Dance, Ballet

ASTAIRES: FRED AND ADELE

Written by Riley, Kathleen
Before "Fred and Ginger," there was "Fred and Adele," a show-business partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In our celebrity-saturated era, it's hard to comprehend what a genuine phenomenon these two siblings from Omaha were. At the height of their success in the mid-1920s, the Astaires seemed to define the Jazz Age.
June 1, 2014 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 272 Pages |
$19.95

BALANCHINE AND THE LOST MUSE: REVOLUTION AND THE MAKING OF A CHOREOGRAPHER

Written by Kendall, Elizabeth
Here is the first dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend, the extraordinary ballerina Liidia (Lidochka) Ivanova.
July 1, 2015 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 304 Pages |
$26.95

BALLET

After four years of collaboration with choreographer Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet, Swiss portrait photographer Henry Leutwyler was granted unprecedented backstage access to the Company during the winter of 2012. The resulting book, Ballet, reflects 30 years of his passion for the art form, realized in 30 days of photographing.
June 23, 2015 | Hardcover | Steidl | 408 Pages |
$85.00

IRINA BARONOVA AND THE BALLETS RUSSES DE MONTE CARLO

Written by Tennant, Victoria
In the 1930s and '40s, the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo toured the United States and the world, introducing many to ballet as an art form, while spreading the enduring image of the ballerina as an embodiment of feminine grace and sophistication.
October 15, 2014 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 244 Pages |
$55.00

DIAGHILEV AND THE BALLET RUSSES 1909-1929

While the early 20th century was rich with creative energy, no one brought theater and dance to the forefront of culture quite like Sergei Diaghilev did with his extraordinary Ballets Russes. From 1909 to 1929, the impresario attracted the involvement of artists and designers (Picasso, Matisse, Chanel), composers (Stravinsky), dancers (Nijinsky and Massine), and even a young George Balanchine.
May 26, 2015 | Paperback | Victoria & Albert Museum | 240 Pages |
$55.00

BALLET LOVER'S COMPANION

Written by Anderson, Zoe
A richly informed, up-to-date performance guide to more than 140 favorite ballets, from the classical era to the present day
July 14, 2015 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 384 Pages |
$40.00

BALANCHINE TEACHING

In 1961, Nancy Lassalle, long-time ballet patron and associate of Lincoln Kirstein, co-founder of the New York City Ballet, was given permission to photograph a two-day teacher seminar led by George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet in New York City.
September 1, 2017 | Paperback | Eakins Press Foundation/Ballet Society | 36 Pages |
$25.00
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FEUDING FAN DANCERS: FAITH BACON, SALLY RAND, AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE SHOWGIRL

Written by Zemeckis, Leslie
"Detailed, deeply researched, and compelling." --Chicago Tribune Historian Leslie Zemeckis reveals the lost stories of Sally Rand and Faith Bacon--icons who each claimed to be the inventor of the notorious fan dance. Nearly one hundred years later, both women come alive again.
October 2, 2018 | Hardcover | Counterpoint LLC | 336 Pages |
$26.00
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WILLIAM FORSYTHE: CHOREOGRAPHIC OBJECTS

Written by Respini, Eva
This stunning and comprehensive book presents acclaimed artist William Forsythe, whose work is at the intersection of performance, sculpture, and installation. Since the 1990s, parallel to his stage productions, Forsythe has developed a body of work he calls "Choreographic Objects".
November 6, 2018 | Hardcover | Prestel Publishing | 240 Pages |
$50.00
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BALLET: THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY

Written by DK
This DK visual guide to ballet history goes beyond other ballet books, with beautiful photography that captures famous dancers and key stories. Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballet dances, from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake to The Rite of Spring. Learn the stories behind renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.
September 4, 2018 | Hardcover | DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) | 360 Pages |
$40.00

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