The Ballet Companion

The Ballet Companion : A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet

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THE BALLET COMPANION is the first complete, illustrated reference book for the dancer. With more than 150 stunning photographs of ballet greats Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, THE BALLET COMPANION brims with everything today's dance student needs including: * Practical advice for getting started, such as finding the right teacher, fitting a pointe shoe, tying a ballet bun * Training safely through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross training with yoga and Pilates * Inside information on backstage and studio etiquette and auditioning * Technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre * Glossaries and lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history and 'Must See' ballets Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a graceful mix of ballet traditions and essential, new more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 188 x 238.8 x 33mm | 1,065.95g
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9 4-C inserts; 150 illustrations; 2c t-o; ribbon marker
  • 074326407X
  • 9780743264075
  • 30,220

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"Everyone involved with or interested in ballet should read this book. Comprehensively researched and packed with valuable information, The Ballet Companion is a treasure-trove for ballet enthusiasts." -- Kirk Peterson, Ballet Master/Choreographer, American Ballet Theatre "This is the very book I would have loved to have discovered when I first started to study ballet." -- Allegra Kent, former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet and author of Once a Dancer "This is the very book I would have loved to have discovered when I first started to study ballet." -- Allegra Kent, former principal dancer, New York City Ballet and author of Once a Dancer "Unique and comprehensive, this is a wonderful companion and guide for anybody who loves dance." -- Edward Villella, former principal dancer, New York City Ballet and founding artistic director, Miami City Ballet "Eliza Gaynor Minden captures our imagination, taking us into the magical world of ballet." -- David Howard, internationally acclaimed master teacher and coach "A superb reference book -- all the information today's students need but can't get just by taking class. Every dancer's library should have it." -- Angel Corella, principal dancer, American Ballet Theatre "This book is a broad canvas of the history, elements, and components of dance. It is must reading for those who love dance and wish to explore its functions and derivation." -- Melissa Hayden, former principal dancer New York City Ballet, faculty, North Carolina School of the Arts "This comprehensive guide to the world of ballet is a must-have for all dance enthusiasts." -- Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre "A smorgasboerd of information about the world of ballet!" -- Alexandra Ansanellli, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet "This offers a wealth of information as well as being extremely interesting." -- Mignon Furman, director, American Academy of Balletshow more
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