The encyclopedia of world ballet / Mary Ellen Snodgrass
- Snodgrass, Mary Ellen
- Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 
- Physical Description:
- xxi, 377 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 26 cm
- Throughout the centuries, ballet has had a rich and ever-evolving role in the humanities. Renowned choreographers, composers, and performers have contributed to this unique art form, staging enduring works of beauty. Significant productions by major companies embrace innovations and adaptations, enabling ballet to thrive and delight audiences all over the globe. In The Encyclopedia of World Ballet, Mary Ellen Snodgrass surveys the emergence of ballet from ancient Asian models to the present, providing overviews of rhythmic movement as a subject of art, photography, and cinema. Entries in this volume reveal the nature and purpose of ballet, detailing specifics about leaders in classic design and style, influential costumers and companies, and trends in technique, partnering, variation, and liturgical execution.
- 9781442245259 (hardback ; alk. paper) and 1442245255 (hardback ; alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-335) and index.
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