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In The Company Of Stars

Author : Gérard Uféras
ISBN : 2080300008
Genre : Performing Arts
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Photographer Gérard Uféras followed The Paris Opera Ballet, one of the worlds greatest ballet companies, for the length of a seasonfrom the earliest rehearsals to the final performance. He accompanied the dancers from concert halls to the rooms backstage and on a tour of Japan, observing the dancers before the curtain was raised and the first note struck. His photographs lead us into the private world of the Opéra Garnier, Pariss landmark opera house: the wings, practice halls named after the great figures in the history of ballet, and the ornate neo-Baroque foyer where, before each performance, the dancers gather to warm up.
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One Dead At The Paris Opera Ballet

Author : Felicia McCarren
ISBN : 9780190061814
Genre : Music
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"At its debut in 1866, La Source already had it all: dagger-wielding Muslims dominating veiled women, a magic flower in a green ecology, and a full blown environmental crisis at the end. When the Paris Opera ballet restages this Orientalist and colonial drama in 2011, and again in 2014, the contemporary context of homegrown jihad, climate politics and a law banning the dissimulation of the face in public spaces, keeps it relevant. At four historic performances, over 150 years, this book explores the resonance of La Source's double narrative in its contemporary contexts: the biopolitics of bodily hybridity and regeneration and the cosmopolitics of the exploitation of human and natural resources"--
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ISBN : OCLC:1060726003
Genre : Ballerinas
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The Paris Op Ra

Author : Spire Pitou
ISBN : LCCN:82021140
Genre : Opera
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Category: Opera

Ballet 101

Author : Robert Greskovic
ISBN : 0879103256
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents a look at the world of dance; an analysis of ballet movement, music, and history; a close-up look at popular ballets; and a host of performance tips.
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The Paris Op Ra Ballet

Author : Ivor Forbes Guest
ISBN : UCSC:32106017802882
Genre : Performing Arts
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The cradle of ballet, tracing the origin of ballet as a theatre art back to its foundation by Louis XIV in 1669.
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Ballet And Opera In The Age Of Giselle

Author : Marian Smith
ISBN : 9781400832477
Genre : Music
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Marian Smith recaptures a rich period in French musical theater when ballet and opera were intimately connected. Focusing on the age of Giselle at the Paris Opéra (from the 1830s through the 1840s), Smith offers an unprecedented look at the structural and thematic relationship between the two genres. She argues that a deeper understanding of both ballet and opera--and of nineteenth-century theater-going culture in general--may be gained by examining them within the same framework instead of following the usual practice of telling their histories separately. This handsomely illustrated book ultimately provides a new portrait of the Opéra during a period long celebrated for its box-office successes in both genres. Smith begins by showing how gestures were encoded in the musical language that composers used in ballet and in opera. She moves on to a wide range of topics, including the relationship between the gestures of the singers and the movements of the dancers, and the distinction between dance that represents dancing (entertainment staged within the story of the opera) and dance that represents action. Smith maintains that ballet-pantomime and opera continued to rely on each other well into the nineteenth century, even as they thrived independently. The "divorce" between the two arts occurred little by little, and may be traced through unlikely sources: controversies in the press about the changing nature of ballet-pantomime music, shifting ideas about originality, complaints about the ridiculousness of pantomime, and a little-known rehearsal score for Giselle.
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Ballet In Western Culture

Author : Carol Lee
ISBN : 0415942578
Genre : Performing Arts
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A history of the development of ballet from the origins of dance through the 20th century.
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Apollo S Angels

