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The Cambridge companion to ballet

Author: Marion Kant
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Cambridge Companion to Ballet' contains a collection of essays by international writers on the evolution of ballet.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Stories, plots, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marion Kant
ISBN: 9780521832212 0521832217 9780521539869 0521539862
OCLC Number: 81453064
Description: xli, 353 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The early dance manuals and the structure of ballet : a basis for Italian, French and English ballet / Jennifer Nevile --
Ballet de cour / Marina Nordera --
English masques / Barbara Ravelhofer --
The baroque body / Mark Franko --
Choreography and narrative : the ballet d'action of the eighteenth century / Dorion Weickmann --
The rise of ballet technique and training : the professionalism of an art form / Sandra Noll Hammond --
The making of history : John Weaver and the enlightenment / Tim Blanning --
Jean-Georges Noverre : dance and reform / Judith Chazin-Benahum --
The French Revolution and its spectacles / Inge Baxmann --
Romantic ballet in France : 1830-1850 / Sarah Davis Cordova --
Deadly sylphs and decent mermaids : the women in the Danish romantic world of August Bournonville / Anne Middleboe Christensen --
The orchestra as translator : French nineteenth-century ballet / Marian E. Smith --
Russian ballet in the age of Petipa / Lynn Garafola --
Opening the door to a fairy-tale world : Tchaikovsky's ballet music / Thérèse Hurley --
The romantic ballet and its critics : dance goes public / Lucia Ruprecht --
The soul of the shoe / Marion Kant --
The ballet avant-garde I : the Ballet Suédois and its modernist concept / Erik Näslund --
The ballet avant-garde II : the 'new' Russian and Soviet dance in the twentieth century Tim Scholl --
George Balanchine / Matilde Butkas --
Balanchine and the deconstruction of classicism / Juliet Bellow --
The Nutcracker : a cultural icon / Jennifer Fisher --
From Swan Lake to Red Girl's Regiment : ballet's sinicisation / Zheng Yangwen --
Giselle in a Cuban accent / Lester Tome --
European ballet in the age of ideologies / Marion Kant.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by Marion Kant.
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