The Ballet Lover's Companion

The Ballet Lover's Companion

Zoe Anderson

This attractive ebook is a welcome consultant to the main winning and enjoyed ballets visible at the degree at the present time. Dance author and critic Zoe Anderson specializes in one hundred forty ballets, a middle foreign repertory that encompasses works from the airy global of romantic ballet to the edgy, muscular works of contemporary choreographers. She presents a wealth of proof and insights, together with info generic basically to bounce global insiders, and considers such fresh works as Alexei Ramansky's Shostakovich Trilogy and Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale in addition to older ballets as soon as forgotten yet now back to the repertory, similar to Sylvia. to augment delight in each one ballet, Anderson additionally bargains pointers on what to seem for in the course of a performance.

Each bankruptcy introduces a interval of ballet historical past and offers an outline of concepts and development within the artwork shape. within the person entries that stick with, Anderson contains crucial proof approximately every one ballet's issues, plot, composers, choreographers, dance type, and song. the writer additionally addresses the conditions of every ballet's production and its impression within the theater, and he or she recounts anecdotes that remove darkness from functionality heritage and reception.

Reliable, available, and entirely modern, this publication will pride an individual who attends the ballet, participates in ballet, or just loves ballet and desires to understand even more approximately it.

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