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Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story
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DK Viviana Durante
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Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story

DK Viviana Durante Viviana Durante


Dorling Kindersley

Theatre Studies;


360 pages

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Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballet dances, from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to The Rite of Spring. Learn the stories behind renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet. Explore the lives and achievements of ballet dancers across the centuries, such as Margot Fonteyn, Carlos Acosta, and Darcey Bussell, and meet composers and choreographers, from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to Matthew Bourne.

From its origins at court and the first national ballet companies, to the contemporary scene and extraordinary venues that stage the production, this ballet book covers an impressive history of ballet and provides an invaluable overview of the subject. Filled with rarely seen photographs covering all the key figures, pieces, and performances, and compelling facts about each dance - the sources they draw from, their production history, and their reception over time - Ballet- The Definitive Illustrated Story is an essential gift for all ballet enthusiasts.

By:   DK
Foreword by:   Viviana Durante
Consultant editor:   Viviana Durante
Imprint:   Dorling Kindersley
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 304mm,  Width: 258mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   2.139kg
ISBN:   9780241302316
ISBN 10:   0241302315
Pages:   360
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Viviana Durante is considered to be one of the greatest, most dramatic ballerinas of her generation. Born in Rome, she became The Royal Ballet's youngest principal dancer at 21 and was also principal ballerina with American Ballet Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, and Japan's K-Ballet. Viviana holds a Diploma of Dance Teaching from The Royal Ballet School and a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning from Trinity College, London. She coaches and teaches internationally.

A heavy kaleidoscopic tome, a beautifully produced coffee table book [...] Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a welcome addition to any balletomane's library. * British Theatre Guide * If you are looking for a present for a ballet lover, it is an excellent buy, lots of lovely photographs, accessible language and published at a very reasonable price. Dance lovers could happily curl up and browse this well-presented book that offers such an eclectic choice of material. * *

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