Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story. Written with the ballet legend Viviana Durante, an introduction to the most famous ballet performers. Enthrals us with fascinating dance stories. Discover over 70 celebrated dances from The Nutcracker & Swan Lake to The Rite of Spring. Explore the lives of ballet dancers, meet composers & choreographers like Tchaikovsky & Matthew Bourne. Tracing the history of ballet all the way from it’s origins at court & the 1st institutes to the contemporary scene, an unrivalled overview of this beautiful dance form. Rarely seen photographs, pieces & performances with compelling facts about dance. A sumptuous visual treat & an essential gift for all dance & ballet enthusiasts. “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.”


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