Ballet 101 A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving the Ballet

ISBN-10: 0879103256
ISBN-13: 9780879103255
Edition: 2005
Authors: Robert Greskovic
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Description: Veteran dance writer Robert Greskovic's comprehensive handbook on how to watch and appreciate the ballet is now available in this new edition. It includes a complete analysis of sixteen important and popular ballets, from Swan Lake to Twyla Tharp's  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Veteran dance writer Robert Greskovic's comprehensive handbook on how to watch and appreciate the ballet is now available in this new edition. It includes a complete analysis of sixteen important and popular ballets, from Swan Lake to Twyla Tharp's Push Comes To Shove. As Mikhail Baryshnikov states in the book's foreword: "All the things that ballet fans talk about at intermission, while newcomers stand there wondering what they mean: those things are here...(Robert Greskovic) has been thinking about ballet --- watching it, reading, writing, and talking about it --- day after day for more than thirty years. He knows it through and through. Now he shares his knowledge."

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The History of Ballet
Let the History Begin ...
Le Ballet: A Man's World
Ballerinas and the Danse d'Ecole
Gentle Women and Gentle Men of the Ballet
The Pre-Romantic and Romantic Eras
French Art in Danish and Russian Quarters
Grand Pa Petipa and His Empire
Russia Surpasses France
Diaghilev Does Paris
Ballet's Roving Ambassadress
Nijinska and Neoclassicism
George Balanchine in Europe
Ballet Takes Root in Britain
Fred and Margot
Paris, Opera, and Ballet
Soviet Russia, Nureyev, England, and the World
Rudi in England and Around the World
America, Ballet, and Balanchine
America, New York City, and Ballet
Beyond the Paris Opera and Beyond Paris
Starry Nights
A Top Three and More
At War and Peace with Modern Dance
Back in the USSR
Far from Denmark
Leading Male Dancers Lead
Harlem, Cuba, China, Japan, South America
Post-Script: Dancers, Dancers, Dancers
The Dancers
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ballet
Men and Women at Work
Boys to Men
Corpsmen and Middlemen
Primo Ballerinos
Corps de Ballet Feminin
Queen Bees
Looking At a Ballet
Looking at Ballets
Ballets Without Stories
Getting Ballet on the Stage
Revivals and Resurrections
Salut du Roi
The Famous Ballets
At the Ballet
Romantic Classical Ballet: Swan Lake
Popular Beyond Ballet: The Nutcracker
Classical Classical Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Mature Romantic Ballet: Giselle
Ballet Embodying the Ideal: La Sylphide
Ballet of Mood: Les Sylphides
Romantic Turning Classical: La Bayadere
Renewing Classicism: Apollo
Neo-Romanticism, Neo-Primitivism, and Neoclassicism: Diaghilev's Ballets Russes Triple Bill
Sunny and Funny and Fine: La Fille Mal Gardee
Romantic: Small "r," Big Emotions: Romeo and Juliet
Pushing and Shoving Ballet a Bit: Push Comes to Shove
Glossary of Ballet Terms and Phrases
Videography
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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