I hope that I may be forgiven for placing an advertisement here, but it's about a new book which I think will be of considerable interest to many users of this web site.
LETTERS ON DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY, by August Bournonville.
In 1860, the great Danish choreographer and ballet-master August Bournonville wrote a series of eight public letters, which were published simultaneously in Paris and Turin.
Only recently rediscovered, and translated into English by the Danish Bournonville scholar Knud Arne Jurgensen, the letters express Bournonville's views on many aspects of ballet in his time, ranging from artistic and moral considerations to cultural comment and practical advice.
Brimming with vision, opinion and wit, these provocative writings provide an important and fascinating insight into the world of nineteenth-century Romantic ballet, as viewed by one of its foremost exponents.
88 pages; marbled boards.
ISBN 1 85275 073 0 Price GBP10.00
Postage GBP1.20 in the UK; GBP2.50 overseas surface; GBP4.00 overseas air.
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