Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
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Author: Gail Grant
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780486132860
Release: 2012-04-30
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
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Author: Gail Grant
Pages: 139
ISBN: 0486218430
Release: 1982-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gail Grant's "Technical Manual" has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides. Completely revised and updated, this third edition is virtually a new work and should be owned by every student, teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast - even those who purchased the second edition. Extensive revision, explansion and the inclusion of more than 300 new terms have added immeasurably the value of this concise, definitive manual.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
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Author: Gail Grant
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1774641925
Release: 2021-02-27
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Moving from "abstract ballet" and "adage, adagio" to "working leg" and "wrapped position," the book fully describes and defines over 1,100 ballet steps (saul de chat, jeté enveloppé, failli, entrechat six, etc.), movements and poses (arabesque, épaulement, attitude, en arrière, retiré, à terre, dégagé, etc.), and other expressions and concepts. For each, first a phonetic transcription is provided, then a literal translation, and finally an explanation of how the step is performed, the pose captured, or the movement executed, of how the concept fits in with actual ballet dancing, or of the purpose or function of the idea. A pronunciation guide, cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools, and a bibliography are all invaluable aids. From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools are also invaluable aids. "More information available in one book than we have ever had before." This essential and easy reference is a must for every teacher, aspiring dancer, and ballet class. Teacher recommended, Gail Grant's Technical Manual has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides.

Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

Basic Principles of Classical Ballet
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Author: Agrippina Vaganova
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780486121055
Release: 2012-04-18
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118 illustrations.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Illustrated by the Author

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet  Illustrated by the Author
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Author: Gail Grant
Pages: 127
ISBN: OCLC:1086695772
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown

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Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terminology

Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terminology
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Author: Rhonda Ryman
Pages: 87
ISBN: 1904386873
Release: 2007
Editor: Royal Academy of Dance

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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
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Author: Gail Grant,Ann Barzel Collection (Newberry Library)
Pages: 87
ISBN: OCLC:884371561
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown

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The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet

The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet
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Author: Cyril W. Beaumont,Stanislas Idzikowski
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780486122915
Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A complete beginning course in classical ballet, this volume is based on the teachings of the celebrated instructor, Enrico Cecchetti. Features a numbered series of instructions for each exercise, plus 109 detailed illustrations.

The Language of Ballet

The Language of Ballet
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Author: Thalia Mara
Pages: 120
ISBN: UCSC:32106000780723
Release: 1966
Editor: Cleveland : World Publishing Company

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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Dictionary of Classical Ballet
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Author: Byron K. Marshall
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:959370615
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown

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Classical Ballet Technique

Classical Ballet Technique
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Author: Gretchen Ward Warren,Susan Cook
Pages: 395
ISBN: 0813009456
Release: 1989
Editor: University Press of Florida

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Aimed at advanced dancers, this book discusses classical ballet's basic concepts, techniques, and movements

Classical Ballet Terms

Classical Ballet Terms
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Author: Richard Glasstone
Pages: 93
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110285959
Release: 2001
Editor: Princeton Book Company Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Wherever ballet is taught in the world, and in whatever language, it retains one common denominator: the technical terms used are in French, deriving in part from the rules laid down at the time of Louis XIV. Yet there are many discrepancies in the perceived meaning, spelling and usage between various countries and teaching methods, and this dictionary aims to prevent confusion by explaining the precise meanings of over 560 of the French technical terms used in classical ballet. The dictionary is also unique in that it addresses the problems of correct spelling and grammar, such as the fact that French nouns have a gender with which the adjectives qualifying them must agree. These details may be relatively unimportant to the average dancer, but it is essential that they should be correctly applied when dealing with the printed word. While most of the entries are concerned with the correct translation and basic explanation of technical terms, there are also extended entries which trace both the historical background and the linguistic origins of particular aspects of ballet terminology, such as the one on The Orientation of the Body in Space. The dictionary is an essential reference work not only for ballet dancers and teachers, but for all audience members who wish to have a better technical understanding of this most elegant of art forms.

The Ballet Book

The Ballet Book
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Author: Deborah Bowes,National Ballet School (Canada)
Pages: 143
ISBN: 1552093530
Release: 1999
Editor: Firefly Books Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Provides advice for beginning ballet students; introduces the various steps; discusses diet, exercise, and other health concerns for dancers; and presents some of the best-known ballets.

