Ballet Beyond Tradition

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 10, 2004 - Music - 200 pages
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For nearly a century, the training of ballet and modern dancers has followed two divergent paths. Modern practitioners felt ballet was artificial and injurious to the body; ballet teachers felt that modern dancers lacked the rigorous discipline and control that comes only from years of progressive training.

Ballet Beyond Tradition seeks to reconcile these age-old conflicts and bring a new awareness to ballet teachers of the importance of a holistic training regimen that draws on the best that modern dance and movement-studies offers.

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Anna Paskevska is the author of one of the best-regarded books on kinesiology and dance, Both Sides of the Mirror, first published in 1982, and issued in a 2nd edition in 1992. She also is the author of Ballet: From the First Pliť to Mastery, a syllabus for ballet teaching (Routledge, 2002). She is past Chair of the Dance Department at the Chicago Academy of Arts.

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