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Ballet and Modern Dance (World of Art)

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Publisher Comments:

Anyone with an interest in dance has felt the need for a guide to the art's rich history and complex present state. Susan Au's lucid text covers the entire spectrum of dance, vividly describing the great performers and performances of the past as well as exploring in detail the dance world of today. A generous selection of illustrations completes the picture, taking the reader from the palaces of the Medici to the lofts of Manhattan, from the dancing of Louis XIV to the experimental choreography of Twyla Tharp and Pina Bausch. A completely new final chapter documents the work of the chief dancers and choreographers from the 1980s to the present, covering offshoots of modern dance such as Tanztheater and Butoh, and recent developments such as performance art and site-specific choreography. The author discusses the upsurge in the popularity of dances of the past, among them ballroom dancing and the Argentine tango, and notes the revival of tap dancing as well as the successful adaptation of Irish stepdancing to the theater. In addition, she records the uses dance and dancers have made of recent technological advances, including cinedance and videodance, CD-ROMs, and the Internet.

Synopsis:

A illustrated guide ranging from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap and world dance. Susan Au also examines the upsurge in revivals of such styles as ballroom, the Argentine tango and Irish step dancing, as well as the dancers' use of modern technology.

Synopsis:

Whether as performers or as spectators, more people enjoy dance today than ever before. Its extraordinary range extends from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap, and ethnic dancing.

About the Author

Susan Au is a freelance writer and dance historian. She is a contributor to The International Encyclopedia of Dance and was the American consultant for The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ballet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500203521
Author:
Au, Susan
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Ballet
Subject:
Dance - Modern
Subject:
Modern dance
Subject:
Dance - History
Subject:
Ballet -- History.
Subject:
Dance - Classical & Ballet
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance-Ballet
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised
Series:
World of Art
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20020617
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
145 illustrations and photographs (25 in
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.3 x 6 x 0.7 in 1.035 lb

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Product details 224 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500203521 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A illustrated guide ranging from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap and world dance. Susan Au also examines the upsurge in revivals of such styles as ballroom, the Argentine tango and Irish step dancing, as well as the dancers' use of modern technology.
"Synopsis" by , Whether as performers or as spectators, more people enjoy dance today than ever before. Its extraordinary range extends from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap, and ethnic dancing.
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