Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet
Author: Gail Grant
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-04-30
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780486132860

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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
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1982-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0486218430

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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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2021-02-27
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1774641925

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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
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-04-18
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780486121055

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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
Publsiher: Royal Academy of Dance
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2007
Genre: Ballet
ISBN: 1904386873

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Classical Ballet Technique

Classical Ballet Technique
Author: Gretchen Ward Warren,Susan Cook
Publsiher: University Press of Florida
Total Pages: 395
Release: 1989
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0813009456

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Aimed at advanced dancers, this book discusses classical ballet's basic concepts, techniques, and movements

The Language of Ballet

The Language of Ballet
Author: Thalia Mara
Publsiher: Cleveland : World Publishing Company
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1966
Genre: Ballet
ISBN: UCSC:32106000780723

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Classical Ballet Terms

Classical Ballet Terms
Author: Richard Glasstone
Publsiher: Princeton Book Company Pub
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2001
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110285959

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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.