Ballet 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving the
by Robert Greskovic.
Noted dance critic and teacher Robert Greskovic has written an entertaining,
reader-friendly book that provides everything the novice needs to learn and
to enjoy the ballet.
Across Borders: Career and Culture in the World of Dancers
by Helena Wulff.
This book is ballet’s ‘biography’-a revealing examination
of a closed world, its competition and camaraderie. Anyone interested
in the culture of a ballet or the theatre will want to read what really goes
on when the curtain comes down.
Balanchine: Celebrating a Life in Dance by Costas.
Balanchine himself said, "A ballet is a movement in time and space,
a living moment. Like a hothouse flower, it blooms, then dies." No mere
coffee-table book, this marriage of unforgettable photographs and insightful
text preserves those blossoms at the peak of their loveliness.
Striking A Balance: Dancers Talk About Dancing by Barbara
Interviews with 25 of this century's greatest dancers provide a unique
perspective on over 80 years in the development of classical ballet. … “a
guide for ballet students, their parents, and the audience."
Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh.
"Here is the definitive biography of one of the most iconic ballet dancers
of the twentieth century. Rudolf Nureyev had it all: beauty, genius, charm,
passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same
excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage…Julie Kavanagh
gives us the most intimate, revealing, and dramatic picture we have ever had
of this dazzling, complex figure."
Ballet Companion: A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions, and
Joys of Ballet by Eliza Gaynor Minden.
The Ballet Companion is a fresh, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date
reference book for the dancer. This elegant volume brims with everything
today's dance student needs to start a career in dance.
Pointe Book: Shoes, Training & Technique by
The only book of its kind, this expanded Second Edition provides a
thorough examination of pointe shoes and pointe technique. Dancers and students
quickly benefit from the most current research that offers the latest information
on hundreds of contemporary designs, materials, products, and suppliers.
Classical Ballet Technique by Gretchen Ward Warren.
A comprehensive teaching guide presenting every movement in the classical
repertoire, demonstrated by professional dancers in 2,600 photographs.
101 Stories of the Great Ballets by George Ballanchine.
Authored by one of the ballet's most respected experts, this volume
includes scene-by-scene retellings of the most popular classic and contemporary
ballets, as performed by the world's leading dance companies. This is certain
to delight long-time fans as well as those just discovering the beauty and
drama of ballet.
Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century by Nancy
"No Fixed Points surveys a century of dramatic developments in ballet,
modern dance, and avant-garde dance for stage and screen in Europe and North
America. It also looks at such popular forms as show dancing, tap, and jazz.”
Dance in America by Robert Coe.
“PBS aired the first Dance in America program in 1976, and its impact
was staggering. Five million people watched the TV performance of the Joffrey
Ballet in a year when only eleven million people saw a live performance. Each
chapter in the book focuses on a dance company that was featured on the series;
overviews on the history of dance connect the chapters.”