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Seller: the_nile_stores (59,946) 99.1%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: GB, Item: 253634430130 FREE SHIPPING UK WIDE The Ballet Lover's Companion by Zoe Anderson A richly informed, up-to-date performance guide to more than 140 favorite ballets, from the classical era to the present day This engaging book is a welcome guide to the most successful and loved ballets seen on the stage today. Dance writer and critic Zoe Anderson focuses on 140 ballets, a core international repertory that encompasses works from the ethereal world of romantic ballet to the edgy, muscular works of modern choreographers. She provides a wealth of facts and insights, including information familiar only to dance world insiders, and considers such recent works as Alexei Ramanskys Shostakovich Trilogy and Christopher Wheeldons The Winters Tale as well as older ballets once forgotten but now returned to the repertory, such as Sylvia. To enhance enjoyment of each ballet, Anderson also offers tips on what to look for during a performance. Each chapter introduces a period of ballet history and provides an overview of innovations and advancement in the art form. In the individual entries that follow, Anderson includes essential facts about each ballets themes, plot, composers, choreographers, dance style, and music. The author also addresses the circumstances of each ballets creation and its effect in the theater, and she recounts anecdotes that illuminate performance history and reception. Reliable, accessible, and fully up to date, this book will delight anyone who attends the ballet, participates in ballet, or simply loves ballet and wants to know much more about it. FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Notes A ballet-goers guide to more than 140 regularly performed ballets, both classical and modern. From the dance critic for The Independent. Author Biography Zoe Anderson is dance critic for the Independent and author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years. She lives in London. Review "[A] crisp ability to convey an affection for ballet and a clear-eyed view of its oddities is the abiding tone of this authoritative study of the art forms history; from its origins in the courts of France and Italy to its current incarnation as a many faceted, international genre."-Sarah Compton, Sunday Times"This entertaining read will spark interest in an assortment of productions and make readers want to go see a performance-or at least view The Red Shoes."-Library Journal"Anderson conveys everything in a friendly, easy going way; and there is a lot of information and detail to convey. She makes reading what she has to say a pleasure, whether looking at whole chapters or dipping in and out... It reminded me a little of going along to one of the more friendly easy-going, twenty-minute pre-performance talks that the likes of the New York City Ballet are so good at."-David Mead, Critical Dance"The perfect amalgam of relevant and enlightening information with an utterly enjoyable prose . . . Reading it is like having a conversation with an expert friend who, with great love, introduces you to the secrets of an art too often regarded as elitist or esoteric."-Giannandrea Poesio, Dance Europe"Clearly a lover of ballet herself, Anderson compiles program notes and synopses of 140 key productions in the international ballet repertoire...as if the author is a knowledgeable friend pointing out the salient bits. Full of context... an essential reference."-Good Book Guide"Anderson is highly knowledgeable, and has chosen to write a highly readable work that also touches on some of the issues that ballet as an art form faces today . . . A sumptuous and enjoyable gift."-Maggie Watson, Oxford Dance Writers Details ISBN0300223412 Author Zoe Anderson Short Title BALLET LOVERS COMPANION Pages 384 Publisher Yale University Press Language English ISBN-10 0300223412 ISBN-13 9780300223415 Media Book Format Paperback Year 2016 Imprint Yale University Press Place of Publication New Haven Country of Publication United States DEWEY 792.8 Publication Date 2016-10-04 Dimensions197mm x 127mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in the UK, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNile_Item_ID:97728307; Condition: New, ISBN-13: 9780300223415, Subject: Art Issues & Subjects, Format: Paperback, Language: English, Publisher: Yale University, Place of Publication: New Haven, Weight: 544g

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