Ballet: an illustrated history
This definitive history of ballet charts the emergence of the dance in the Renaissance courts and follows its complex development to the remarkable explosion of ballet and modern dance in our time in Europe and America. First published 20 years ago, it has been fully updated for this new edition. Photos.
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How It All Began
The Age of Reason and Technique
The Romantic Movement
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