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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-612) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Masters and traditions -- France and the classical origins of ballet. Kings of dance ; The Enlightenment and the story ballet ; The French Revolution in ballet ; Romantic illusions and the rise of the ballerina ; Scandinavian orthodoxy : the Danish style ; Italian heresy : pantomime, virtuosity, and Italian ballet -- Light from the East : Russian worlds of art. Tsars of dance : imperial Russian classicism ; East goes West : Russian Modernism and Diaghilev's Ballets Russes ; Left behind? : Communist ballet from Stalin to Brezhnev ; Alone in Europe : the British moment ; The American century I : Russian beginnings ; The American century II : The New York scene -- The masters are dead and gone.
Summary, etc.: An illustrated history of ballet explores its evolution as an art form and its reflection of politics and culture throughout the past three centuries.
Subject: Ballet History
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