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The Classic Ballet By Lincoln Kirstein

The Classic Ballet

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The 800 drawings in this book strive to demonstrate proper body position, balance point, movement, and attitude of each position and step in the basic classical repertoire. The text presents a beginner's guide to basic movements, steps, and terminology.

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The Classic Ballet: Basic Technique and Terminology by Lincoln Kirstein

A warm welcome back to this beloved classic! For decades the standard text for ballet technique, this book-first published in 1952-presents a beginner's gudie to basic movements, steps, and terminology. Written by the staff of the School of American Ballet, it builds on the Russian tradition of Anna Pavlova and reflects the dance style of George Balanchine. The 800 masterful drawings by Carlus Dyer demonstrate proper body position, balance point, movement, and attitude of each position and step in the basic classical repertoire. As Balanchine points out in his preface, the illustrations are more accurate than photographs could possible be because they have been corrected and recorrected until they approximate the ideal. Lincoln Kirstein (with George Balanchine) founded the School of American Ballet 1934. He became its first director and remained the driving force behind both the school and the American Ballet Theatre for thrity years. Muriel Stuart, the last student of Anna Pavlova, was ballet mistress at the school for many years.

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"There are no short cuts to great dancing, but what is necessary to remember and unalterable in its instruction may be found in this book ... An admirable source of reference for the highest standard of practice ... Miss Stuart has done more than anyone else to make the academic dance clear to students and amateurs. I know that the drawings of Carlus Dyer are superior to any other illustratiosn to a training book that I have seen."-George Balanchine.

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GOR002754669
The Classic Ballet: Basic Technique and Terminology by Lincoln Kirstein
Lincoln Kirstein
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University Press of Florida
1998-07-31
244
0813016177
9780813016177
N/A
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