Ballet & Modern Dance, Third Edition meets the needs of both students and inquisitive dance goers through a narrative focused on the development of Western theatrical dance from the Renaissance through the first decades of the 21st century, incorporating the most recent scholarship and projecting trends. The text is illuminated by excerpts from primary sources and embellished with 65 photos and drawings. A section of biographical profiles at the end of the book serves as a supplementary reference source. A new chapter "Ongoing Explorations" points the way to the future of dance.
The Author, Jack Anderson, is a dance critic for The New York Times, correspondent for the Dancing Times of London, co-editor of Dance Chronicle, author the The Nutcracker Ballet and The One and Only:The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, as well as eight books of poetry.
Table of Contents:
1.The Pleasures of Dance History
2. Glimpses of the Past
3. Dance at the Royal Courts
4. The Professionalization of Ballet
5. The Sunshine and Moonlight of Romantic Ballet
6. The Imperial Russian Ballet
7. Balletic Astonishments
8. The Rise of American Ballet
9. The Phoenix of Modern Dance
10. Ballet Around the World
11. International Contemporary Dance
12 Ongoing Explorations