Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
Author: Gail Grant
Release: 2012-04-30
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780486132860
Language: en
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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
Author: Gail Grant
Release: 1982-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 139
ISBN: 0486218430
Language: en
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Gail Grant's "Technical Manual" has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides. Completely revised and updated, this third edition is virtually a new work and should be owned by every student, teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast - even those who purchased the second edition. Extensive revision, explansion and the inclusion of more than 300 new terms have added immeasurably the value of this concise, definitive manual.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
Author: Gail Grant
Release: 2021-02-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1774641925
Language: en
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Moving from "abstract ballet" and "adage, adagio" to "working leg" and "wrapped position," the book fully describes and defines over 1,100 ballet steps (saul de chat, jeté enveloppé, failli, entrechat six, etc.), movements and poses (arabesque, épaulement, attitude, en arrière, retiré, à terre, dégagé, etc.), and other expressions and concepts. For each, first a phonetic transcription is provided, then a literal translation, and finally an explanation of how the step is performed, the pose captured, or the movement executed, of how the concept fits in with actual ballet dancing, or of the purpose or function of the idea. A pronunciation guide, cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools, and a bibliography are all invaluable aids. From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools are also invaluable aids. "More information available in one book than we have ever had before." This essential and easy reference is a must for every teacher, aspiring dancer, and ballet class. Teacher recommended, Gail Grant's Technical Manual has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides.

Basic Principles of Classical Ballet

Basic Principles of Classical Ballet
Author: Agrippina Vaganova
Release: 2012-04-18
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780486121055
Language: en
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Discusses all basic principles of ballet, grouping movement by fundamental types. Diagrams show clearly the exact foot, leg, arm, and body positions for the proper execution of many steps and movements. 118 illustrations.

Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terminology

Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terminology
Author: Rhonda Ryman
Release: 2007
Editor: Royal Academy of Dance
Pages: 87
ISBN: 1904386873
Language: en
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Classical Ballet Technique

Classical Ballet Technique
Author: Gretchen Ward Warren,Susan Cook
Release: 1989
Editor: University Press of Florida
Pages: 395
ISBN: 0813009456
Language: en
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Aimed at advanced dancers, this book discusses classical ballet's basic concepts, techniques, and movements

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Illustrated by the Author

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet  Illustrated by the Author
Author: Gail Grant
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 127
ISBN: OCLC:1086695772
Language: en
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The Language of Ballet

The Language of Ballet
Author: Thalia Mara
Release: 1966
Editor: Cleveland : World Publishing Company
Pages: 120
ISBN: UCSC:32106000780723
Language: en
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Classical Ballet Terms

Classical Ballet Terms
Author: Richard Glasstone
Release: 2001
Editor: Princeton Book Company Pub
Pages: 93
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110285959
Language: en
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Wherever ballet is taught in the world, and in whatever language, it retains one common denominator: the technical terms used are in French, deriving in part from the rules laid down at the time of Louis XIV. Yet there are many discrepancies in the perceived meaning, spelling and usage between various countries and teaching methods, and this dictionary aims to prevent confusion by explaining the precise meanings of over 560 of the French technical terms used in classical ballet. The dictionary is also unique in that it addresses the problems of correct spelling and grammar, such as the fact that French nouns have a gender with which the adjectives qualifying them must agree. These details may be relatively unimportant to the average dancer, but it is essential that they should be correctly applied when dealing with the printed word. While most of the entries are concerned with the correct translation and basic explanation of technical terms, there are also extended entries which trace both the historical background and the linguistic origins of particular aspects of ballet terminology, such as the one on The Orientation of the Body in Space. The dictionary is an essential reference work not only for ballet dancers and teachers, but for all audience members who wish to have a better technical understanding of this most elegant of art forms.

