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Ballet and Modern Dance: A Concise History
Now expanded and updated, this second edition of the original bestseller is an engaging interpretation of dance history—from the Ancient Greeks and European royal courts to the rise of the “American“ ballet and the explosion of modern dance. Short profiles, an extensive bibliography, a helpfulindex,and selections from primary sources are also included. ...more
Paperback, 299 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Princeton Book Company
(first published May 28th 1986)
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Another favorite from dance history. This book spans the evolution of dance, again from ballet in the royal courts to Lincoln Center in New York and even further into the realms of Graham's modern technique to William Forsythe's contemporary ballet style. Intriguing and great read for all dancers!