The Classic Ballet: Basic Technique and Terminology

The Classic Ballet: Basic Technique and Terminology

by Lincoln Kirstein, Carlus Dyer, Muriel Stuart
     
 
A warm welcome back to this beloved classic! For decades the standard text for ballet technique, this book--first published in 1952--presents a beginner's guide to basic movements, steps, and terminology. Written by the staff of the School of American Ballet, it builds on the Russian tradition of Anna Pavlova and reflects the dance style of George

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A warm welcome back to this beloved classic! For decades the standard text for ballet technique, this book--first published in 1952--presents a beginner's guide to basic movements, steps, and terminology. Written by the staff of the School of American Ballet, it builds on the Russian tradition of Anna Pavlova and reflects the dance style of George Balanchine.

The 800 masterful drawings by Carlus Dyer demonstrate proper body position, balance point, movement, and attitude of each position and step in the basic classical repertoire. As Balanchine points out in his preface, the illustrations are more accurate than photographs could possibly be because they have been corrected and recorrected until they approximate the ideal.

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Kirstein was one of the founders of the School of American Ballet along with George Balanchine. After debuting in 1952, this volume quickly became a standard in the field. The text and roughly 800 illustrations offer a beginner's guide to basic dance movement and terminology. This also contains a preface by Balanchine. Essential for all libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813016177
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.72(d)

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Meet the Author

Lincoln Kirstein founded the School of American Ballet in 1934 with George Balanchine, and in 1948 the two men established the New York City Ballet, for which Kirstein served as general director until l989. He wrote more than five hundred books, articles, and monographs on the arts, as well as criticism, poetry, novels, and a number of historical and autobiographical works. He died in 1996.

Muriel Stuart, the last protégée of Anna Pavlova, was an instructor at the School of American Ballet for thirty-five years.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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