The essential, easy-to-use classical ballet guide. Spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance, the guide has entries for more than eighty works from ballet companies around the world. Features include: plot summaries, an analysis of each ballet's principal themes, useful background and historical information and a unique, behind-the-scenes, performer's-eye view. Dip in at random or trace the development of dance from cover to cover.
Written by former Royal Ballet Principal Deborah Bull and leading dance critic Luke Jennings, this book is a must for all ballet-goers, regulars and first-timers alike.