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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 18 new and published books in the subject of Ballet — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Moving Oceans

    Celebrating Dance in the South Pacific

    Edited by Ralph Buck, Nicholas Rowe

    Series: Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific

    Celebrating the diversity of dance across the South Pacific, this volume studies the various experiences, motivations and aims for dance, emerging from the voices of dance professionals in the islands. In particular, it focuses on the interplay of cultures and pathways of migration as people move...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge India

  2. From Petipa to Balanchine

    Classical Revival and the Modernisation of Ballet

    By Tim Scholl

    In this rich interdisciplinary study Tim Scholl provides a provocative and timely re-evaluation of the development of ballet from the 1880s to the middle of the twentieth century. In the light of a thoughtful re-appraisal of dance classicism he locates the roots of modern ballet in the works of...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Never Far from Dancing

    Ballet artists in new roles

    Edited by Barbara Newman

    A series of interviews with some of the foremost dancers in twentieth-century ballet, Never Far from Dancing reflects on the paths that their careers have taken since they retired from the stage. Barbara Newman has expertly edited each of her interviews to read as a monologue, addressing every...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Green Table

    Labanotation, Music, History, and Photographs

    By Ann Hutchinson Guest

    * Score, photographs, and production details of one of this century's best-loved ballets * Includes rare archival material * Packaged with audio CD This work brings together the complete dance score of The Green Table--one of the most famous ballets of the 20th century--in Labanotation, along with...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Dancing in the Vortex

    The Story of Ida Rubinstein

    By Vicki Woolf

    Series: Choreography and Dance Studies Series

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 8th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Dance Discourses

    Keywords in Dance Research

    Edited by Susanne Franco, Marina Nordera

    Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches – with specific case studies – and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance. With an introduction exploring the...

    Published November 27th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Reworking the Ballet

    Counter Narratives and Alternative Bodies

    By Vida L. Midgelow

    Challenging and unsettling their predecessors, modern choreographers such as Matthew Bourne, Mark Morris and Masaki Iwana have courted controversy and notoriety by reimagining the most canonical of Classical and Romantic ballets. In this book, Vida L. Midgelow illustrates the ways in which these...

    Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge

  8. A Queer History of the Ballet

    By Peter Stoneley

    Designed for students, scholars and general readers with an interest in dance and queer history, A Queer History of the Ballet focuses on how, as makers and as audiences, queer men and women have helped to develop many of the texts, images, and legends of ballet. Presenting a series of historical...

    Published October 5th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Ballet Beyond Tradition

    By Anna Paskevska

    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...

    Published October 25th 2004 by Routledge

  10. The Lure of Perfection

    Fashion and Ballet, 1780-1830

    By Judith Bennahum

    THE LURE OF PERFECTION: FASHION AND BALLET, 1780-1830 offers a unique look at how ballet influenced contemporary fashion and women's body image, and how street fashions in turn were reflected by the costumes worn by ballet dancers. Through years of research, the author has traced the interplay...

    Published October 17th 2004 by Routledge