The Art of Teaching Classical Ballet by Woytek LowskiThe Art of Teaching Classical Ballet by Woytek Lowski

The Art of Teaching Classical Ballet

byWoytek Lowski

Paperback | November 28, 2016

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A ballet-master of many years’ experience, Woytek Lowski was uniquely
qualified in the art of teaching classical ballet to both students and
professionals, in class and in rehearsal. Participants in his classes have
included such outstanding international dancers as Mikhail Baryshnikov,
Natalia Makarova, Gelsey Kirkland, Anthony Dowell and Sylvie Guillem.
The Art of Teaching Classical Ballet passes on Lowski’s considerable expertise on
all aspects of teaching classical ballet. After detailed observation and analysis
of classwork and ballet technique, Lowski goes on to assess the general
purpose of classwork, the responsibilities of both teachers and students, and
gives helpful, often humorous advice for the student. He also considers the
problems that the aspiring student is likely to encounter on entering the dance
profession, such as the demands of adapting to different dance styles and
traditions, stage fright, and diet. Finally, a sample class for advanced students
is given in full.
More than just a teaching manual, The Art of Teaching Classical Ballet goes
considerably beyond the technical aspects of ballet, and provides a muchneeded
link between the worlds of the aspiring student and the professional
dancer. It will prove to be an invaluable all-round guide for teachers, students
and performers of classical ballet.
Woytek Lowski studied at the Warsaw Ballet School and at the Vaganova
Choreographic School in Leningrad. He joined the Warsaw Opera Ballet in
1958, and in 1964 won the silver medal at the Varna International Ballet
Competition. From 1966-71 he danced with Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the
Twentieth Century, creating roles in Béjart’s Romeo and Juliet, Baudelaire, and
Actus Tragicus, amongst others. After appearing with Tanz-Forum in Cologne
and the Ballet de Marseille, he became a premier danseur at the Boston Ballet,
1973-79. Later he held the post of ballet-master at American Ballet Theatre,
the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and English National Ballet, and taught widely
in countries all over the world. After his death in 1995, the Woytek Lowski Foundation was set up in Poland to help aspiring young dancers.

Title:The Art of Teaching Classical BalletFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.18 inPublished:November 28, 2016Publisher:Dance BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1852730455

ISBN - 13:9781852730451

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