On Wings of Joy: The Story of Ballet from the 16th Century to Today Trudy Garfunkel

On Wings of Joy: The Story of Ballet from the 16th Century to Today

Author: Trudy Garfunkel
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Book Title
On Wings of Joy: The Story of Ballet from the 16th Century to Today
Author
Trudy Garfunkel
ISBN
9781497648470
"A lucid and interesting history" of ballet--from sixteenth-century French Royalty to contemporary masters--"that reads like a novel" (Kirkus Reviews). In this engaging history of dance, readers are introduced to the major performers, choreographers, and composers who influenced the development of ballet. Beginning with the birth of the art in the sixteenth-century French court of Catherine d' Medici, this informative text traces ballet as it evolved in Europe and Russia, and subsequently in England and then the United States. Included are details about the creation of such classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Serenade, as well as the contributions of such prominent figures as Pavlova, Nijinsky, Balanchine, and Ashton. Fascinating facts include inside looks at contemporary ballet companies, how toe shoes are made, and what a professional dancer's day is like. All in all, a delightful, enjoyable, and informative historical overview that will delight anyone who enjoys the art of dance.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Trudy GarfunkelPublisher: Open Road MediaPublished: 09/23/2014ISBN: 9781497648470Pages: 184Weight: 0.53lbsSize: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.42d

"A lucid and interesting history" of ballet--from sixteenth-century French Royalty to contemporary masters--"that reads like a novel" (Kirkus Reviews).

In this engaging history of dance, readers are introduced to the major performers, choreographers, and composers who influenced the development of ballet. Beginning with the birth of the art in the sixteenth-century French court of Catherine d' Medici, this informative text traces ballet as it evolved in Europe and Russia, and subsequently in England and then the United States. Included are details about the creation of such classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Serenade, as well as the contributions of such prominent figures as Pavlova, Nijinsky, Balanchine, and Ashton. Fascinating facts include inside looks at contemporary ballet companies, how toe shoes are made, and what a professional dancer's day is like. All in all, a delightful, enjoyable, and informative historical overview that will delight anyone who enjoys the art of dance.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Trudy Garfunkel
Publisher: Open Road Media
Published: 09/23/2014
ISBN: 9781497648470
Pages: 184
Weight: 0.53lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.42d

"A lucid and interesting history" of ballet--from sixteenth-century French Royalty to contemporary masters--"that reads like a novel" (Kirkus Reviews).

In this engaging history of dance, readers are introduced to the major performers, choreographers, and composers who influenced the development of ballet. Beginning with the birth of the art in the sixteenth-century French court of Catherine d' Medici, this informative text traces ballet as it evolved in Europe and Russia, and subsequently in England and then the United States. Included are details about the creation of such classics as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Serenade, as well as the contributions of such prominent figures as Pavlova, Nijinsky, Balanchine, and Ashton. Fascinating facts include inside looks at contemporary ballet companies, how toe shoes are made, and what a professional dancer's day is like. All in all, a delightful, enjoyable, and informative historical overview that will delight anyone who enjoys the art of dance.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Trudy Garfunkel
Publisher: Open Road Media
Published: 09/23/2014
ISBN: 9781497648470
Pages: 184
Weight: 0.53lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.42d