Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Guest Post: Passion and Pain (Dancers and Divas #1) by Kathy Petrakis

Today I'm super excited to have a guest post by Kathy Petrakis, author of Passion and Pain (Dancers and Divas #1)! She's sharing 3 dances that inspired parts of her novel, and really, who doesn't love watching SYTYCD routines?. Here's a synopsis so you know what Passion and Pain is all about:

FAME meets GOSSIP GIRL is this new Dancers and Divas book series.

Passion and Pain - Book 1 – is the beginning of the story of street dancer Elena and her best friend, the cheeky and mischievous Sebastien, as they enter Montacrue Performing Arts School, New York. They will experience love, lust, betrayal, loyalty, doubt, hope and anxiety. They will laugh, cry and have their heart broken all while auditioning and training to reach their dreams.

3 Dances that Inspired Passion and Pain by Kathy Petrakis:

As Martha Graham once said “Dance – the body says what words cannot.” Hence, here are 3 dance choreographies that inspired some part of the novel – mostly the complex relationships!

This first one to me feels like Elena’s relationship with Jay. You may recognize it from So You think You Can Dance. Elena’s inability to let him go and her actions as a consequence lead her down a path that could destroy her. It also clearly expresses Frankie’s downhill spiral as she seeks happiness in all the wrong places.


The second one is in regards to Sebastien’s unrequited feelings for Elena. I think every reader is hoping Sebastien finds some happiness in the end.


The third one reminds me of a unique and special romance that develops between characters (don’t want to spoil it). It is intimate and compassionate and so beautiful that when I wrote it, I watched this piece repeatedly as inspiration.


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