Author : Jennifer Homans
ISBN : 9781847084545
Genre : Performing Arts
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Apollo's Angels is a major new history of classical ballet. It begins in the courts of Europe, where ballet was an aspect of aristocratic etiquette and a political event as much as it was an art. The story takes the reader from the sixteenth century through to our own time, from Italy and France to Britain, Denmark, Russia and contemporary America. The reader learns how ballet reflected political and cultural upheavals, how dance and dancers were influenced by the Renaissance and French Classicism, by Revolution and Romanticism, by Expressionism and Bolshevism, Modernism and the Cold War. Homans shows how and why 'the steps' were never just the steps: they were a set of beliefs and a way of life. She takes the reader into the lives of dancers and traces the formal evolution of technique, choreography and performance. Her book ends by looking at the contemporary crisis in ballet now that 'the masters are dead and gone' and offers a passionate plea for the centrality of classical dance in our civilization. Apollo's Angels is a book with broad popular appeal: beautifully written and illustrated, it is essential reading for anyone interested in history, culture and art.
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The Ballets Russes And Beyond

Author : Davinia Caddy
ISBN : 9781107014404
Genre : Music
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A fresh perspective on the Ballets Russes, focusing on relations between music, dance and the cultural politics of belle-époque Paris.
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George Balanchine

Author : Brian Seibert
ISBN : 1404206418
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the choreographer who made over four hundred dance works and is considered to be the most important ballet choreographer of the twentieth century.
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Dancing Revelations

Author : Thomas F. DeFrantz
ISBN : 0195301714
Genre : Music
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He also addresses concerns about how dance performance is documented, including issues around spectatorship and the display of sexuality, the relationship of Ailey's dances to civil rights activism, and the establishment and maintenance of a successful, large-scale Black Arts institution."--Jacket.
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The Romantic Ballet In Paris

Author : Ivor Forbes Guest
ISBN : 1852731192
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents the stars of the Romantic ballet, as well as the choreographers, composers, designers and balletomanes of the first half of the nineteenth century. This study is suitable for serious followers of ballet.
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Ballet And Dance

Author : Linda Doeser
ISBN : 0896730565
Genre : Ballet companies
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San Francisco Ballet At Seventy Five

Author : Janice Ross
ISBN : 0811856984
Genre : Music
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Honoring the seventy-fifth anniversary of one of the world's leading ballet companies, a beautiful retrospective traces the history of the San Francisco Ballet, America's oldest company, with intimate portraits of its dancers and behind-the-scenes contributors, accompanied by a DVD capturing the innovative dance pioneers at work.
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Rudolf Nureyev

Author : Jennifer Fandel
ISBN : 1583413804
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of Rudolf Nureyev, the danseur who changed forever the male dancer's role in ballet.
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Rudolf Nureyev

Author : Julie Kavanagh
ISBN : 9780141912134
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NOW A MAJOR FILM BY RALPH FIENNES, THE WHITE CROW 'A gripping account of an extraordinary life' Daily Telegraph Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; established the most rhapsodic partnership in dance history with the middle-aged Margot Fonteyn; reinvented male technique; gatecrashed modern dance; moulded new stars; and staged Russia's unknown ballet masterpieces in the West. He and his life were simply astonishing. 'Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man' Mail on Sunday 'The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster' Observer 'Undoubtedly the definitive biography' Sunday Telegraph
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In Balanchine S Company

Author : Barbara Fisher
ISBN : 9780819574473
Genre : Performing Arts
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During her twelve years with Ballet Society and the New York City Ballet, Barbara Milberg worked under the direction of George Balanchine. She rose from corps de ballet to soloist, danced leading roles in Swan Lake and Illuminations, and performed in celebrated world premieres. In this observant and poignant memoir, she shares her recollections of Balanchine, his craft and his values, and lends insight into surprising aspects of his personality. Fisher gives readers a rare glimpse inside Balanchine’s artistry, including vivid accounts of the makings of such important ballets as Schoenberg’s Opus 34, AGON, and the world-famous Nutcracker. Told through the eyes of a young dancer in what seemed a truly magical place and time, In Balanchine’s Company is ideal for ballet fans young and old. Rich in anecdote, insight, and humor, it offers a unique perspective on one of the twentieth century’s cultural giants. Ebook Edition Note: All illustrations have been redacted.
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