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Appropriate and informative for students and viewers of ballet.
A concise and authoritative dictionary of ballet terminology. Definitions are short and to the point; phonetic pronunciation is given for all foreign terminology (primarily French.) Entries are accompanied by drawings (over 100 of them!) that illustrate the terms and clearly show how movements are executed. Critical dance terminology and famous historical figures are also included with short biographies of the historical figures complementing the technical explanations of terminology.
"An exceptionally valuable book. THE LANGUAGE OF BALLET should be considered an essential reference and primer for all ballet audiences and performers." - The Midwest Book Review