Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet

3.96 avg rating
( 1,402 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781862079502: Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This title presents a fascinating history of classical ballet which takes us from its origins in 18th century France through the Italian influence in the 19th century, the dominance of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th century, up to the present and ballet's uncertain future. It begins in the courts of old Europe, where ballet began as an aristocratic etiquette and moved from Italy and France to Britain, Denmark, Russia and contemporary America. Homans argues that the evolution of steps, technique and choreography can only be understood in light of the great political and intellectual movements of the past 200 years. Homans shows how dance and dancers were influenced by the Renaissance and French Classicism, by Revolution and Romanticism, by Expressionism and Bolshevism, Modernism and the Cold War. Her book ends with the contemporary crisis in ballet now that 'the masters are dead and gone' and offers a passionate plea for the centrality of classical dance in our civilization.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

A Look Inside Apollo's Angels


Rubies
Photo by Costas

Serenade
Photo by Costas

Nutcracker Snowflakes
Photo by Costas

Nikolaj Hübbe in La Sylphide
Photo by Costas

About the Author:

Jennifer Homans was a professional dancer, who trained at the School of American Ballet. When she retired from dancing, she studied European and American cultural history at Columbia and New York Universities and then turned to dance criticism. She is married to the historian Tony Judt, and lives in New York City

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780812968743: Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0812968743 ISBN 13:  9780812968743
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2011
Softcover

9781400060603: Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet

Random..., 2010
Hardcover

9781847082565: Apollo'S Angels: a History of Ballet

Granta..., 2011
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Homans, Jennifer
Published by Granta Books (UK) (2010)
ISBN 10: 1862079501 ISBN 13: 9781862079502
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Granta Books (UK), 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111862079501

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jennifer Homans
Published by Granta Books (UK) (2010)
ISBN 10: 1862079501 ISBN 13: 9781862079502
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Granta Books (UK), 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1862079501

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 216.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds