Provides thoughtful and exhaustive introduction to well known ballets including Coppelia, Firebird, Swan Lake
, and Giselle
. The evocative text vividly recreates each ballet and the illustrations are full of charm, capturing the atmosphere and scenery of each one. With the information in this book you will have a clearer understanding of what you are watching in the theatre.
Here are the romantic arabesques of Giselle and the classical attitudes of The Sleeping Beauty. Sets, costumes, and lighting are re-created to give the true flavor of authentic productions and to approximate, as fully as possible, the experience of attending the ballet oneself.