Technical Manual And Dictionary Of Classical Ballet Book
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Author : Gail Grant Genre : Performing Arts Publisher : Courier Corporation ISBN : 0486218430 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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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.
Author : Gail Grant Genre : Publisher : ISBN : 1774641925 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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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.
Author : Agrippina Vaganova Genre : Performing Arts Publisher : Courier Corporation ISBN : 9780486121055 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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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.
Author : Cyril W. Beaumont Genre : Performing Arts Publisher : Courier Corporation ISBN : 9780486122915 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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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.
Author : Richard Glasstone Genre : Performing Arts Publisher : Princeton Book Company Pub ISBN : STANFORD:36105110285959 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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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.
Author : Jacqui Haas Genre : Sports & Recreation Publisher : Human Kinetics ISBN : 9781492586579 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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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!