A groundbreaking and beautifully written history of ballet, from its origins to the present, by a dancer turned historian and critic.
Tells the tragic story of ballet's great revolutionary, Nijinsky. In this book, the author examines a career defined by two forces - inspired performance and an equally headline-grabbing talent for...
Ninette De Valois; David Gale
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...
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Often called the Picasso, Stravinsky, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Using newly discovered...
Jane Pritchard; Geoffrey Marsh
Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) was an extraordinarily gifted impresario, curator, director and animator of the arts. This book looks at his life, his work, his cultural milieu, and the actual processes...
Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's pop icon. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's...
This is the biography of the much-loved dancer, Margot Fonteyn, generally considered to be the best British ballerina of her generation. She was one of the rare artists whose name...
Tells a love story of two people from cultures at sometimes comical cross-purposes. This title explores how the world's most popular dance went global, how it reached the UK and...
Raja Reddy; Radha Reddy
Khuchipudi, from Andhra Pradesh, was originally a dance-drama form. This book demystifies the nuances of a form that has always been the preserve of the males.
Thomasen, Eivind; Rist, Rachel-Anne
This introductory textbook looks at anatomy and kinesiology from the dancer's point of view. It begins by setting out the basic structures of the human body - bone,...
Kostrovitskaya, Vera; Pisarev, ...
'School of Classical Dance' is the official textbook of the Vaganova School in St. Petersburg, and takes the student and teacher from the basic concepts of the ...
Erik Bruhn; Lillian Moore
We simply want to discuss a few things which are sometimes neglected even in the best schools and describe some of the ways they are taught in the Danish school...
Bharati Shivaji; Vijayalakshmi
One of the seven Indian classical dance forms, Mohiniyattam or the dance of the enchantress traces its origins to Kerala, the role of Mohini is exclusively to enchant, moham or...
R.K. Singhajit Singh
Manipuri, the classical dance from the eastern-most end of India, is marked by a delicacy that is steeped in tradition. This book takes one through the subtle nuances of the...
Agrippina Vaganova; A. Chujoy
Offers a portrait of a dancer's every day. This title presents the repetition of rehearsals, the excitement of creating work, the nervous tension of the half hour call, the pressures...