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. Certain to delight long-time fans as well as those just discovering the beauty and drama of ballet.
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About George Balanchine
George Balanchine, former ballet master of the New York City Ballet, started his career in the Imperial Russian Ballet Academy. He later joined the great Diaghilev company in Europe, becoming ballet master for that group at the age of twenty-one…. More about George Balanchine
About Francis Mason
Francis Mason has been writing about dance since 1950 when he became The Hudson Review’s first ballet critic. He has been president of the board of directors of the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, vice president of Ballet Review, and… More about Francis Mason
Published by Anchor May 20, 1975| 560 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780385033985