The Young Person's Guide to the Ballet: [Book-and-CD Set]

The Young Person's Guide to the Ballet: [Book-and-CD Set]

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Overview

In this sumptuous volume, readers will learn everything about the rich and varied art of ballet, from dance steps and their meanings to the evolution of the ballet slipper and the tutu and more. Following the history of the dance from the first ballets in the French court of Louis XIV to the modern productions of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Young Person's Guide to the Ballet introduces the greats of ballet - Fonteyn, Baryshnikov, Balanchine - as well as the choreographers, costume designers, and composers who together create a unique work of art every time a ballet is performed. Photographs from the world of dance illustrate the book, and the scores of Tchaikovsky's classic ballets - The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty, performed by the Munich Symphony Orchestra - are featured on the accompanying CD.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152011840
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/14/1998
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(1)
What Is Ballet?
8(2)
How Ballet Began
10(4)
The Ballet Company
14(2)
Ballet Techniques
16(4)
Some Ballet Steps
20(4)
Shoes and Costumes
24(4)
Great Ballet Dancers
28(4)
Choreography
32(2)
Famous Choreographers
34(2)
Music for the Ballet
36(2)
Great Ballet Composers
38(2)
Stories from the Ballet
40(4)
Great Ballet Companies
44(2)
Dance of the World
46(2)
Becoming a Ballet Dancer
48(2)
Tchaikovsky and his Music
50(2)
Index 52(2)
Glossary 54(1)
Acknowledgments 55

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