Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story

9780241302316
Hardback

Description

Uncover the most mesmerizing moments in ballet history with this scintillating visual guide.

Written with ballet legend Viviana Durante, this book will introduce you to the most famous performers and enthrall you with fascinating stories.

Discover more than 70 celebrated dances, from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to The Rite of Spring. Learn about renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet. Explore the lives of ballet dancers across the centuries, such as Margot Fonteyn, Carlos Acosta, and Darcey Bussell, and meet composers and choreographers, including the likes of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Matthew Bourne.

Tracing the history of ballet all the way from its origins at court and the first institutes to the contemporary scene, this comprehensive yet accessible volume offers an unrivaled overview of this dance form.

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Weight 2120 g
Dimensions 31 × 25.9 cm
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Language English
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Year of publication
Pages 360
ISBN 9780241302316

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