The Ballet Companion

The Ballet Companion
Author: Eliza Gaynor Minden
Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781416595717
Language: en
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A New Classic for Today's Dancer The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date reference book for the dancer. With 150 stunning photographs of ballet stars Maria Riccetto and Benjamin Millepied demonstrating perfect execution of positions and steps, this elegant volume brims with everything today's dance student needs, including: Practical advice for getting started, such as selecting a school, making the most of class, and studio etiquette Explanations of ballet fundamentals and major training systems An illustrated guide through ballet class -- warm-up, barre, and center floor Guidelines for safe, healthy dancing through a sensible diet, injury prevention, and cross-training with yoga and Pilates Descriptions of must-see ballets and glossaries of dance, music, and theater terms Along the way you'll find technique secrets from stars of American Ballet Theatre, lavishly illustrated sidebars on ballet history, and tips on everything from styling a ballet bun to stage makeup to performing the perfect pirouette. Whether a budding ballerina, serious student, or adult returning to ballet, dancers will find a lively mix of ballet's time-honored traditions and essential new information.

The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet

The Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet
Author: Cyril W. Beaumont,Stanislas Idzikowski
Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780486122915
Language: en
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A complete beginning course in classical ballet, this volume is based on the teachings of the celebrated instructor, Enrico Cecchetti. Features a numbered series of instructions for each exercise, plus 109 detailed illustrations.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Dictionary of Classical Ballet
Author: Byron K. Marshall
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:959370615
Language: en
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The Ballet Book

The Ballet Book
Author: Deborah Bowes,Karen Kain
Release: 2018-09-22
Editor: Firefly Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0228100666
Language: en
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"This comprehensive guide... helps youngsters who love ballet to understand the hard work and commitment involved in classical dance training." -- School Library Journal (of the first edition) "A detailed, practical guide for serious ballet students... To balance collections heavy on colorful ballet books for browsers with stars in their eyes, here's a guide for ballet students who are ready to get down to work." -- Booklist (of the first edition) Prepared in conjunction with Canada's National Ballet School, The Ballet Book is the definitive instructional resource for children who are beginning to explore the possibilities and delights of ballet. The Ballet Book is an inspirational motivator, an exceptional teaching aid, and an ideal companion for students. Now it has all-new photographs in color and a text more suited to contemporary young dancers. The book illustrates in meticulous detail -- and through more than 100 photographs -- every position, step and pose involved in barre work, pointe work, alignment, classical ballet poses, attitudes, allegros, batteries, pirouettes and arabesques. Age-appropriate and comprehensive, it is a motivational guide, with information on deciding to dance; finding a teacher; musical accompaniment; finding the ideal studio; what to wear and grooming; positions, steps and poses; and exercises and nutrition. Historical highlights and modern opportunities complete this comprehensive book. The Ballet Book is a strong guide for both boys and girls.

The Ballet Book

The Ballet Book
Author: Darcey Bussell,Patricia Linton
Release: 2009-07-10
Editor: Paw Prints
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1442024224
Language: en
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The author, a professional ballerina, introduces the art of ballet, from the basic positions, poses, jumps, and exercises to folk and character dancing, makeup, choreography, and performing on stage. Reprint.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
Author: Gail Grant,Ann Barzel Collection (Newberry Library)
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 87
ISBN: OCLC:884371561
Language: en
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Ballet

Ballet
Author: DK
Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781465483492
Language: en
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This DK visual guide to ballet history goes beyond other ballet books, with beautiful photography that captures famous dancers and key stories. Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballet dances, from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to The Rite of Spring. Learn the stories behind renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet. Explore the lives and achievements of dancers across the centuries, such as Margot Fonteyn, Carlos Acosta, and Darcey Bussell. Meet composers and choreographers, from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to Matthew Bourne. From its origins at court and the first national ballet companies, to the contemporary scene and extraordinary venues that stage the productions, this book covers an impressive history of ballet and provides an invaluable overview of the subject. Filled with rarely seen photographs covering all the key figures, pieces, and performances, and compelling facts about each dance--the sources they draw from, their production history, and their reception over time--Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story is an essential gift for all ballet enthusiasts.

