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Description - Ballet and Modern Dance by Susan Au

Susan Au's text covers the whole subject, vividly describing the great performers and performances of the past as well as exploring in detail the dance world of today. A generous selection of illustrations completes the picture, taking the reader from the palaces of the Medici to the lofts of Manhattan, from the dancing of Louis XIV to the experimental choreography of Twyla Tharp and Pina Bausch.

Jim Rutter's new introduction and revised and expanded final chapter set the book firmly in the new millennium, featuring leading choreographers and performers including Jerome Bel, Christopher Wheeldon, Chunky Move and the 'Ballet Boyz' alongside such styles and influences as Krumping and Parkour. He also charts developments across onstage technology, new media and reality television, encompassing motion-responsive lasers, YouTube and So You Think You Can Dance to portray a vibrant, technologically attuned and expressively evolving medium.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500204115
ISBN-10: 050020411X
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 149mm x 15mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Au

Dance historian and author Susan Au was an archivist, dance historian and writer; James Rutter is a freelance arts critic and former lecturer based in Philadelphia.

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