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Author Lee, Carol, 1936-

Title Ballet in western culture : a history of its origins and evolution / Carol Lee
Published New York, N.Y. ; London : Routledge, 2002


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Description xiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents From folk expression to seventeenth-century court dance. Origins of dance ; Renaissance spectacle in Italy ; The Ballet de Cour in France -- Emergence of ballet as an art form: seventeenth to nineteenth century. Baroque ballet ; The advancement of professional ballet ; Growth and refinement of classical ballet ; The foundations of romantic ballet ; The romantic and post-romantic ballet ; The evolution of ballet in Russia ; Imperial Russian ballet -- The flourishing of ballet in the twentieth century. Sergei Diaghilev and the new dance ; The Ballets Russes from the pursuit of the avant-garde to neoclassicism ; Ballet in the twentieth century ; The development of ballet in the United States
Summary A history of the development of ballet from the origins of dance through the 20th century
Notes Originally published: Boston, Mass. : Allyn and Bacon, 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-358) and index
Subject Ballet -- History.
Dance -- History.
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 041594256X cased
0415942578 paperback