Chronus24 Posted October 26, 2008 Report Share Posted October 26, 2008 I've just finished this excellent book, and have learned so much about the "how's" and "why's" of ballet technique. I love being able to understand and apply concrete, anatomical concepts to otherwise ephemeral classroom traditions. I was hoping someone could recommend another book such as this one, going in the same vain as merging the science with the art. Specifically, I enjoyed the author's straight-forward style that stayed grounded in the facts and didn't fly off into "dance dream land" like a few modern dance books I had to read back in school. I also enjoyed that she provided both the vernacular names for the parts of the body, as well as the anatomical classifications, and explained the concepts in an understandable fashion with a balletic perspective. It was extremely useful as well since, like she says, many of her concepts are known to pro ballet dancers, but were discovered through years of trial and error, but for those of us who are catching-up late starters, the book serves as a sort of cheat sheet. So what should my next read be to further uncover the secrets of the ballet class? Quote Link to comment
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