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A Ballet-maker's Handbook By Joan Lawson

A Ballet-maker's Handbook by Joan Lawson

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Exploring all aspects of the choreographer's task and art, this book falls into four parts - sources of inspiration, ballet materials, ballet-making and styles of ballet. Each part contains numerous examples from a range of 19th and 20th century ballets, among them "Giselle" and "Romeo and Juliet".

A Ballet-maker's Handbook Summary

A Ballet-maker's Handbook by Joan Lawson

From a lifetime's experiences of teaching, lecturing and writing about ballet technique and history, Joan Lawson explores in depth all aspects of the choreographer's taks and art. The book, which is a result of the prompting of the late Sir Frederick Ashton, falls into four parts. The first part is "Sources of Inspiration" - music, literature, painting and dance itself; "Ballet Materials" - music and dancers; "Ballet Making" - style, basic structure, the grammar of choreography; "Styles of Ballet" - classical, demi-caractere, romantic, national and modern. Each part contains numerous examples from a huge range of ballets of the 19th and 20th centuries, some of the best known choreographed by Coralli and Perrot ("Giselle" 1841), Petipa and Ivanov ("Swan Lake" 1895), Nijinska ("Les Noces" 1923), Balanchine ("Apollo" 1928), Ashton ("La Fille Mal Gardee" 1960) and MacMillan ("Romeo and Juliet" 1965).

Table of Contents

Sources of inspiration - music, literature, painting, dance; ballet materials - music, dancers; ballet-making - style, basic structure, the grammar of choreography; styles of ballet - classical, demi-caractere, romantic, national, modern.

Additional information

GOR001682550
A Ballet-maker's Handbook by Joan Lawson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1991-11-21
112
0713632461
9780713632460
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