Balanchine Variations / Edition 1

Balanchine Variations / Edition 1

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by Nancy Goldner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813032261

ISBN-13: 9780813032269

Pub. Date: 05/11/2008

Publisher: University Press of Florida

The literature on Balanchine is vast, but it is primarily biographical. Balanchine Variations is the first book to concentrate on the ballets themselves, providing critical analysis and detailed descriptions of what the dancers actually do.
 
Beginning with Apollo (1928), Balanchine's first extant work, and ending with one of his last…  See more details below

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The literature on Balanchine is vast, but it is primarily biographical. Balanchine Variations is the first book to concentrate on the ballets themselves, providing critical analysis and detailed descriptions of what the dancers actually do.
 
Beginning with Apollo (1928), Balanchine's first extant work, and ending with one of his last ballets, Ballo della Regina (1978), Nancy Goldner offers detailed insights into more than twenty individual ballets. Based on lectures given across the United States, under the auspices of the Balanchine Foundation, they are intended to illuminate his art.
 
Goldner discusses the history of each ballet, places each in the context of Balanchine's life and sensibility. She also addresses his taste in music and whether his style can be considered particularly American.
 
The ballets Balanchine choreographed for the New York City Ballet are danced by companies around the world, and this innovative book is sure to become an indispensable guide to dancers and spectators alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813032269
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
05/11/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
660,367
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.32(d)

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Goldner's writings on Balanchine are the best. She outflanks Arlene Croce, who too often went for effects and flaunted her own attitude. Goldner hears the music and knows the steps. Moreover she cares enough about the reader not to show off. Balanchine was right to invite her to watch private practice sessions. He appreciated her gift for seeing and hearing what he was doing.