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The Resource Apollo's angels : a history of ballet, Jennifer Homans

Apollo's angels : a history of ballet, Jennifer Homans

Label
Apollo's angels : a history of ballet
Title
Apollo's angels
Title remainder
a history of ballet
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Homans
Title variation
Apollos angels
Title variation remainder
a history of ballet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unique among the arts, ballet has no written texts or standardized notation. It is a storytelling art passed on from teacher to student. A ballerina dancing today is a link in a long chain of dancers stretching back to sixteenth-century Italy and France:Her graceful movements recall a lost world of courts, kings, and aristocracy, but her steps are also marked by the dramatic changes in dance and culture that followed. From ballet's origins in the Renaissance and the codification of its basic steps and positions under France's Louis XIV (himself an avid dancer), the art form wound its way through the courts of Europe, from Paris and Milan to Vienna and St. Petersburg. Jennifer Homans, a historian and critic who was also a professional dancer, traces the evolution of technique, choreography, and performance in clear prose, drawing readers into the intricacies of the art with vivid descriptions of dances and the artists who made them--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
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371292
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
792.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1787
LC item number
.H58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a history of ballet
Label
Apollo's angels : a history of ballet, Jennifer Homans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
5471319
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 643 p., [40] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400060603
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006945
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn515405940
  • (OCoLC)515405940
Label
Apollo's angels : a history of ballet, Jennifer Homans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
5471319
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 643 p., [40] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400060603
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006945
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn515405940
  • (OCoLC)515405940

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