Synopses & Reviews
Now expanded and updated, this second edition of the original bestseller is an engaging interpretation of dance historyfrom 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.
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.