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Publisher Comments:

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.

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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).
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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871271723
Author:
Anderson, Jack
Publisher:
Princeton Book Company
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Ballet
Subject:
Modern dance
Subject:
Modern dance -- History.
Subject:
Dance - Reference
Subject:
Ballet -- History.
Subject:
Dance - Classical & Ballet
Subject:
Dance-Ballet
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 178
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
299
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in 0.50 lb

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