Celestial Bodies : How to Look at Ballet

Celestial Bodies : How to Look at Ballet

Description

A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of ballet

As much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad-in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the foreign familiar, providing a lively, poetic, and uniquely accessible introduction to the world of classical dance. Combining history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and personal stories, Jacobs offers an intimate and passionate guide to watching ballet and understanding the central elements of choreography.

Beautifully written and elegantly illustrated with original drawings, Celestial Bodies is essential reading for all lovers of this magnificent art form.


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Details

Author(s)
Laura Jacobs
Format
Hardback | 272 pages
Dimensions
152 x 212 x 24mm | 384g
Publication date
08 May 2018
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
BASIC BOOKS
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
21 Line drawings, black & white
ISBN10
0465098479
ISBN13
9780465098477
Bestsellers rank
327,212