Recommended books, videos & music that might be of interest to teachers, students and academics.
Livia Brillarelli: Cecchetti: A Ballet Dynasty
Cecchetti – A Ballet Dynasty makes a significant contribution to an international resurgence of interest in Enrico Cecchetti as a teacher and artist.
Richard Cave & Libby Worth: Ninette de Valois: Adventurous Traditionalist
The intention in devising this volume has been to provide a substantial resource to assist future exploration of de Valois’ life and work.
Maria Fay: Maria Fay’s Floor Barre
A collection of exercises for dancers, to be performed lying on the floor…
Maria Fay & Christina Beskow: Maria Fay’s Floor Exercises for Professional Dancers – DVD
The viewer is taken on a journey through 3 sample classes at different technical levels, preceded by a warm-up section.
Rose Marie Floyd and Eva Powers: The Tradition of Cecchetti
A brief history of Maestro Enrico Cecchetti, famous dancer, mime and ballet master, showing his great influence on the 20th Century dance world.
Richard Glasstone: Better Ballet
Written with the full co-operation of the Royal Ballet School, this book is designed as an introduction to the structure of classical ballet technique.
Richard Glasstone: Classical Ballet Terms: An Illustrated Dictionary
This dictionary aims to prevent confusion by explaining the precise meanings of over 560 of the French technical terms used in classical ballet.
Richard Glasstone: The Story of Dai Ailian
The achievements of the teacher and choreographer Dai Ailian are not well known in the west. Here is her story, set in the wide social and historical context it deserves.
Richard Glasstone: Dancing as a Career for Men
For a young boy to make up his mind to become a dancer is no easy matter.
Richard Glasstone: Dulcie Howes: Pioneer of Ballet in South Africa
This well-documented biography records the life of Dulcie Howes whose ambition was focused on the single-minded pursuit of the goal she had set for herself…
Ann Hutchinson Guest and Toby Bennett: The Cecchetti Legacy
The Cecchetti Legacy provides a more detailed account of the Cecchetti Method, one of the great classical methods of teaching ballet, than has yet been published
Kenneth Law: Physics and the Art of Dance
Written by a physicist with professional dance training, Physics and the Art of Dance explains how dancers can achieve better, safer performances through an understanding of physics in motion.
Betty Oliphant: The Artistry of Teaching
Betty Oliphant created the following ballet classes for Grade 10 boys and girls at the National Ballet School of Canada in 1990, near the end of her sixty-year teaching career.
Olga Raster: Master of the Russian Ballet – The Memoirs of Enrico Cecchetti
These memoirs give a revealing picture of one of the most important figures in the history of classical ballet.
Rhonda Ryman: Ryman’s Dictionary of Classical Ballet Terms
Ryman’s Dictionary is a guide to the complex language of Classical Ballet compiled by one of the world’s leading experts on the language of dance.
Nicole Vass: BALLET FLOOR BARRE – A WARM UP AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM – DVD
A program of exercises, devised and presented by Nicole Vass and performed on the floor.