By Robin Rinaldi

Show description

Read Online or Download Ballet (World of Dance) PDF

Similar dance books

The Faber Pocket Guide to Ballet

This crucial pocket advisor to this enduringly renowned artwork, is an ideal advent to over 80 of the main played ballets at the present time. Spanning approximately centuries of classical dancing, this imperative booklet starts off within the Romantic period of the 1830s, strikes in the course of the nice Tchaikovskly ballets of Tsarist St Petersburg, to the inspirational paintings of Diaghilev initially of the 20th century and the luminous neo-classicism of Balanchine.

The Dancer Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Dancers

The Dancer inside is a set of photographic pictures and brief essays in response to confessional interviews with 40 dancers and entertainers, lots of them world-famous. recognized at the live performance level, on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on tv, the personalities featured during this booklet converse with outstanding candor approximately all phases of the dancer’s life—from their first dance classification to their signature performances and their days of mirrored image at the artist’s lifestyles.

Dance Studies: The Basics

A concise advent to the learn of dance starting from the sensible points akin to method and choreography to extra theoretical concerns equivalent to aesthetic appreciation and where of dance in numerous cultures. This e-book solutions questions comparable to: precisely how will we outline dance? What forms of humans dance and what sort of education is important?

The Art of Movement

A beautiful occasion of flow and dance in 1000's of breathtaking images of greater than 70 dancers from American Ballet Theater, manhattan urban Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Martha Graham Dance corporation, Boston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Royal Ballet, and plenty of extra. The paintings of circulate is an exquisitely designed, fantastically produced publication that captures the circulation, circulate, power, and charm of some of the such a lot finished dancers on the earth.

Additional info for Ballet (World of Dance)

Sample text

Petipa put this formula in place and added the last necessary element: great music. Up until Petipa’s time, most ballet music was given only secondary consideration to the dancing. The Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky changed that. By composing scores that were complex and symphonic as well as danceable, he added another dimension of beauty to the art. His scores for Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker are famous compositions even for non-balletgoers. Tchaikovsky’s music and Petipa’s choreography brought ballet to new heights and secured Russia’s place in the history of classical ballet.

Comparisons between the earthy, sensual Elssler and the heavenly, refined Taglioni soon became the talk of Europe, and ballet’s second great female rivalry was born. In more technical terms, the two ballerinas embodied two very different but essential characteristics of ballet. Taglioni displayed exemplary ballon—the ability to jump seemingly with ease and, for a moment, to even hover in the air. A modern (though not balletic) example of someone with terrific ballon is former NBA star Michael Jordan.

The ballet ends with a short fourth act. Based on a German folktale, the ballet has a first act set in the court of Prince Siegfried. It is his birthday, and his mother, the Queen, presents him with the gift of a crossbow while reminding him that his time has come to choose a bride. Though he dances with several women, he remains distracted, even melancholy, and when the partygoers leave (after performing various group waltzes and a pas de trios, or “dance for three”), he takes his crossbow to a nearby lake to hunt.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 28 votes