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By Laura Jacobs


A exotic dance critic deals a fascinating advent to the paintings of ballet

As a lot as we may possibly get pleasure from Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, for plenty of people ballet is sort of actually a international language. It communicates via move, now not phrases, and its heritage lies nearly completely abroad-in Russia, Italy, and France. In Celestial Bodies, dance critic Laura Jacobs makes the overseas commonly used, delivering a full of life, poetic, and uniquely obtainable creation to the area of classical dance. Combining background, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances, and private tales, Jacobs bargains an intimate and passionate advisor to staring at ballet and realizing the imperative parts of choreography.

Beautifully written and assuredly illustrated with unique drawings, Celestial Bodies deals crucial examining for all enthusiasts of this fabulous artwork form.

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