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Ballet and Modern Dance: A Concise Historyby Jack Anderson
Synopses & Reviews
Now expanded and updated, this second edition of the original bestseller is an engaging interpretation of dance history—from the Ancient Greeks and European royal courts to the rise of the American ballet and the explosion of modern dance. Short profiles, an extensive bibliography, a helpful index, and selections from primary sources are also included.
Book News Annotation:
Meets the needs of both students and inquisitive dancegoers through a narrative focused on the development of Western theatrical dance--specifically ballet and modern dance--since the Renaissance, incorporating the most recent scholarship. The text is illuminated by excerpts from primary sources and embellished by eight photo inserts (b&w).
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-246) and index.
About the Author
Jack Anderson is a dance critic for The New York Times.
Table of Contents
The pleasures of dance history — Glimpses of the past — Dance at the royal courts — The professionalization of ballet — The sunshine and moonlight of romantic ballet — The Imperial Russian ballet — Balletic astonishments — The rise of American ballet — The phoenix of modern dance — Ballet around the world — International contemporary dance.
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