La Sylphide - 1832 and Beyond. by Marian Elizabeth SmithLa Sylphide - 1832 and Beyond. by Marian Elizabeth Smith

La Sylphide - 1832 and Beyond.

byMarian Elizabeth Smith

Paperback | April 30, 2012

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'La Sylphide: 1832 and Beyond' is the first English-languagebook dedicated to La Sylphide, one of the most enduring ofthe Romantic ballets in today's repertory. The authors of thiscollection of essays are practitioners and historians of danceand music, and they bring to bear their expertise in a widevariety of specialities including ballet technique, literature,folklore, iconography, dance reconstruction, historiography,and performance practice.Indeed, nothing less than this expansivereach is required to do justice to La Sylphide, animmensely popular musico-dramatic stage work inspired byliterature, influenced by the visual arts and la mode; a workthat made history with its choreography and its star performer.It cropped up in countless versions (some heretoforelittle known) delighting its audiences and occasionally ( forinteresting reasons) dismaying them.Contributors are Ivor Guest, Debra H. Sowell, Sandra Noll Hammond, Matilda Ertz, Erik Aschengreen, Helena Kopchick Spencer, Ole Norlyng, Alexander Bennett, Ornella Di Tondo and Marian Smith.
Title:La Sylphide - 1832 and Beyond.Format:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.81 inPublished:April 30, 2012Publisher:Dance BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1852731567

ISBN - 13:9781852731564

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