Dictionary of Modern Ballet Author:Francis Gadan and Robert Maillard (General eds) Selma Jeanne Cohen (American ed.) At last, the first systematic reference work of its kind, containing a complete record of the Modern Dance from Diaghilev and Isadora Duncan to the present day. The History of Modern Ballet is an invaluable addition to a field where historiography has tended to be chaotic. It provides references that are authoritative, lucid and absorbing in the... more »ir scholarship.
Over 600 articles by the world's leading critics and authorities of the dance provide a unique source of information on every aspect of the art--the ballet, ethnic, modern dance, techniques and theories, the stories of all the important works in the repertoire, all the trends and ideas that have helped to shape and inspire this great art form.
Its 373 matchless reproductions, 143 in full color,--printed in France with meticulous care--vividly presents the decor, costumes, manuscripts, programs, scenes of famous ballets from Denmark, England, Italy, Russia, the United States, and many other countries, and capture the great choreographers, designers, musicians, dancers and ballerinas at their moments of artistic supremacy. Here indeed is an adventure in reading, a fascinating picture book and an indispensable sourcebook on the history of the dance, a book that will serve as the cornerstone of every cultural library.« less