By Laura Jacobs
A special dance critic deals a fascinating creation to the artwork of ballet
As a lot as we could get pleasure from Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for plenty of people ballet is sort of actually a international language. It communicates via circulation, now not phrases, and its background lies nearly completely abroad-in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the overseas popular, offering a full of life, poetic, and uniquely obtainable creation to the realm of classical dance. Combining heritage, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and private tales, Jacobs deals an intimate and passionate consultant to staring at ballet and realizing the primary parts of choreography.
Beautifully written and skillfully illustrated with unique drawings, Celestial Bodies deals crucial interpreting for all fans of this very good artwork form.
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Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet by Laura Jacobs