Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell

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By (author) Darcey Bussell

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  • Publisher: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 244 pages
  • Dimensions: 263mm x 303mm x 30mm | 1,616g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: South Yarra
  • ISBN 10: 1742703526
  • ISBN 13: 9781742703527
  • Illustrations note: full colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 28,430

Product description

This book of stunning images chronicles Darcey Bussell's amazing career on the stage. From her early years through to her final perfomance, every significant moment has been captured. Along with images of her on stage and in costume, there are also behind-the-scenes photos and more intimate snaps of rehearsals and preparation. Darcey also provides fascinating insight into the ballet world, with personal anecdotes and memories of some of the most important moments in her career. It features her now famous performances in ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, Giselle, Manon, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. A must-have for lovers of ballet and dance, as well as being a beautiful book to own and treasure.

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Darcey Bussell is widely considered to be one of the greatest English ballerinas of all time and has appeared as a guest artist with leading ballet companies worldwide. In 1985, aged just sixteen, Darcey Bussell was accepted at the Royal Ballet's Upper School in London, before graduating into the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in 1987. In 1989 she was promoted to Principal, at the time the youngest ballerina to be given this honour. She was created an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1995 and then a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006. In 2006 Darcey announced her retirement as a principal dancer at the Royal Ballet. On 8th June 2007 Darcey officially retired from ballet with a final performance of MacMillan's Song of the Earth.