Library JournalAn important addition to the reference libraries of teachers and students of ballet. Warren, soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet for 11 years and now associate professor of dance at the University of South Florida, explains the correct execution of every step in the ballet vocabulary. Dancers from the American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet appear in over 2600 photographs and illustrate the movement. Part 1 of the book covers basic concepts of training, physical characteristics of the ideal dancer, and suggestions for conducting a successful class. Part 2 is devoted to sequential photographs of more involved steps and definitions of terminology. Warren includes stylistic variations--Soviet, Italian, French, etc. This book is unprecedented in its detail and clarity. For anyone with a serious interest in ballet. Highly recommended.-- Joan Stahl, Enoch Pratt Free Lib., Baltimore
A comprehensive teaching guide presenting every movement in the classical repertoire, as demonstrated by professional dancers in more than 2,600 photographs.
BooknewsIn some 2,600 photos, professional dancers (from such companies as the ABT and the Joffrey Ballet) demonstrate movements in the classical repertoire from basic to advanced. The text details appropriate teaching techniques and describes the proper execution of each step. Published by U. of S. Florida Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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