suite in downtown Toronto, King is the very model of power and success. And King is bored. As he dispenses with the final minutiae of yet another corporate takeover, King is forced to acknowledge that winning no longer brings him any pleasure.
He has grown tired of the game. Brooding over this realization and what he might do about it, King stares down at the busy streets of Toronto, thirty floor Alexander King is a man at the top of his game. Brooding over this realization and what he might do about it, King stares down at the busy streets of Toronto, thirty floors beneath him, and notices someone who would normally be invisible to him: a street person.
But this is no ordinary street person, this man is glowing as if on fire.
King descends to the street level to investigate this strange phenomenon more closely and in doing so he encounters a mysterious dancer who, like the street person, glows. The crowds seem oblivious to her presence as The Dancer spins and waltzes along the busy sidewalk, dancing to a song which only King and The Dancer hear. King follows The Dancer and their private song, and begins his quest for a new game -- a new life -- within the secret world which lies behind the Red Door. Just as the song of the city leads King throughout his journey, so too does it lead the reader throughout Douglas Smith's beautifully crafted The Dancer at the Red Door.
The writing is lean and evocative; every element of the story works double-time as setting informs character, action creates mood, and nothing is superflous. The song becomes a living, breathing creature which, moreso than hearing, I could feel viscerally as I read Doug's wonderful story.
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Heather Barstow rated it it was amazing Jan 26, She was a both a Ballet and Merit Scholarship recipient as a student at TATD, and she is currently studying to become a member teacher of the organization. Jessica obtained her B. After college, she moved to Louisiana to teach high school English and coached the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders. Jessica has coached cheerleaders that have gone on to cheer on squads at Grambling State University, Northwestern State University, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
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Jessica is excited to put down roots in Texarkana and share her passion and love for dance with others. She also donates her time to coach an annual dance competition that raises money for Temple Memorial Rehabilitation Center here in Texarkana. She has also studied contemporary, modern, theatrical dance, and pointe. Marisa began her performance career early when she landed a job as an actress on the Barney and Friends television show as Hannah. She danced and sang on the show for three years.
This experience encouraged her love for performing and opened the doors for many other opportunities throughout her childhood both in the dance, acting and modeling world. She also obtained a minor in both communications and business.
While in college, she was a principal member of the EmSu Dance Company and took master classes from many of their guest artists. While in College Station she also professionally danced with the Armstrong Bergeron Dance Company, a modern based dance company. During College, she found her passion for contemporary dance and choreography. Marisa loves to find new and inventive ways to move and interesting themes and stories to portray through her dance.
Marisa began teaching in and has always had a love for children. As her dance career grew, she could never let go of teaching. She has taught at various studios throughout Texas as a lead instructor as well as teaching workshops for out of town studios. After finding Expressions Dance and Music in College Station she called this her home studio for many years and attributes Expressions with where she grew the most as a dance educator and choreographer. She became the director of many of their competitive dance companies and won various awards for choreography throughout the competition scene.
Red Door Dance was opened to create a place with high quality dance educators where dancers can fall in love with the art, be inspired, and have fun while learning.