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Ballet beyond tradition

Author: Anna Paskevska
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For nearly a century, the training of ballet and modern dancers has followed two divergent paths. Modern practitioners felt ballet was artificial and injurious to the body; ballet teachers felt that modern dancers lacked the rigorous discipline and control that comes only from years of progressive training. Ballet Beyond Tradition seeks to reconcile these age-old conflicts and bring a new awareness to ballet  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Paskevska
ISBN: 0415970172 9780415970174 0415970180 9780415970181 9780203997741 0203997743
OCLC Number: 55729944
Description: xii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Brief historical perspective --
The body's center --
Alignment --
Succession --
Opposition --
Potential and kinetic energy --
Fall --
Weight --
Recovery and rebound --
Suspension --
Isolation --
Laying the foundation --
Exercises of the barre --
Introduction to the class.
Responsibility: Anna Paskevska.
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Anna Paskevska offers new ways to understand the ballet vocabulary in terms of the most recent understanding of the body and how it moves.  Read more...

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