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This website is devoted to the promotion and marketing of my book, The Differences of Movement. It is a small book, only 200 pages, designed as a ‘pocket book’ invaluable to dancers, or those beginning a study of dance, for reference. Broken down into thirteen chapters, are the prime elements of dance history from the middle ages until now, in an easy to read, often humorous, overview of the major elements of ballet history. Specifically, the book is geared toward  aspiring dancers and parents of dancers, who wish to begin further study of the art of ballet. Succinct but comprehensive, this books informs students of what they should know at a minimum, about the history of ballet, pursuant to an advanced course of study. Included in the book are dates of life, brief histories and repertoire of some of history’s most notable ballet practitioners since its onset through the 21st century. It includes biographical information of the dancers themselves, producers, choreographers, authors, musicians, artists, and some of the well-known slices of information about the productions themselves, which were the vehicle by which the past history of ballet is linked with the performances we see today. Discussed are pedagogy lines, original schools of ballet, methods by which ballet was promoted and spread around the world becoming an indelible artform, the courses by which modern dance students are linked with the timelessness of yesterday and the future of the art of ballet of tomorrow.

 

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a portable history of ballet

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