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Men dancing : performers and performances

Author: Alexander Bland; John Percival
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Publishing Company, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"This book analyzes the role of men in dance. It sketches the historical background and examines, for the first time, the different qualities, both physiological and psychological, that make up the various types of dancer. It presents a gallery of the finest artists, all vividly illustrated, giving attention to many from all over the world and through the ages, but concentrating on those extraordinary dancers--for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Bland; John Percival
ISBN: 0025114506 9780025114500
OCLC Number: 8346121
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Limited"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 176 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Richard Buckle --
The masculine tradition / Alexander Bland --
Classical pedigree and dramatic heritage / Alexander Bland --
Periods, places and performances / Alexander Bland and John Percival --
A century of talent / John Percival --
Roll of honour / Alexander Bland.
Responsibility: Alexander Bland and John Percival.

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"This book analyzes the role of men in dance. It sketches the historical background and examines, for the first time, the different qualities, both physiological and psychological, that make up the various types of dancer. It presents a gallery of the finest artists, all vividly illustrated, giving attention to many from all over the world and through the ages, but concentrating on those extraordinary dancers--for instance, Nureyev and Baryshnikov--whose names send people crowding to the box office"--From publisher description.

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