Ballet in western culture: a history of its origins and evolution
Prom ancient Greek folk expression to 17th Century court dance, through the Renaissance, through England, Denmark, Russia, and into the 20th Century in the United States, Lee guides the reader through the intricate steps of the history of dance.
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