Classic Ballet Basic Technique and Terminology

ISBN-10: 0375710779
ISBN-13: 9780375710773
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Description: “For soundness, for clarity, for succinctness, this manual of basic ballet is the best there is anywhere.” –Edwin Denby, The Nation With a precision unparalleled in any other book of its kind, The Classic Ballet presents a lucid text, and nearly  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

“For soundness, for clarity, for succinctness, this manual of basic ballet is the best there is anywhere.” –Edwin Denby, The Nation With a precision unparalleled in any other book of its kind, The Classic Ballet presents a lucid text, and nearly six hundred drawings describe and illustrate in minute detail the proper body position, balance point, movement, and attitude of each position and step in the basic classical repertory. As George Balanchine wrote in his preface: “There are no shortcuts to great dancing, but what is necessary to remember and unalterable in its instruction may be found in this book . . . An admirable source of reference for the highest standard of practice.” It is an invaluable tool for the student or teacher of ballet–as well as a must-have treasure for the balletomane.

The Classic Ballet: Historical Development
The Classic Ballet: Basic Technique and Terminology
Introduction to Basic Technique
Correct Posture
Correct Turnout for Beginners
Centers of Muscular Control
Exercises at the Bar
Introduction to Bar Technique
Five Basic Positions
Plies
Battements
Ronds de Jambe
Releves
Exercises in the Center
Introduction to Center Practice and Adagio
Basic Positions in the Center (Epaulement)
Basic Positions of the Body
Temps Lie
Port de Bras
Attitudes
Arabesques
Fouette en face en l'air
Grand Fouette en tournant
Grand Rond de Jambe en l'air, terminating with Renverse en dehors
Pirouettes and turning movements
Linking steps and movements
Allegro
Introduction to Allegro
Jumps
Beats (Batterie)
Dance on Pointes
Introduction to Dance on Pointes
Basic Exercises on Pointes
Index

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