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Author Au, Susan.

Title Ballet and modern dance / Susan Au ; introduction by Selma Jeanne Cohen
Edition Second edition
Published New York : Thames & Hudson, [2002]
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  792.809 Aua/Bam 2002  AVAILABLE
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Series World of art
World of art.
Contents Introduction / Selma Jeanne Cohen -- Ch. 1. A Most Obedient Servant -- Ch. 2. The Rise of Professionalism -- Ch. 3. The Development of the Ballet d'Action -- Ch. 4. Ascent and Descent -- Ch. 5. Crystallization and Ferment in Russia -- Ch. 6. First Steps towards a New Form -- Ch. 7. 'Astonish Me' -- Ch. 8. Truly Modern -- Ch. 9. The Decentralization of Ballet -- Ch. 10. The Metamorphosis of Form -- Ch. 11. A Time of Growth -- Ch. 12. Moving into the New Century
Summary "Everyone with an interest in dance will have felt the need for a guide to the art's rich history and complex present. Susan Au's text covers the whole subject, vividly describing the great performers and performances of the past as well as exploring in detail the dance world of today. A generous selection of illustrations completes the picture, taking the reader from the palaces of the Medici to the lofts of Manhattan, from the dancing of Louis XIV to the experimental choreography of Twyla Tharp and Pina Bausch."
"A new final chapter-documents the work of the chief dancers and choreographers from the 1980s to the present, covering offshoots of modern dance such as Tanztheater and Butoh, recent developments in performance art and site-specific choreography, and the upsurge in popularity of dances of the past. In addition, the author records the uses dance and dancers have made of recent technological advances, including cinedance and videodance, CD-ROMs and the Internet."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Rev. ed. of: Ballet & modern dance. 1988
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-221) and index
Subject Ballet -- History.
Modern dance -- History.
Dance -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Author Au, Susan. Ballet & modern dance
LC no. 2001092923
ISBN 0500203520