Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet by Laura Jacobs

By Laura Jacobs


A distinct dance critic deals a fascinating advent to the paintings of ballet

As a lot as we may perhaps take pleasure in Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for plenty of people ballet is nearly actually a overseas language. It communicates via flow, no longer phrases, and its heritage lies virtually fullyyt abroad-in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the overseas ordinary, offering a full of life, poetic, and uniquely available creation to the realm of classical dance. Combining background, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and private tales, Jacobs bargains an intimate and passionate consultant to looking at ballet and realizing the vital components of choreography.

Beautifully written and assuredly illustrated with unique drawings, Celestial Bodies deals crucial examining for all enthusiasts of this terrific artwork form.

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