A History of Ballet
Random House 2010
Hardback 667pp Illustrated 234x155mm
9781400060603   Product Code: 95092
For over 400 years, ballet has captivated audiences with its unique blend of grace, storytelling and artistry. This magisterial history charts its origins in Renaissance France and Italy, its evolution in Russia, and its flowering in 20th century America. The author, a former ballerina, brings a practitioner's insight to the subject, tracing the development of technique and profiling the great dancers and choreographers, while historic photographs transport the reader to the glittering theatres of Paris and St Petersburg.Slightly off-mint.Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.