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"The Royal Ballet"

75 Years

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A critical account of the Royal Ballet's first 75 years, tracing the company's growth and extraordinary cultural importance. It portrays the extraordinary personalities who created the Royal Ballet, from Ninette de Valois to founding music director Constant Lambert through to chief choreographers Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. With illustrations (some col.), ports.. Hardback, 288 pages. Weight: 654g.
Author:  Anderson, Zoe
ISBN:  0571227953
Publisher:  Faber and Faber
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"The Royal Ballet"

75 Years

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In 1931, Ninette de Valois started a ballet company with just six dancers. Within twenty years, the Royal Ballet was established as one of the world's great companies. This book presents a critical account of its first 75 years, tracing the company's growth, and its great cultural importance. New ed. Paperback, 352 pages. Size: 198 x 129 mm. Weight: 255g.
Author:  Anderson, Zoe
ISBN:  0571227961
Publisher:  Faber and Faber
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Ballet and Modern Dance"

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"World of Art" series; A illustrated guide ranging from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap and world dance. Susan Au also examines the upsurge in revivals of such styles as ballroom, the Argentine tango and Irish step dancing, as well as the dancers' use of modern technology. With 143 illustrations, 24 in colour. 2 rev ed. Paperback, 224 pages. Size: 210 x 150 mm. Weight: 469g.
Author:  Au, Susan
ISBN:  0500203520
Publisher:  Thames & Hudson Ltd
Date:  2002  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Labanotation for Beginners"

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Labanotation is one of the most widely used systems of dance notation. This textbook provides practical instructions for the study of its basic principles. It helps students examine the elements of movement and notation, and practice dances they have created themselves, as well as learn about dances created by established choreographers. With b&w diagrams throughout. Paperback, 84 pages. Size: 246 x 189 mm. Weight: 179g.
Author:  Brown, Ann Kipling
ISBN:  1852731230
Publisher:  Dance Books Ltd
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Nureyev"

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Available again in paperback to mark the 70th anniversary of Nureyev's birth and the 15th anniversary of his death, this is a unique visual tribute to the greatest dancer of his time, whose skill, charisma and dramatic life story made him an instant celebrity after his defection to the West in 1961. This book presents the greatest images of Nureyev's legendary career in chronological order, including his partnership with Dame Margot Fonteyn as well as striking portraits and early family portraits. With illustrations. Hardback, 177 pages. Size: 290 x 245 mm. Weight: 1261g.
Author:  Brown, Howard
ISBN:  0714848654
Publisher:  Phaidon Press Ltd
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"The Faber Pocket Guide to Ballet"

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"Faber Pocket Guide" series; This essential pocket guide to this enduringly popular art, is a perfect introduction to over eighty of the most performed ballets today. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 178 x 111 mm. Weight: 175g.
Author:  Bull, Deborah Jennings, Luke
ISBN:  0571207243
Publisher:  Faber and Faber
Date:  2004  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"The Magic Nut"

A Prologue to the Nutcracker

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The humorous and engaging, colourful drawings featured here will delight ballet fans, costume designers, students of theatre and art lovers alike. With 220 illustrations, 200 in colour. Hardback, 152 pages. Size: 220 x 305 mm. Weight: 1261g.
Author:  Chemiakini, Mihail Pandoursky, Donvena Slonimsky, Serge
ISBN:  8876243763
Publisher:  Skira
Date:  2005  (Italy)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Ballet Music"

Billy the Kid Ballet Suite, Four Dance Episodes From Rodeo, Appalachian Spring

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"Boosey & Hawkes Masterworks Library" series; Landmark 20th century works from the Boosey & Hawkes catalogue available for the first time in full score format at pocket score prices with introductory notes, illustrations and photographs. Ideal for students, conductors, performers, libraries, CD collectors and general music enthusiasts. With illustrations, photographs. Sheet Music, 280 pages. Weight: 883g.
Author:  Copland, Aaron
ISBN:  0851622224
Publisher:  Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
Date:  1999  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Rudolf Nureyev"

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This is one of the first of a series of books featuring a unique collection of images from the Royal Opera House archives. With 140 b&w illustrations. Paperback, 136 pages. Size: 220 x 260 mm. Weight: 665g.
Author:  Cristina, Franchi
ISBN:  1840024623
Publisher:  Oberon Books Ltd
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Mao's Last Dancer"

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The story of Li Cunxin, plucked aged 11 from a poor, remote Chinese village to train as a ballet dancer at the madam Mao's Beijing Academy. With 8 pages black & white. Paperback, 384 pages. Size: 235 x 135 mm. Weight: 508g.
Author:  Cunxin, Li
ISBN:  1904132758
Publisher:  Vision Paperbacks
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Remembering Nureyev"

The Trail of a Comet

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De Haan, Katie (trans.) A memoir that looks at the artists Rudolf Nureyev's and Rudi van Dantzig's relationship. With 42 b/w photos. Hardback, 304 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 602g.
Author:  Dantzig, Rudi Van
ISBN:  0813032091
Publisher:  University Press of Florida
Date:  2008  (United States)
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"Holding on to the Air"

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Suzanne Farrell, world-renowned ballerina, was one of George Balanchine's most celebrated muses and remains a legendary figure in the ballet world. In this memoir, she recalls career, professional and personal attachments, and their attendant controversies with a frankness and common sense. With 38 b&w photographs, notes, index. New ed. Paperback, 336 pages. Size: 229 x 152 mm. Weight: 567g.
Author:  Farrell, Suzanne Bentley, Toni
ISBN:  0813025931
Publisher:  University Press of Florida
Date:  2002  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Dancing Into the Unknown"

My Life in the Ballets Russes and Beyond

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Tamara Tchinarova was born in Romania in 1919 and began her dance training in Paris with emigre ballerinas from the Imperial Russian Ballet. This autobiography highlights Tamara's life in Romania and her dancing career, the marriage to Peter Finch, through to her subsequent career as adviser and interpreter for many Russian ballet companies. With b/w photographs throughout. Hardback, 240 pages. Size: 234 x 156 mm. Weight: 174g.
Author:  Finch, Tamara Tchinarova
ISBN:  1852731141
Publisher:  Dance Books Ltd
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Ballet

"Reading Dancing"

Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance

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Suggests a new theory of dance, describes four models for representation in dance, and discusses the work of modern choreographers, including Balanchine, Graham, and Tharp. With illustrations. New ed. Paperback, 224 pages. Size: 210 x 210 mm. Weight: 678g.
Author:  Foster, Susan Leigh
ISBN:  0520063333
Publisher:  University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton
Date:  1988  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Ballet

"In the Wings"

Behind the Scenes at the New York City Ballet

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Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, this book offers a look at the life of the dancers in the largest dance company in America. It provides a view of what it takes to dance at the highest level, from the rigors of daily training and injuries to the transcendent moments on stage at the end of the day. With illustrations (some col.). Hardback, 128 pages. Size: 197 x 250 mm. Weight: 586g.
Author:  Froman, Kyle
ISBN:  0470173432
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  2008  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Ballet

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