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6.1.7. Ballet and Modern Dance Technique




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This article is from the Ballet and Modern Dance FAQ, by Tom Parsons twp@panix.com with numerous contributions by others.

6.1.7. Ballet and Modern Dance Technique


Barringer, Janice, and Sarah Schlesinger. "The Pointe Book". Pennington
(New Jersey). Pennington (N. J.): Princeton Book Company, 1991, ISBN
0-87127-150-8.

Dolin, Anton. "Pas de Deux: the Art of Partnering". New York: Dover.
ISBN 0-486-22038-9

Grieg, Valerie. "Inside Ballet Technique: Separating anatomical fact from
fiction in the ballet class". Princeton, 1994. ISBN 0-87127-191-5.
Explains anatomical laws and body mechanics in relation to ballet
technique.

Hammond, Sandra Noll "Ballet Basics" (Third Edition). Mountain View,
California: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1993, ISBN: 1-55934-134-3.
"Designed for the adult beginner, "Ballet Basics" provides basic
instruction for ballet technique and conditioning, information on the
history of ballet, and a guide for evaluating and appreciating ballet
performance." --from the blurb.

Kostrovitskaya, Vera. "100 Lessons in Classical Ballet" (trans. Oleg
Briansky) New York: Limelight Editions, 1987, ISBN 0-87910-068-0.
The Eight-Year Program of Leningrad's Vaganova Choreographic School.

-------- and A. Pisarev. "School of Classical Dance" (trans. John Barker).
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1979. The book bears the following
identification numbers: 80105-1003 / K----------123-79 / 014(01)-79.

Lawson, Joan. "Teaching Young Dancers". Brooklyn: Theatre Arts Books,
1984, out of print. Good on placement (contains some instructive
anatomical drawings); explains many steps (although by no means all),
with descriptions and photographs showing right and wrong ways to
execute them.

Messerer, Asaf. "Classes in Classical Ballet". Garden City: Doubleday,
1975, ISBN 0-385-04599-9.

Moss, Dena Simone and Allison Kyle Leopold. "The Joffrey Ballet School's
Ballet-Fit." New York: St Martin's Griffin, 1998, ISBN 0-312-19470-6.
In effect, two books: an essential introduction to ballet for adult
beginners, and a ballet-based workout. (The title refers to the second
part.) The first part is invaluable for adults starting ballet. Read
this and you won't just try one class and give up in despair. Highly
recommended.

Royal Academy of Dancing. "Step-by-Step Ballet Class". Chicago:
Contemporary Books, 1993, ISBN 0-8092-3499-8. Describes and
illustrates elementary steps; organized by grade from pre-primary to
grade five.

Vaganova, Agrippina. "Basic Principles of Classical Ballet". New York:
Dover Books, 1969, ISBN 0-486-22036-2. Recommended to all students.
Gives basic conceptions of classical ballet, on through the most
advanced form of each movement. Includes sample lessons and musical
accompaniment information. 118 illustrations.

Warren, Gretchen. "Classical Ballet Technique". Tampa: University of
South Florida Press, 1989, ISBN 0-8130-0945-6. A picture book for
serious dancers: a dictionary of steps defined by photographs of them
as done by professionals. A companion book to Grant or to Kersley and
Sinclair.

 

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