Classical Ballet Terms

Yet there are many discrepancies in the perceived meaning, spelling and usage between various countries and teaching methods, and this dictionary aims to prevent confusion by explaining the precise meanings of over 560 of the French ...

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Author: Richard Glasstone

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110285959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 93

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Wherever ballet is taught in the world, and in whatever language, it retains one common denominator: the technical terms used are in French, deriving in part from the rules laid down at the time of Louis XIV. Yet there are many discrepancies in the perceived meaning, spelling and usage between various countries and teaching methods, and this dictionary aims to prevent confusion by explaining the precise meanings of over 560 of the French technical terms used in classical ballet. The dictionary is also unique in that it addresses the problems of correct spelling and grammar, such as the fact that French nouns have a gender with which the adjectives qualifying them must agree. These details may be relatively unimportant to the average dancer, but it is essential that they should be correctly applied when dealing with the printed word. While most of the entries are concerned with the correct translation and basic explanation of technical terms, there are also extended entries which trace both the historical background and the linguistic origins of particular aspects of ballet terminology, such as the one on The Orientation of the Body in Space. The dictionary is an essential reference work not only for ballet dancers and teachers, but for all audience members who wish to have a better technical understanding of this most elegant of art forms.

A Dictionary Of Ballet Terms

Comprehensive yet conveniently sized for pocket or purse, A Dictionary of Ballet Terms will be a welcome companion at performances--whether in the orchestra or up in "seventh heaven"--and in every other situation involving the exquisite art ...

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Author: Leo Kersley

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306800942

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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Explains the steps, movements, and other vernacular of ballet through line drawings and references to dances in which they are found.

Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terminology

This volume is designed to provide information about terminology used within the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD).

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Author: Rhonda Ryman

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021990705

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 92

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This volume is designed to provide information about terminology used within the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD). It is geared to both teachers and students who wish to understand the precise ways in which ballet terms are used within the RAD.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Completely revised and updated, this third edition is virtually a new work and should be owned by every student, teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast - even those who purchased the second edition.

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Author: Gail Grant

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486218430

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 139

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Gail Grant's "Technical Manual" has long been one of the most popular and effective ballet reference guides. Completely revised and updated, this third edition is virtually a new work and should be owned by every student, teacher, choreographer, and ballet enthusiast - even those who purchased the second edition. Extensive revision, explansion and the inclusion of more than 300 new terms have added immeasurably the value of this concise, definitive manual.

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

The Art of Terpsichore. New York, 1923. Beaumont, Cyril W. Dictionary of Technical Terms Used in Classical Ballet. London, 1939. —. A Primer of Classical Ballet. London, 1941. —. The Theory and Practice of Classical Theatrical Dancing.

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Author: Gail Grant

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486132860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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From adagio to voyage, over 800 steps, movements, poses, and concepts are fully defined. A pronunciation guide and cross-references to alternate names for similar steps and positions also included.