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The Resource Celestial bodies : how to look at ballet, Laura Jacobs ; illustrations by Jessica Roux

Celestial bodies : how to look at ballet, Laura Jacobs ; illustrations by Jessica Roux

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Celestial bodies : how to look at ballet
Title
Celestial bodies
Title remainder
how to look at ballet
Statement of responsibility
Laura Jacobs ; illustrations by Jessica Roux
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of ballet As much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad-in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the foreign familiar, providing a lively, poetic, and uniquely accessible introduction to the world of classical dance. Combining history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and personal stories, Jacobs offers an intimate and passionate guide to watching ballet and understanding the central elements of choreography. Beautifully written and elegantly illustrated with original drawings, Celestial Bodies is essential reading for all lovers of this magnificent art form"--
  • "As much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad-in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the foreign familiar, providing a lively, poetic, and uniquely accessible introduction to the world of classical dance. Combining history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and personal stories, Jacobs offers an intimate and passionate guide to watching ballet and understanding the central elements of choreography. Jacobs begins with the most basic concepts, the five positions of the feet, before gradually leading us to the more complex and exciting ideas of dance-for example, using the Romantic ballet Giselle to discuss the two forms of energy present in ballet, Allegro and Adagio. Organized chronologically, Celestial Bodies presents an exhaustive history of the art's development through the last three centuries. Accessible to those who know little or nothing about classical dance, Celestial Bodies will also reach and enchant long-time ballet connoisseurs. Beautifully written and elegantly illustrated with original drawings, Celestial Bodies offers a comprehensive history and an essential guide to this celebrated art form for neophytes and devotees alike"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
792.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1787
LC item number
.J36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Celestial bodies : how to look at ballet, Laura Jacobs ; illustrations by Jessica Roux
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000583790
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780465098477
Lccn
2017051470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1032510371
  • (OCoLC)1000583790
Label
Celestial bodies : how to look at ballet, Laura Jacobs ; illustrations by Jessica Roux
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1000583790
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780465098477
Lccn
2017051470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1032510371
  • (OCoLC)1000583790

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