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The Classic Ballet: Basic Technique and Terminology Lincoln Kirstein

The Classic Ballet: Basic Technique and Terminology

Lincoln Kirstein

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ISBN : 9780813016177
Paperback
243 pages
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A warm welcome back to this beloved classic! For decades the standard text for ballet technique, this book--first published in 1952--presents a beginners guide to basic movements, steps, and terminology. Written by the staff of the School ofMoreA warm welcome back to this beloved classic! For decades the standard text for ballet technique, this book--first published in 1952--presents a beginners guide to basic movements, steps, and terminology. Written by the staff of the School of American Ballet, it builds on the Russian tradition of Anna Pavlova and reflects the dance style of George Balanchine. The 800 masterful drawings by Carlus Dyer demonstrate proper body position, balance point, movement, and attitude of each position and step in the basic classical repertoire. As Balanchine points out in his preface, the illustrations are more accurate than photographs could possibly be because they have been corrected and recorrected until they approximate the ideal.