On Wings Of Joy

On Wings Of Joy

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by Trudy Garfunkel
     
 
In this engaging history of dance, readers are introduced to the major performers, choreographers, and composers who influenced the development of ballet. Beginning with the birth of the art in the sixteenth-century French court of Catherine de' Medici, this informative text traces ballet as it evolved in Europe and Russia and subsequently in England and then America

Overview

In this engaging history of dance, readers are introduced to the major performers, choreographers, and composers who influenced the development of ballet. Beginning with the birth of the art in the sixteenth-century French court of Catherine de' Medici, this informative text traces ballet as it evolved in Europe and Russia and subsequently in England and then America. Included are details about the creation of such classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Serenade, as well as the contributions of such prominent figures as Pavlova, Nijinsky, Balanchine, and Ashton. Fascinating facts include inside looks at contemporary ballet companies, how toe shoes are made, and what a professional dancer's day is like. All in all, a delightful, enjoyable and informative historical overview that will delight anyone who enjoys the art of dance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759228627
Publisher:
EReads
Publication date:
09/10/2002
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

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