101 Stories of the Great Ballets: The Scene-by-Scene Stories of the Most Popular Ballets, Old and New pdf epub – Albawater.co

Authored by one of the ballet s most respected experts, this volume includes scene by scene retellings of the most popular classic and contemporary ballets, as performed by the world s leading dance companies Certain to delight long time fans as well as those just discovering the beauty and drama of ballet


10 thoughts on “101 Stories of the Great Ballets: The Scene-by-Scene Stories of the Most Popular Ballets, Old and New

  1. Sasha.r.cohen 2015 Sasha.r.cohen 2015 says:

    This book is a great expansion of knowledge about the great ballets Once you have read the entire book, you realize how many ballets that you were unaware of Which is really cool to discover and is a great challenge with some ballet words I would recommend a ballet dictionary to help you, just in case I would definitely recommend it to a friend that is interested in a ballet informational book


  2. Ella Ella says:

    This book was obviously written for serious balletomanes and dancers, as some bits will be hard to follow unless you understand dance terminology As a dancer myself, I find it really useful You get spare, clean plot paraphrases with a decided lack of the busy pink illustrations so common in books of this nature My complaint, however, is that there is a lot of page space given to obscure then modern ballets not often performed today It doesn t contain many of the older ballets brought up in d This book was obviously written for serious balletomanes and dancers, as some bits will be hard to follow unless you understand dance terminology As a dancer myself, I find it really useful You get spare, clean plot paraphrases with a decided lack of the busy pink illustrations so common in books of this nature My complaint, however, is that there is a lot of page space given to obscure then modern ballets not often performed today It doesn t contain many of the older ballets brought up in dance history books, which is what I d like to use it for Because who really knows the plot of Paquita or Raymonda Other than that they re supposed to be fabulously stupid Still, good resource for neat, alphabetical referencing Also, with ballets that have multiple versions, a summary of each major one is provided Very thoughtful


  3. Liz Liz says:

    Ahh, ballet My love I ve been looking for a book like this for so long the stories of ballets This book is a compilation of just that, from Cinderella to Symphonic Variations, Billy the Kid to Who Cares and all in between It also has some notes on the construction of the ballet, reviews and the like.Of course, this is now very outdated It was last updated in the early 70s It could most definitely do with a revision, or at least another edition Or perhaps somebody else could release anot Ahh, ballet My love I ve been looking for a book like this for so long the stories of ballets This book is a compilation of just that, from Cinderella to Symphonic Variations, Billy the Kid to Who Cares and all in between It also has some notes on the construction of the ballet, reviews and the like.Of course, this is now very outdated It was last updated in the early 70s It could most definitely do with a revision, or at least another edition Or perhaps somebody else could release another book, withupdated ballets But it s still very nice to have around if you re a balletomane like myself


  4. Jeannie Donovan Jeannie Donovan says:

    I was so young when I read most of it, but I was taking ballet at the time and it was given to me as a gift Some holes in my stories were evident as I tried to tell my son Joseph what was going on, during what part, that I resolved to reread I will be ready when he is to sit still that long.


  5. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    I wish someone would update this book it is wonderful, but shows its age So many ballets have either added or dropped since it was last revised Still a fun read and yes, I have read each and every one I m a dork.


  6. Emily Von pfahl Emily Von pfahl says:

    Unsurprising considering Balanchine was one of the authors this book focused mainly on his ballets and did not provide the detailed stories I was hoping for about some of the major classical works or the modern works of other companies.


  7. Ana Marija Šir Ana Marija Šir says:

    Never have I read a book on ballet written with such clarity and detail Everything you need to know about the subject, you will find right here, whether you re a professional, an enthusiast or a layman looking to learn a thing or two.Love it


  8. Meghan Meghan says:

    When you need to know the story behind a ballet, this is the book to turn to An enjoyable read, but I used it only as a reference for a number of years before actually picking it up and reading it cover to cover.


  9. Kate Kate says:

    There wasn t really a point to this book If you love ballet, it s probably not for the plots of the stories they re based on.


  10. Gregory Knapp Gregory Knapp says:

    A great basic resource.One stop shopping