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An English Ballet

An English Ballet (Hardback)

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Ninette de Valois was an extraordinary woman. Not only did she create The Royal Ballet, The Royal Ballet School and the company that has become Birmingham Royal Ballet - in themselves great achievements - but she was a gifted choreographer, dancer, teacher, administrator, speaker and writer. She also identified and developed so many of the talented dancers, choreographers and teachers who went onto make Britain a world leader in ballet and dance.

During the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of The Royal Ballet in 1981, Ninette de Valois accepted an invitation tospeak to the Yorkshire Ballet Seminars. In that illuminating talk, printed here for the first time, she focuses on what 'English Ballet' is. Combined with her 1955 article, Some Problems of Ballet Today, and Sir Peter Wright's fascinating Madam's Memorial Address, this volume raises questions as meaningful today as they were when de Valois first addressed them. In an increasingly connected dance world, what does it mean to have a national style? Why is a national style important? How might a national style be identified, developed and nurtured? This volume provides thought-provoking and fascinating reading for all lovers of ballet, dance and art.

 

Film, TV & DramaActors & Acting techniquesFilm, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscriptsMusic & DanceDanceBallet Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd Publication Date: 18/10/2011 ISBN-13: 9781849431071  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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