Ballet and Modern Dance

Ballet and Modern Dance

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This cornerstone of the World of Art series is a succinct, vivid and authoritative guide to the rich history of western dance in all its incarnations from 16th-century court ballet to the genre-shattering contortions of 21st-century theatrical dance. Updated for the new millennium to feature the latest styles, performers and technology, this third edition reaffirms its status as the essential introduction to the subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 15.24mm | 500g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Third edition
  • 120 Illustrations, black and white; 29 Illustrations, color
  • 050020411X
  • 9780500204115
  • 189,826

Table of contents

Introduction (new, by JR) * 1. A Most Obedient Servant * 2. The Rise of Professionalism * 3. The Development of the Ballet d'Action * 4. Ascent and Descent * 5. Crystallization and Ferment in Russia * 6. First Steps towards a New Form * 7. 'Astonish Me' * 8. Truly Modern * 9. The Decentralization of Ballet * 10. The Metamorphosis of Growth * 11. A Time of Growth * 12. Moving into the New Millennium (revised and extended by JR) * Endmatter
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Review quote

'Immediately readable and impressively panoramic...with a wealth of illustrations and newly-researched detail' - Times Literary Supplement
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About Susan Au

Dance historian and author Susan Au was an archivist, dance historian
and writer; James Rutter is a freelance arts critic and former lecturer
based in Philadelphia.
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