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Bournonville Ballet Technique

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"Bournonville Ballet Technique offers a new approach to the study of the school and training system of the great nineteenth-century Danish choreographer August Bournonville. It presents fifty school exercises, selected and reconstructed from the notations of Hans Beck (Bournonville's successor), which he made in 1893, and are preserved in the Copenhagen Theatre Museum." "These exercises not only reveal how Bournonville's dance style and technique was directly inherited from the great French dancer and teacher, Auguste Vestris, but also offer a remarkably authentic reconstruction of the original form and content of the Bournonville classes as they were practised a century ago." "The exercises use the original musical accompaniment of the Bournonville School. The piano scores are available in a separate volume (also published by Dance Books), and have been selected and arranged from a catalogue of school exercises written in the early 1960s by Bournonville's foremost pupil, the Danish dancer and teacher Ferdinand Hoppe." "A companion video to Bournonville Ballet Technique is also available from Dance Books, featuring Rose Gad and Johan Kobborg of the Royal Danish Ballet, with music played by the pianist Julian Thurber." "This collection of fifty Bournonville exercises reveals a legacy of extraordinary value: the most accurate possible representation of a Bournonville ballet class as it was performed in his day."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Bournonville and Ballet Technique

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The Bournonville School

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Part of the legacy left by the great Danish dancer, choreographer, and teacher August Bournonville ( 1805 - 1879) was a series of six complete classes, one for every day of the dancer's working week. These classes, which form the basis of the Bournonville style, and which are still part of the training programme of the Royal Danish Ballet, are here published for the first time, edited and with a detailed commentary by the Bournonville expert Kirsten Ralov. The Bournonville School was the first work to compile and preserve Bournonville's complete classroom teachings. As such, it is of great value not only to teachers and students wishing to make use of this valuable heritage, but to all those with an interest in the history and development of classical ballet technique.

Letters on Dance and Choreography

Author : August Bournonville
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A series of 8 letters reflecting the great Danish choreographer August Bournonville's views on the ballet of his time.

The Bournonville Ballets

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Fotografisk billedværk over Det Kongelige Teaters opførelser af den danske koreograf August Bournonvilles (1805-1879) balletter i perioden 1844-1933 samt en gennemgang af samtlige Bournonville-balletter, divertissementer og operaer

Apollo s Angels

Author : Jennifer Homans
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Apollo's Angels is a major new history of classical ballet. It begins in the courts of Europe, where ballet was an aspect of aristocratic etiquette and a political event as much as it was an art. The story takes the reader from the sixteenth century through to our own time, from Italy and France to Britain, Denmark, Russia and contemporary America. The reader learns how ballet reflected political and cultural upheavals, how dance and dancers were influenced by the Renaissance and French Classicism, by Revolution and Romanticism, by Expressionism and Bolshevism, Modernism and the Cold War. Homans shows how and why 'the steps' were never just the steps: they were a set of beliefs and a way of life. She takes the reader into the lives of dancers and traces the formal evolution of technique, choreography and performance. Her book ends by looking at the contemporary crisis in ballet now that 'the masters are dead and gone' and offers a passionate plea for the centrality of classical dance in our civilization. Apollo's Angels is a book with broad popular appeal: beautifully written and illustrated, it is essential reading for anyone interested in history, culture and art.

The Truth about Dance

Author : Shahab Nahvi
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After more than twenty years as a professional ballet and modern dancer and teacher, Shahab Nahvi blends his life-lessons with his dance training to create The Truth About Dance. This engaging, no-nonsense look at all aspects of dance encompasses technique, philosophy, and history. Nahvi studied with master teachers such as Stanley Williams, Nicholas Beriozoff, Maggie Black, and Martha Graham. Utilizing his unique experience, he teaches children and adults about movement and that dance is an extension of life itself. The author discusses how a student with dreams of a career in dance can make the most of the class experience and how parents can educate themselves to make the right choices for their children’s career. Part one, an extensive Q & A section, addresses commonly asked questions on: Starting at a late age Body type Technical issues Performance experience History and education Injury Part two, a thoughtful exploration of issues salient to the dance community, including: Gender inequality, how it has progressed over time, and its impact on women in dance A new theory on the origin of the Swan Lake narrative How the absence of mythology, folklore, and fables in new choreographies is indicative of a lack of philosophy and purpose The problems created when young dancers turn professional before reaching maturity Cinderella Complex--the choices we make, and how we come to make them Written primarily for dancers, choreographers, parents, and teachers by an experienced career professional, The Truth About Dance is an insightful, informative, and intimate exploration of both the artistry and industry of dance.

The Royal Danish Ballet and Bournonville

Author : Anders Georg
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Studies in Dance History

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Dancing Times

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Ballet

Author : Covent Garden Theatre
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Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

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Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2000

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Dance Research Journal

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Bibliographic Guide to Dance 1996

Author : Dance Collection Nypl
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The Dance Catalog

Author : Nancy Reynolds
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Video Rating Guide for Libraries

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Ballet Basics

Author : Sandra Noll Hammond
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Written for the adult beginner, Ballet Basics is a well-illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique. The text also provides an overview of the history of ballet.

Mirrors and Scrims

Author : Marcia B. Siegel
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Winner of the Selma Jeanne Cohen Memorial Prize (2010) In this stunning new collection of reviews and essays, dance critic Marcia B. Siegel grapples with the floating identity of ballet, as well as particular ballets, and with the expanding environment of spectacle in which ballet competes for an audience. Drawn from a wide variety of published sources, these writings concentrate on canonical works of ballet and how the performances of these works have been changing in significant ways. Siegel writes with a keen awareness of the history and mythology that surround particular works, while remaining attentive to the new ways in which a work is interpreted and re-presented by contemporary choreographers and dancers. Through her readable and provocative writings, Siegel offers critical insight into performances of the past twenty-five years to give us a new understanding of ballet in performance. The volume includes over one hundred pieces on a variety of ballet topics, from specific dances and dancers to companies and choreographers, ranging from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker to Nijinsky, Balanchine, Tharp, and Morris to the Bolshoi, the Joffrey, the Miami City Ballet, the Boston Ballet, to name just a few. Ebook Edition Note: All images have been redacted.

I Remember Balanchine

Author : Francis Mason
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Recollections by fellow artists and collaborators elucidate the life of teacher and choreographer George Balanchine