Ballet and Modern Dance meets the needs of both students and inquisitive dance goers through a narrative focused on the development of Western theatrical dance from the Renaissance to the first decades of the 21st century, incorporating the most recent scholarship and projecting trends. The text is illuminated by excerpts from primary sources and embellished by 65 photos. A section of biographical profiles at the end of the book serves as a supplementary reference source. Intended to be entertaining as well as enlightening the book seeks an additional objective which is the value of dance history as a field of study.
About the Author
Jack Anderson is a dance critic for The New York Times, correspondent for the Dancing Times of London, co-editor of Dance Chronicle, author of The Nutcracker Ballet and The One and Only: The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as well as eight books of poetry.