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Ballet books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Ballet category. Presented with a red border are the Ballet books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Ballet books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Making Ballet American Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine by Andrea (Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Harris Making Ballet American Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine
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Situating ballet within twentieth-century modernism, this book brings complexity to the history of George Balanchine's American neoclassicism. It intervenes in the prevailing historical narrative and rebalances Balanchine's role in dance history by revealing the complex social, cultural, and political forces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018

Making Ballet American Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine by Andrea (Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Harris Making Ballet American Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine
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Situating ballet within twentieth-century modernism, this book brings complexity to the history of George Balanchine's American neoclassicism. It intervenes in the prevailing historical narrative and rebalances Balanchine's role in dance history by revealing the complex social, cultural, and political forces...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body by Pirkko Markula The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body

Seven essays discuss both the local perspective and the broader cultural narratives of contemporary ballet.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/01/2018

The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2017/18 by Royal Ballet The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2017/18

A beautiful gift book packed with lavish pictures from the last year at The Royal Ballet, packed with interviews and editorial pieces.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/12/2017

Des danseurs dans la ville 5 L'Oeil et le Mouvement 2018 La magie de la danseuse classique dans les rues de la ville by Nathalie Vu-Dinh Des danseurs dans la ville 5 L'Oeil et le Mouvement 2018 La magie de la danseuse classique dans les rues de la ville

Cette edition est une variation autour du tutu et de l'image inalterable de la danseuse classique. La photographe Nathalie Vu-Dinh s'amuse a revisiter les poses iconiques de la ballerine en les transposant dans des decors classiques, contemporains, feeriques ou parfois...
Format: Calendar - Released: 20/12/2017

Dancers in the City 5 2018 by L'Oeil et le Mouvement by Nathalie Vu-Dinh Dancers in the City 5 2018 by L'Oeil et le Mouvement

In this edition, the photographer Nathalie Vu-Dinh celebrates the magic and beauty of the ballerina and her tutu. Beautiful dancers strike iconic ballet poses in various places of the city. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey...
Format: Calendar - Released: 08/12/2017

Dancers in the City 5 2018 by L'Oeil et le Mouvement by Nathalie Vu-Dinh Dancers in the City 5 2018 by L'Oeil et le Mouvement

In this edition, the photographer Nathalie Vu-Dinh celebrates the magic and beauty of the ballerina and her tutu. Beautiful dancers strike iconic ballet poses in various places of the city. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey...
Format: Calendar - Released: 08/12/2017

Raising the Barre Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker by Lauren Kessler Raising the Barre Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker

An award-winning author's journey to break out of the expectations of midlife and reclaim the daring of her girlhood by dancing in the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker, with a professional company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Coming Soon

Ballet Dancers in Career Transition Sixteen Success Stories by Nancy Upper Ballet Dancers in Career Transition Sixteen Success Stories

The average length of a professional dancer's career is 10 to 15 years. Motivated by her own career transition, author Nancy Upper interviewed former ballet dancers who have made successful transitions into new careers after they stopped performing.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Dying Swans and Madmen Ballet, the Body, and Narrative Cinema by Adrienne L. McLean Dying Swans and Madmen Ballet, the Body, and Narrative Cinema

Explores the pairing of classical and contemporary, art and entertainment, high culture and popular culture to reveal the place that ballet occupies in American life. Drawing on examples that range from musicals to tragic melodramas, this book shows how commercial...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2018

Vaganova A Dance Journey from Petersburg to Leningrad by Vera Krasovskaya, Lynn Garafola Vaganova A Dance Journey from Petersburg to Leningrad
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An English edition of the only biography of Agrippina Vaganova (1897-1951, first published in Russian in 1989. It tells the story of one of most important dance teachers of the 20th century, who created a system of teaching ballet that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/03/2018

Balanchine the Teacher Fundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers by Barbara Walczak, Una Kai Balanchine the Teacher Fundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers
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Widely regarded as the foremost choreographer of contemporary ballet, George Balanchine was a major inspiration in the world of dance. This book presents a technical explanation of the stylistic approaches that he taught in New York City between 1940 and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Ballet Music A Handbook by Matthew Naughtin Ballet Music A Handbook

This book provides a practical guide for the professional musician who works with ballet companies. It addresses the daily routine of the modern ballet company, outlines the various roles, and examines the complete process of putting a dance performance on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2018

Other books in this genre

Des danseurs dans la ville 5 L'Oeil et le Mouvement 2018 La magie de la danseuse classique dans les rues de la ville by Nathalie Vu-Dinh Des danseurs dans la ville 5 L'Oeil et le Mouvement 2018 La magie de la danseuse classique dans les rues de la ville

Cette edition est une variation autour du tutu et de l'image inalterable de la danseuse classique. La photographe Nathalie Vu-Dinh s'amuse a revisiter les poses iconiques de la ballerine en les transposant dans des decors classiques, contemporains, feeriques ou parfois...
Format: Calendar - Released: 13/11/2017

Des danseurs dans la ville 5 L'Oeil et le Mouvement 2018 La magie de la danseuse classique dans les rues de la ville by Nathalie Vu-Dinh Des danseurs dans la ville 5 L'Oeil et le Mouvement 2018 La magie de la danseuse classique dans les rues de la ville

Cette edition est une variation autour du tutu et de l'image inalterable de la danseuse classique. La photographe Nathalie Vu-Dinh s'amuse a revisiter les poses iconiques de la ballerine en les transposant dans des decors classiques, contemporains, feeriques ou parfois...
Format: Calendar - Released: 13/11/2017

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring by Annegret (Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor & Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Fauser Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring
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Appalachian Spring, with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham, counts among the best known American contributions to the global concert hall and stage. Distinguished musicologist Annegret Fauser offers a concise and lively introduction to the history of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/11/2017

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring by Annegret (Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor & Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Fauser Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring
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Appalachian Spring, with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham, counts among the best known American contributions to the global concert hall and stage. Distinguished musicologist Annegret Fauser offers a concise and lively introduction to the history of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Behind the Scenes at the Ballets Russes Stories from a Silver Age by Michael Meylac, Ismene Brown, John Neumeier Behind the Scenes at the Ballets Russes Stories from a Silver Age
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The Ballets Russes was perhaps the most iconic, yet at the same time mysterious, ballet company of the twentieth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Bolshoi Confidential Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today by Simon (Princeton University) Morrison Bolshoi Confidential Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

In this incredibly rich (New York Times) definitive history of the Bolshoi Ballet, visionary performances onstage compete with political machinations backstage.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017

Bolshoi Confidential Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today by Simon Morrison Bolshoi Confidential Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, dragging one of Russia's most illustrious institutions into scandal.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

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