9780871271723

Ballet and Modern Dance : A Concise History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780871271723

  • ISBN10:

    0871271729

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2/1/1993
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company

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Summary

Now expanded and updated, this second edition of the original bestseller is an engaging interpretation of dance historyfrom the Ancient Greeks and European royal courts to the rise of the "American" ballet and the explosion of modern dance. Short profiles, an extensive bibliography, a helpful index, and selections from primary sources are also included.

Author Biography

Jack Anderson is a dance critic for The New York Times.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
The Pleasures of Dance History
1(12)
Glimpses of the Past
13(18)
Dance at the Royal Courts
31(20)
The Professionalization of Ballet
51(24)
The Sunshine and Moonlight of Romantic Ballet
75(24)
The Imperial Russian Ballet
99(22)
Balletic Astonishments
121(18)
The Rise of American Ballet
139(26)
The Phoenix of Modern Dance
165(40)
Ballet Around the World
205(18)
International Contemporary Dance
223(12)
Bibliography 235(12)
Short Profiles 247(30)
Index 277

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