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Title:
Ballet spectacular : a young ballet lover's guide and an insight into a magical world
Author:
Miles, Lisa, author.
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Edition:
First edition for the United States and Canada.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, New York : Barron's, 2015.
Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm
Summary:
An introduction to ballet features facts on the dance discipline's history, basic steps, costumes, and famous dancers, and includes details of iconic performances from the Royal Ballet.
General Note:
"Royal Ballet."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764167454
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Book

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This enchantingly beautiful book is the perfect reference volume for children who love ballet. Featuring stunning full-color photos from The Royal Ballet's own collections and informative, fact-filled entries, it covers all things dance! Inside, young readers will be captivated by:

A history of ballet through the centuries An overview of basic ballet steps, music, and choreography A look inside The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School Details about shoes, tutus, accessories, costumes, and more

Most intriguing to passionate young lovers of dance will be the exploration of a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer, images of beloved performers such as Margot Fonteyn, Darcey Bussell, and Carlos Acosta, detailed close-ups of costumes, and photos from iconic performances of The Royal Ballet. More than 160 color and black & white images throughout.


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Booklist Review

The logo of the Royal Ballet on the jacket adds a regal touch to this large, colorful, handsomely produced volume. Combining aspects of a coffee-table book and an introductory handbook, it provides a hodgepodge of basic information about ballet history, famous ballets, life in a major company, and the elements involved in a performance, such as choreography, music, sets, and costumes, while Britain's Royal Ballet Company and School are referenced throughout the book. The double-page spreads are of two types. The first simply features a large, beautifully lit photo from a ballet production, while the second packs in a number of small photos and paragraphs of information, usually with a sidebar on a related topic. The sidebars are sometimes written by the individuals profiled, such as Lauren Cuthbertson's personal account of recovering from injury, featured on the Dancers' Fitness spread. The lack of an index will not deter browsers, who are the main audience. Ballet-minded readers will enjoy many of the photos, facts, and first-person narratives here.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist