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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
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
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Homans, Jennifer
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
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  • Ballet
  • Dance
Target audience
adult
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a history of ballet
Label
Apollo's angels : a history of ballet, Jennifer Homans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-612) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Masters and traditions -- Pt. 1: France and the classical origins of ballet. Kings of dance ; The Enlightenment and the story ballet ; The French Revolution in ballet ; Romantic illusions and the rise of the ballerina ; Scandinavian orthodoxy : the Danish style ; Italian heresy : pantomime, virtuosity, and Italian ballet -- Pt. 2: Light from the east : Russian worlds of art. Tsars of dance : imperial Russian classicism ; East goes west : Russian modernism and Diaghilev's Ballets Russes ; Left behind? : Communist ballet from Stalin to Brezhnev ; Alone in Europe : the British moment ; The American century I: Russian beginnings ; The American century II: The New York scene -- Epilogue: The masters are dead and gone
Control code
18508198
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 643 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400060603
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn515405940
  • (OCoLC)515405940
Label
Apollo's angels : a history of ballet, Jennifer Homans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-612) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Masters and traditions -- Pt. 1: France and the classical origins of ballet. Kings of dance ; The Enlightenment and the story ballet ; The French Revolution in ballet ; Romantic illusions and the rise of the ballerina ; Scandinavian orthodoxy : the Danish style ; Italian heresy : pantomime, virtuosity, and Italian ballet -- Pt. 2: Light from the east : Russian worlds of art. Tsars of dance : imperial Russian classicism ; East goes west : Russian modernism and Diaghilev's Ballets Russes ; Left behind? : Communist ballet from Stalin to Brezhnev ; Alone in Europe : the British moment ; The American century I: Russian beginnings ; The American century II: The New York scene -- Epilogue: The masters are dead and gone
Control code
18508198
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 643 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400060603
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn515405940
  • (OCoLC)515405940

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