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Meg’s Dance is a dance mystery novel (see description below)
The Kista Tucker Warm-Ups is a detailed description of her warm-ups (includes link to the video)
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Meg’s Dance by Kista Tucker
Meg Wiler finds her 12-year-old student, Abby Stoffel, practicing an adagein the red studio. It’s 8:30 in the evening, Abby’s mother is missing, and what Meg sees in Abby’s face draws her into volunteering to take Abby home. That decision turns out to be a trap conceived by a monster.
Along a lonely stretch of road, masked butchers in a Ford F-250 ram Meg’s car into a ditch, smash her windows, and haul Abby to their truck as Meg fights and screams for Abby. The culprits drag Meg to the road, wrap her in a thick binding, then dump her in the trunk of her car.
Before the incident, life was a struggle, but nothing like it is now. Meg Wiler, a professional dancer and choreographer, cherishes what she does and works strenuously to enrich the lives of others. But she long ago discovered that a dance career does not provide enough income to pay the bills. So she moonlights with her uncle in the family business a well-established detective agency.
Since Addy’s kidnapping Meg learns the killers had already abducted Abby’s mother.Early in the investigation of the now labeled Stoffel Case, Meg discovers the police have labeled her a “person of interest,” and are about to arrest her for the brutal kidnapping, rape, and murder of Abby and her mother. Why? Along with her uncle and the detective agency, Meg struggle to expose the murderers and save herself.
Meg’s Dance evokes a whirlwind as if Patricia Cornwell, in her Scarpetta Series, hangs out with Fredrik Backman, in his A Man Named Ove.
The author is an award-winning professional dancer and choreographer, who utilizes real-life experience when writing about artistic excellence and advancing a non-profit dance company. She also loves a great mystery.
The Kista Tucker Warm-Ups by Kista Tucker
The integrated Kista Tucker Warm-Up series provides an efficient training for dance. It utilizes physical movement designed to prevent injury and prepares the dancer for efficiency, expressivity, and integrity in performance.
People involved in dance as a profession, as a field of study, and for the love of movement can benefit from this book because the information can enrich their movement experience.
I write this book for dance educators, analytic trainers, dance/movement therapists, students, and sports activists—people who want something different in their search for a healthy, rich, and effective workout. It’s for people who want something to help let go of pretense, who want something that is challenging, and something that will allow for deep personal understandings of the many elements addressed in this book. Analysis of the series, both macro and microscopically, can be stimulating. Awareness of initiations, connections, inner intent, spatial intent, and grounding are but some essential concepts under scrutiny in this writing. The KT Warm-Ups: 1) encompass the whole being; 2) include conditioning aspects, specificity and expressivity in movement; 3) examine efficiency and how the mind/body connection elicits a very pleasant wholeness, and 4) address the love of movement and how it can become dance.
This script is not a manual defining a list of exercises. It is a gestalt-like approach to understanding movement in preparation to dance, provides a clear physical warm-up, and informs the mind/body connection—and more. The principles used in the Kista Tucker Warm- Ups can be carried over into the classroom or onto the stage.