Storia della Danza e del Balletto (History of Dance and Ballet)
Foreign rights sold: Éditions de Grenelle (France)
From the sacred dances of ancient Greece to the provocative moving bodies of the latest international avant-garde, a span unfolds of almost two thousand years of dance history in the West.
The most ambitious and impressive achievement yet in the long tradition of dance titles published by Gremese
From the sacred dances of ancient Greece to the provocative moving bodies of the latest international avant-garde, a span unfolds of almost two thousand years of dance history in the West. This history is retraced and splendidly illustrated here for specialized and general readers alike. The very lengthy period under consideration has been subdivided into three important chronological sections: From Antiquity to the 17th Century, the 18th and 19th Centuries, and From the 20th Century to the New Millennium. In each of these sections the authors have carefully developed the aesthetic, social, choreographic, and technical aspects of the art of dance. They particularly consider how these relate to the world of music, literature and the figurative arts. The authors also reflect upon the reciprocal influences between various schools and the great artists of different countries. There are more than 400 pages lavishly illustrated in color to present dance not only as an art to be read about but also to visually admire and one to which we can simply let ourselves surrender.
– The book took two years of preparation, editing of the texts and photographic research.
– Many, exclusive images from libraries and international collections (Opéra de Paris, Teatro alla Scala, the National Library of Sweden, the State Library of St. Petersburg…). In addition, contributions from the photo archives of Ballet2000, a magazine on dance with an international circulation.
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O. Di Tondo, F. Pappacena, A. Pontremoli
The three prestigious authors are professors and researchers who have also contributed to dozens of publications: Ornella Di Tondo (La Sapienza University of Rome), Flavia Pappacena (National Dance Academy and La Sapienza University of Rome), and Alessandro Pontremoli (University of Turin).
F. Pappacena: Il linguaggio della danza classica