Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets by George Balanchine 1977

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Arguably the world's greatest choreographer and teacher of ballet in the 20th Century, George Balanchine joins his friend, dance critic and long time proponent Francis Mason, to cover all the major ballets with multiple photos of principal dancers performing their signature roles.

Conjoined with the stories of individual ballets are a brief history of ballet, a chronology of significant events, an interview with Mr. Balanchine concerning his career, "ballet for your children," careers in ballet, notes, and comments on dancers and dancing, a complete glossary of terms, and an index.  

 is an excellent addition to your vintage *** collection or home library.


Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. Please note the wear on the cover. Please use pictures as a guide. Have any questions or need more photos, ask.

Book dimensions:9x6x2

Collections: Historical Dance

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