The Encyclopedia Of World Ballet by Mary Ellen SnodgrassThe Encyclopedia Of World Ballet by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

The Encyclopedia Of World Ballet

byMary Ellen Snodgrass

Hardcover | June 8, 2015

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This reference work of more than 160 entries focuses on the uniqueness of ballet in the arts and its contribution to the study and appreciation of rhythmic control and the body in motion. Highlighting the most prominent dance companies and choreographers around the globe, the text also contains overviews of dance as a subject of art, photography, and cinema. Specialties of dance-barre training, partnering, pas de deux, child companies, variation, corps de ballet-explain the development of dancers and soloists. The book includes a chronology which follows the sociopolitical changes to classical stage art throughout history. This work will serve general readers and dance enthusiasts from middle school through college as well as professional dancers, company directors, journalists, and arts historians.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass taught high school and university classes for twenty-three years and served as a state humanities lecturer and member of the NC Library Commission. She is the author of several award-winning reference volumes including Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature (2006), Encyclopedia of Utopian Literature (1995), Encycloped...
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Title:The Encyclopedia Of World BalletFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 10.3 × 7.21 × 1.2 inPublished:June 8, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442245255

ISBN - 13:9781442245259

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionText A-ZChronologyPrimary SourcesSecondary SourcesIndexAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

Entries are informed and informative, with tightly organized factual details about the lives and achievements, musical and choreographic ideas and dance and staging challenges involved. There is a comprehensive index which enables the reader to follow through topics across the book.. The quality of the entry information is self-evidently good.and the coverage of world topics is helpful to the intended readership.. The strengths, then, of this reference work are enough to recommend it to any library seriously serving courses on dance and ballet, and the implied bibliography is worth pursuing for its own sake.