Ballet & Modern Dance: A Concise History

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Princeton Book Company, 1992 - Performing Arts - 287 pages
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Here is a refreshing and informative look at the entire range of Western dance through the well-schooled eye of The New York Times dance critic Jack Anderson. Now expanded and updated, this second edition of the original bestseller is an engaging interpretation of dance history -from the Ancient Greeks and European royal courts to the rise of 'American' ballet and the explosion of modern dance. A valuable reference, this provides related readings -key primary sources- as well as a Short Profiles section, an excellent introduction to the profession's most enduring personalities.

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Glimpses of the Past
Dance at the Royal Courts
The Professionalization of Ballet

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Jack Anderson is a dance critic for The New York Times.

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