The Europeans

The Europeans
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Author: Orlando Figes
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781627792158
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Metropolitan Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the “master of historical narrative” (Financial Times), a dazzling, richly detailed, panoramic work—the first to document the genesis of a continent-wide European culture. The nineteenth century in Europe was a time of unprecedented artistic achievement. It was also the first age of cultural globalization—an epoch when mass communications and high-speed rail travel brought Europe together, overcoming the barriers of nationalism and facilitating the development of a truly European canon of artistic, musical, and literary works. By 1900, the same books were being read across the continent, the same paintings reproduced, the same music played in homes and heard in concert halls, the same operas performed in all the major theatres. Drawing from a wealth of documents, letters, and other archival materials, acclaimed historian Orlando Figes examines the interplay of money and art that made this unification possible. At the center of the book is a poignant love triangle: the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev; the Spanish prima donna Pauline Viardot, with whom Turgenev had a long and intimate relationship; and her husband Louis Viardot, an art critic, theater manager, and republican activist. Together, Turgenev and the Viardots acted as a kind of European cultural exchange—they either knew or crossed paths with Delacroix, Berlioz, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, the Schumanns, Hugo, Flaubert, Dickens, and Dostoyevsky, among many other towering figures. As Figes observes, nearly all of civilization’s great advances have come during periods of heightened cosmopolitanism—when people, ideas, and artistic creations circulate freely between nations. Vivid and insightful, The Europeans shows how such cosmopolitan ferment shaped artistic traditions that came to dominate world culture.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ballet

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ballet
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Author: Horst Koegler
Pages: 459
ISBN: 0193113309
Release: 1982
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive reference-guide, containing over five thousand entries on ballet's every aspect over four hundred years and providing information on ballets, dancers, choreographers, composers, theaters, designers, schools, and companies

Ballerina

Ballerina
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Author: Deirdre Kelly
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781926812670
Release: 2012-09-07
Editor: Greystone Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection— the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century, who often led double lives as concubines, through the poverty of the corps de ballet dancers in the 1800’s and the anorexic and bulimic ballerinas of George Balanchine, starvation and exploitation have plagued ballerinas throughout history. Using the stories of great dancers such as Anna Pavlova, Isadora Duncan, Suzanne Farrell, Gelsey Kirkland, and Evelyn Hart, Deirdre Kelly exposes the true rigors for women in ballet. She rounds her critique with examples of how the world of ballet is slowly evolving for the better. But to ensure that this most graceful of dance forms survives into the future, she says that the time has come to rethink ballet, to position the ballerina at its center and accord her the respect she deserves.

Ryman s Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terms

Ryman s Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terms
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Author: Rhonda S. Ryman
Pages: 211
ISBN: 0929003330
Release: 1998
Editor: Dance Collection Danse Press

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The Ballet Companion

The Ballet Companion
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Author: Eliza Gaynor Minden
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781416595717
Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs, including: Practical advice for getting started, such as selecting a school, making the most of class, and studio etiquette Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems An illustrated guide through ballet class -- warm-up, barre, and center floor Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms Along the way you'll find technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history, and tips on everything from styling a ballet bun to stage makeup to performing the perfect pirouette. Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet's time-honored traditions and essential new information.

Inside Ballet Technique

Inside Ballet Technique
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Author: Valerie Grieg
Pages: 126
ISBN: 1852730439
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

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Mudras of Indian Dance

Mudras of Indian Dance
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Author: Revital Carroll
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9780857011428
Release: 2013-10-21
Editor: Singing Dragon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawn from two of the most important ancient texts on the subject, the Natya Shastra and the Abhinaya Darpana, this attractive set of user-friendly cards shows the 52 fundamental hand mudras used in Indian dance and theatre. These gestures provide the basis for an entire language of hand articulation. Each card presents a full-colour image of the mudra with Sanskrit name, transliteration and English translation, as well as concise information on origins and applications. The cards are arranged in the traditional order with 28 single-hand and 24 joined-hand gestures, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana. From storytelling to representations of human emotion to spiritual symbolism, hand mudras are one of the most potent and expressive features of Classical Indian Dance. This card set will enrich the practice of students and teachers of Classical Indian Dance and theatre, and will be invaluable to anyone interested in Indian mudras. This eBook is best viewed on a colour device.