Classical Ballet Terms PDF ePub eBook

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Classical Ballet Terms free pdf Wherever ballet is taught in the world, and in whatever language, it retains one common denominator: the technical terms used are in French, deriving 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 also 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 that on The Orientation of the Body in Space. The dictionary is a 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.

About Richard Glasstone

Richard Glasstone is a graduate of the Dance Department at Cape Town University. He has worked internationally as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Glasstone was Resident Choreographer and Principal Teacher of the Turkish State Ballet from 1965-1969, before being invited by Dame Ninette de Valois to join the staff of The Royal Ballet School.

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Author : Richard Glasstone
Publisher : Dance Books Ltd
Data Published : 29 September 2001
ISBN : 1852730803
EAN : 9781852730802
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 100 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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