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...
Often called the Picasso, Stravinsky, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Using newly discovered...
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...
Jill DeVonyar; Richard Kendall
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Grigoriev, S L;
The Diaghilev Ballet existed from 1909 to 1929; and from its beginningto its end Serge Grigoriev acted as rÃ©gisseur-that is to say he was responsible for every aspect...
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 ...
Hans Werner Henze; Daniel Pashley
In 1957 the English choreographer Frederick Ashton and the German composer Hans Werner Henze began to collaborate on a new ballet, Ondine. During the creation of the work Henze kept...
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...
Thalia Mara; Janice Barringer
Presents a simple exposition of beginner-low intermediate pointe work. This book offers helpful advice from those who have "been there", and encourages students to think about their future as dancers...
Agrippina Vaganova; A. Chujoy
In 1931, Ninette de Valois started a ballet company with just six dancers. Within twenty years, the Royal Ballet was established as one of the world's great companies. This book...
Dance is part of the art of theatre, a part which connects to movement, to communication, to improvisation, and to performance. It cannot exist on its own in the...