Ballet in Western Culture: A History of Its Origins and Evolution / Edition 1

Ballet in Western Culture: A History of Its Origins and Evolution / Edition 1

by Carol Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205274390

ISBN-13: 9780205274390

Pub. Date: 11/19/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Author Carol Lee enlivens the historical presentation of the history of dance with humorous vignettes and anecdotes. Drawing upon her fifteen years experience as a dance history teacher, Lee looks at the ever-shifting currents of historical events in Western Civilization and relates them to the origins and evolution of ballet. From…  See more details below

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Author Carol Lee enlivens the historical presentation of the history of dance with humorous vignettes and anecdotes. Drawing upon her fifteen years experience as a dance history teacher, Lee looks at the ever-shifting currents of historical events in Western Civilization and relates them to the origins and evolution of ballet. From ancient Greek folk expression to 17th Century court dance, through the Renaissance, through England, Denmark, Russia, and into the 20th Century in the United States, Lee guides the reader through the intricate steps of the history of dance. For the dance enthusiast or anyone who enjoys history, theatre, and Western civilization studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205274390
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/19/1998
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1From Folk Expression to Seventeenth-Century Court Dance
1Origins of Dance1
2Renaissance Spectacle in Italy24
3The Ballet de Cour in France37
Pt. 2Emergence of Ballet as an Art form: Seventeenth to Nineteenth Century
4Baroque Ballet65
5The Advancement of Professional Ballet86
6Growth and Refinement of Classical Ballet102
7The Foundations of Romantic Ballet133
8The Romantic and Post-Romantic Ballet164
9The Evolution of Ballet in Russia181
10Imperial Russian Ballet201
Pt. 3The Flourishing of Ballet in the Twentieth Century
11Sergei Diaghilev and the New Dance226
12The Ballets Russes from the Pursuit of the Avant-Garde to Neoclassicism254
13Ballet in the Twentieth Century277
14The Development of Ballet in the United States312
Chronology340
Glossary346
Bibliography355
Ballets359
Index362

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