Celestial Bodies

How to Look at Ballet
Product Number: EB00710289
Released: May 08, 2018
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ISBN: #9781541644328
Publisher: Basic Books
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A distinguished dance critic offers an enchanting introduction to the art of ballet As much as we may enjoy Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for many of us ballet is a foreign language. It communicates through movement, not words, and its history lies almost entirely abroad-in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the foreign familiar, providing a lively, poetic, and uniquely accessible introduction to the world of classical dance. Combining history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and personal stories, Jacobs offers an intimate and passionate guide to watching ballet and understanding the central elements of choreography. Beautifully written and elegantly illustrated with original drawings, Celestial Bodies is essential reading for all lovers of this magnificent art form.

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Author(s): Laura Jacobs
Original Publish Date: May 08, 2018

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Author(s): Laura Jacobs
Narrator(s): Tiffany Morgan
Product Number DD38111
Released: May 08, 2018
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ISBN: #9781549116247
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Author(s): Laura Jacobs
Narrator(s): Tiffany Morgan
Product Number Z100133151
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ISBN: #9781549116223

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