Dancing Through It

Dancing Through It
Author: Jenifer Ringer
Release: 2014-02-20
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780698151505
Language: en
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“A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington Post Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic, and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weight. Ballet aficionados and aspiring performers of all ages will want to join Ringer behind the scenes as she shares her journey from student to star and candidly discusses both her struggle with an eating disorder and the media storm that erupted after the Times review. An unusually upbeat account of life on the stage, Dancing Through It is also a coming-of-age story and an inspiring memoir of faith and of triumph over the body issues that torment all too many women and men.

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology

Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology
Author: Karen Sue Clippinger
Release: 2016-01-04
Editor: Human Kinetics
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781492586432
Language: en
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Karen Clippinger’s first edition of Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology was hailed as the definitive text on the topic. This new edition builds on that success by retaining its scientific perspective while making the material more accessible to students and teachers. What’s New? • A suite of online instructor and student ancillaries to support the text • An improved organization that will help teachers better cover the content in their courses • A reduction of the scientific depth to produce a more reader-friendly book that focuses on the musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology that dancers need to know • Graphics, photos, and anatomical illustrations that demonstrate muscle movements and technique considerations and set the book apart from others in its field Primary Focus While much is new in this second edition, Clippinger retains her emphasis on presenting the anatomical and kinesiological material that is essential for dancers to understand. The text includes descriptions of joint structure, key muscles, common alignment problems, select joint mechanics, and movement analysis and includes sample strength and flexibility exercises for each region of the body. Accessible to a Wider Audience Clippinger has made this second edition more engaging to a wider audience and narrowed the scope of the material so it can be more readily covered in a single undergraduate course. And while many of the text examples are dance-specific, its applied nature and its many illustrations make it a great reference for Pilates, yoga, and fitness instructors as well as dance educators and dedicated dancers. New Ancillaries • An instructor guide featuring a sample syllabus and course outline, chapter outlines, lab assignments, answers to review questions, and sample tests • A presentation package providing slides with text and graphics that reinforce key points • A student web resource including assignments, outlines, study sheets, and 20 video clips that demonstrate technique and correction guidelines This new edition will give teachers a clearer picture of the anatomical and kinesiological factors that aid in generating technique cues and identifying technique problems. It will provide dancers with a better understanding of overcoming technique challenges and preventing injuries. Its solid grounding in the sciences, along with the art and accessible text, will help teachers become more effective and empower dancers to realize their potential and artistic vision. Quotes The first edition of Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology was hailed by reviewers as “most likely to become the definitive text in dance anatomy, kinesiology, and conditioning classes” (Journal of Dance Medicine and Science); “a must for any dance teacher who is serious about helping their students” (Australia Dance Teacher Magazine); and “the most substantive dance science resource to date” (Journal of Dance Education).

Beginning Hip Hop Dance

Beginning Hip Hop Dance
Author: Durden, E. Moncell
Release: 2017-12
Editor: Human Kinetics
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781492544456
Language: en
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Beginning Hip-Hop Dance provides dance students and general education students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hip-hop—its techniques, styles, aesthetics, history, significant works, and artists. The text comes with a web resource of 56 video clips to aid in practicing techniques.

Dance Anatomy

Dance Anatomy
Author: Jacqui Haas
Release: 2018-11-15
Editor: Human Kinetics
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781492586579
Language: en
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Experience the raw energy and aesthetic beauty of dance as you perfect your technique with Dance Anatomy. Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, Dance Anatomy presents more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries. The exercises are drawn in stunning detail, capturing the dancer in motion and highlighting the active muscles associated with each movement so you can develop and strengthen different areas of the body. You will clearly see how muscular development translates into greater poise and elegance on the stage. Each chapter addresses a key principle of movement to help you improve performance, beginning with the center of the body, where dance begins. You will learn exercises to target specific areas, such as shoulders and arms, pelvis, and lower legs to enhance flexibility and ensure safety. You will also discover more efficient ways of improving your lines and technique by implementing a supplementary conditioning program that takes into account your changing cycles of classes, practices, and times of rest. Regardless of your ability level or dance style, Dance Anatomy will help you master the impeccable balance, intense muscular control, and grace to prepare you for your next leading role!