101 stories of the great ballets

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Dolphin Books, May 20, 1975 - Music - 541 pages
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Authored by one of the ballet's most respected experts, this volume includes scene-by-scene retellings of the most popular classic and contemporary ballets, as performed by the world's leading dance companies. Certain to delight long-time fans as well as those just discovering the beauty and drama of ballet.

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Review: 101 Stories of the Great Ballets: The Scene-by-Scene Stories of the Most Popular Ballets, Old and New

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A great basic resource. One-stop shopping! Read full review

Review: 101 Stories of the Great Ballets: The Scene-by-Scene Stories of the Most Popular Ballets, Old and New

User Review  - Jeannie Donovan - Goodreads

I was so young when I read (most of) it, but I was taking ballet at the time and it was given to me as a gift. Some holes in my stories were evident as I tried to tell my son Joseph what was going on, during what part, that I resolved to reread. I will be ready when he is (to sit still that long). Read full review

Contents

Apollo
17
Bhakti
33
Celebration
46
Copyright

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About the author (1975)

Lincoln Kirstein founded the School of American Ballet in 1934 with George Balanchine, and in 1948 the two men established the New York City Ballet, for which Kirstein served as general director until l989. He wrote more than five hundred books, articles, and monographs on the arts, as well as criticism, poetry, novels, and a number of historical and autobiographical works. He died in 1996.
Muriel Stuart, the last protegee of Anna Pavlova, was an instructor at the School of American Ballet for thirty-five years.

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