Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet


Author: Gail Grant
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132862
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 176
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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet


Author: Gail Grant
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486218434
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 139
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Gail Grant's "Technical Manual" has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides. Completely revised and updated, this third edition is virtually a new work and should be owned by every student, teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast - even those who purchased the second edition. Extensive revision, explansion and the inclusion of more than 300 new terms have added immeasurably the value of this concise, definitive manual.

Basic Principles of Classical Ballet


Author: Agrippina Vaganova
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121054
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118 illustrations.

ABC of Ballet


Author: Janet Grosser,Aline Ordman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486408712
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 40
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Clearly worded, abundantly illustrated little guide defines basic ballet-related terms: arabesque, battement, pas de chat, relevé, sissonne, many others. Pronunciation guide included. Excellent primer.

The Language of Ballet

An Informal Dictionary
Author: Thalia Mara
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: 9780871270375
Category: Music
Page: 120
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Practical guide to the meanings of 600 words and terms common to ballet

School of Classical Dance


Author: Vera Sergeevna Kostrovit︠s︡kai︠a︡,Alekseĭ Pisarev
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 487
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'School of Classical Dance' is the official textbook of the Vaganova School in St. Petersburg, and takes the student and teacher from the basic concepts of the syllabus to the most complex exercises taught at the end of the eight-year course. A thorough and logical presentation of the classical vocabulary, from its basic forms to advanced variations, is followed by a sample lesson for a senior class. The eight-year syllabus of the Vaganova School, now adopted by almost all Russian ballet schools, is then given in full. The authors were both long-time teachers at the Vaganova School. "A book which is to be treasured, one of the great technical manuals of our time" - the Dancing Times.

Classical Ballet Terms

An Illustrated Dictionary
Author: Richard Glasstone
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 93
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Wherever ballet is taught in the world, and in whatever language, it retains one common denominator: the technical terms used are in French, deriving in part from the rules laid down at the time of Louis XIV. Yet there are many discrepancies in the perceived meaning, spelling and usage between various countries and teaching methods, and this dictionary aims to prevent confusion by explaining the precise meanings of over 560 of the French technical terms used in classical ballet. The dictionary is also unique in that it addresses the problems of correct spelling and grammar, such as the fact that French nouns have a gender with which the adjectives qualifying them must agree. These details may be relatively unimportant to the average dancer, but it is essential that they should be correctly applied when dealing with the printed word. While most of the entries are concerned with the correct translation and basic explanation of technical terms, there are also extended entries which trace both the historical background and the linguistic origins of particular aspects of ballet terminology, such as the one on The Orientation of the Body in Space. The dictionary is an essential reference work not only for ballet dancers and teachers, but for all audience members who wish to have a better technical understanding of this most elegant of art forms.

The Ballet Companion

A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and Joys of Ballet
Author: Eliza Gaynor Minden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416595717
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 352
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A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs, including: Practical advice for getting started, such as selecting a school, making the most of class, and studio etiquette Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems An illustrated guide through ballet class -- warm-up, barre, and center floor Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms Along the way you'll find technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history, and tips on everything from styling a ballet bun to stage makeup to performing the perfect pirouette. Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet's time-honored traditions and essential new information.

Classical Ballet Technique


Author: Gretchen Ward Warren
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439510193
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
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Aimed at advanced dancers, this book discusses classical ballet's basic concepts, techniques, and movements

100 Lessons in Classical Ballet


Author: Vera Sergeevna Kostrovit_s_kai_a_
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879100681
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 400
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Outlines an eight-year curriculum of dance exercises and lessons developed by the Russian ballet teacher responsible for the training of Nureyev, Baryshnikov and others

Physics and the Art of Dance

Understanding Movement
Author: Kenneth Laws
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198033080
Category: Music
Page: 256
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Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion. Using simple, non-technical terms, Kenneth Laws combines his knowledge of both physics and dance to describe how the laws of gravity, momentum, and energy affect dancing bodies. The book explores the natural laws that govern the subtleties of balance, the techniques of leaps and pirouettes, and the impressive lifts and turns executed by ballet partners. Finally, Laws offers insight into two current discussions in the dance world--the effect of body size on ballet technique, and the relationship between science and the art of dance. Beautiful, original stop-action photographs by Martha Swope, along with clear diagrams, illustrate the concepts described in the text. Plus, an intriguing "puzzler" at the beginning of each chapter provides an engaging entr?e into the topics presented. For those who want a more advanced understanding of the physics, extensive appendices are provided. This new book combines the best features of Laws's widely acclaimed The Physics of Dance and Physics, Dance, and the Pas de Deux by Laws and Cynthia Harvey. Its expert application of the basic principles of physics to the art of dance will be an invaluable resource for dancers and dance instructors and will open a new level of appreciation for lovers of the form. It will also appeal to physicists who seek to include the arts in their scientific pursuits.

Understanding Rhythm

A Guide to Reading Music
Author: Michael Lauren
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457490088
Category: Music
Page: 68
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Whether you are just learning to read music, or you're an established player who wants to supplement your repertoire, this book will help you understand and execute the most common rhythms found in popular music. Drumset players will find this book useful for developing reading and coordination skills.

Learning about Dance

Dance as an Art Form and Entertainment
Author: Nora Ambrosio
Publisher: Kendall Hunt
ISBN: 9780787281571
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 202
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Ballet Step by Step


Author: Janet Jerger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780981658636
Category: Ballet
Page: 64
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With this adorable little book, learn Ballet Step by Step. Colorful illustrations and definitions of basic positions and barre exercises make the movements easy to understand and master, for beginners on up. Each ballet term is also accompanied by its correct pronunciation, making this book the perfect companion for any ballerina.

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance


Author: Debra Craine,Judith Mackrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199563446
Category: Music
Page: 502
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This comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance scene of the 21st century. It includes entries ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance.

Labanotation

The System of Analyzing and Recording Movement
Author: Ann Hutchinson Guest
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136775129
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 504
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A definitive book for students of dance and movement studies, Labanotation is now available in a fourth edition, the first complete revision of the text since 1977. Initiated by the movement genius Rudolf Laban, and refined through fifty years of work by teachers here and abroad, Labanotation, the first wholly successful system for recording human movement, is now having the effect on ballet and other forms of dance that the prefection of music notation in the Renaissance had on the development of music. This book makes it possible to record accurately, for study and reconstruction, the great dance creations of the theater, as well as such diverse activities as time/motion studies for industry, personnel assessment and physical therapy. So comprehensive that it can indicate even facial expressions, the system is also simple enough for a child to learn easily as an integral part of athletic or dance training.

The Ballet Book


Author: Darcey Bussell,Patricia Linton
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442024229
Category:
Page: 64
View: 2007

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The author, a professional ballerina, introduces the art of ballet, from the basic positions, poses, jumps, and exercises to folk and character dancing, makeup, choreography, and performing on stage. Reprint.