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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American Ballet American Ballet Theatre Angiolini artistic audience August Bournonville Balanchine ballerina ballet companies ballet d'action ballet master ballet school Ballet Theatre Ballets Russes ballroom became Benois Bolshoi Bournonville career century choreogra choreographer City classical ballet collaboration company's composer corps de ballet costumes court ballet created creative culture dancers dancing masters danse d'ecole decor Diaghilev Didelot dramatic entertainment established Europe European expression Fokine Fokine's France Giselle Ibid ideas Imperial Ballet inspired Italian Jules Perrot Kirstein London Louis XIV Lully male dancer Marie Taglioni Maryinsky Massine mime Moscow movement Nijinsky Nijinsky's Noverre Noverre's pantomime Paris Opera Pavlova performances Perrot Petersburg Petipa popular production professional Renaissance repertory role Romantic ballet Roslavleva Royal Ballet Russian ballet Saint-Leon score season stage steps style success Swan Lake Taglioni talent teacher technique theater theatrical dance themes tion touring tradition troupe Western York York City Ballet