Four Centuries of Ballet

Four Centuries of Ballet

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Traces the development of dance's basic components, choreography, gesture, music, costume, and scenery, and discusses the backgrounds of the most important ballets... interlude of lapsed nuns in Meyerbeera#39;s opera Robert Ie Diable launched Marie Taglioni as queen-star of Romantic ballet. ... The tutu (Parisian nursesa#39; parlance for their: babiesa#39; bottoms) is still canonical. ... She put on some bits of stuff which, when hung upon a peg, looked mOre like torn ... His first and most professional costumers were Alexandre Benois and LAcon Bakst, artist-craftsmen and eruditeanbsp;...

Title:Four Centuries of Ballet
Author:Lincoln Kirstein
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 1970


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