Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Reviews

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet

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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 that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools are also invaluable aids.

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Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (Dover Books on Dance)

Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (Dover Books on Dance)

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 that vary from the Russian to the French or Italian schools are also invaluable aids. “More information available in one book than we have ever had before.” — Dance Magazine.

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5 Responses to “Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet Reviews”

  • Lorrie says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Great Reference Guide That’ll Keep You on Your Toes!, November 1, 2011
    By 
    Lorrie

    This review is from: Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (Paperback)

    First published in 1950, this ballet reference guide has stood the test of time. Who’s it for? Ballet students and teachers, choreographers, or any ballet enthusiast. Here’s what the book covers:

    -descriptions and definitions of over 1100 ballet steps (in alphabetical order)
    -how to say the darn words (worth the price of the book alone!)
    -illustrations showing you body positions for the more common ballet steps and movements
    -cross-references to other names for similar steps/positions that vary from the Russian, French and Italian schools

    A must have book that can easily be toted around, I doubt most readers will regret buying it. Other ballet resources I recommend include The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution for practitioners who have trouble with their feet.

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  • ycpeng says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Save 50% and order the same (printed clearly) book from Dover Books, December 8, 2011
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    ycpeng

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    This review is from: Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (Paperback)

    Before ordering, I’ve already borrowed the older version of this very same book from local library (published by “Dover Books on Dance”).
    After checking the content out, I want to buy this book. On Amazon, there are two books w/ the same title and author, one is $4.95, i.e. the same edition as the one from local library (3rd revised edition published 1982) and the other one is $9.95 with nicer/newer cover artwork (published by BN publishing).

    Hoping for more updated information (somewhat mislead by the modern looking cover artwork and higher price), I ordered the $9.99 one.

    Just got this book yesterday. What a disappointment and rip off it is!!

    Actually, I won’t be upset enough to write this review if the $9.99 version were to be the same as $4.95 one.

    There is no updated information as far as I can tell. Oh-well, a little disappointed but no biggie if there are no changes.

    What turns this into a rip-of is that:
    THE PRINTS ARE BLURRY/FUZZY IN THE $9.99 edition. It’s as if someone scanned the pages of the original book and then printed them out into a book. The letters aren’t nicely printed as in the “Dover Books on dance” $4.95 edition.

    DON’T SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY ON A SCANNED VERSION!!

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  • "shofar" says:
    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Exellent guide to better understand ballet, June 15, 1999
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (Dover Books on Dance) (Paperback)

    It is one thing to learn those complicated dance steps by watching the instructor, but it is another to get what those names in French mean. This book helped me to understand the meaning of the terms used in classes which in turn made it easier to learn the steps in class. This books takes you to another level in understanding the art of ballet.

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  • Anonymous says:
    20 of 21 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Reference Book, July 21, 1999
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Technical Manual and Dictionary of Classical Ballet (Dover Books on Dance) (Paperback)

    I found this dictionary to be useful to me with my limited terminology. It describes everything in detail, including many illustrations showing differences between Cecheti and Russian methods. Overall, for beginning to advanced choreographers or students who need a lift in their ballet vocabulary, this is a great reference! It’s also small enough to carry with you in a dance bag or elsewhere!

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  • Werden75 says:

    As a pianist who basically got drafted to accompany ballet classes I needed all the help I could get since I knew absolutely nothing about the terminology of ballet. And since my first experience accompanying was for the professionals at the Southern Ballet Theater, I knew I was in big trouble. This little book helped me immensely with the terms, although I still had tons of problems because I simply did not know what the steps looked like until I saw them rehearsed. For beginners, you are going to need a few references to understand what the instructor is saying because they simply don’t have the time to give you private lessons while the rest of the class waits. I recommend this book for all those musicians who haven’t got a clue about the language of one of the most beautiful art forms in existence. Heck, I almost sound French when I use the pronunciation guide.

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