THE BALLET-LOVERS' COMPANION by Kay Ambrose

THE BALLET-LOVERS' COMPANION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A companion book to the author's previous Ballet Lover's Pocket-Book (1945) this advances the study of ballet for the purpose of developing standards, not only for the dance lover but for dancing artists. The subtleties of training, the practical science of dancing, stage perspective, line, music and decor, style and characterization, etc., are described and explained in sufficient detail to amplify audience knowledge, to clarify a student approach. Examples are given from ballet performances, and technical as well as aesthetic principles are explored. A handbook for the seriously interested, this should not have as wide appeal as the earlier book.

Pub Date: Feb. 7th, 1949
Publisher: Knopf