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From Petipa to Balanchine: Classical Revival and the Modernisation of Ballet / Edition 1

From Petipa to Balanchine: Classical Revival and the Modernisation of Ballet / Edition 1

by Tim SchollTim Scholl


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In this rich interdisciplinary study Tim Scholl provides a provocative and timely re-evaluation of the development of ballet from the 1880s to the middle of the twentieth century. In the light of a thoughtful re-appraisal of dance classicism he locates the roots of modern ballet in the works of Marius Petipa, rather than in the much-celebrated choreographic experiements of Diaghilev's Ballet Russe.
Not only is this the first book to present nineteenth- and twentieth-century ballet as a continuous rather than broken tradition, From Petipa to Balanchine places works such as Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Apollo and Jewells in their proper cultural and artistic context.
The only English-language study to be based on the original Russian soures, this book will be essential reading for all dance scholars. Written in an engaging and elegant style it will also appeal to anyone interested in the history of ballet generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415092227
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/15/1994
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii

Preface viii

Acknowledgments xii

1 Russian ballet in the late nineteenth century 1

2 Sleeping Beauty: Ballet-fèerie as Gesamtkunstwerk 21

3 Ballet Ruse: The Dying Swan 46

4 Crisis in the academy: The death of the maiden 65

5 Two Apollos 79

6 Bodies and buildings JOS

Appendix 134

Notes 136

Bibliography 155

Index 165

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