Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story

360p. glossary. index. photos. DK. Sept. 2018. Tr $40. ISBN 9781465474780.
Gr 6 Up—DK presents the story of ballet from its beginnings in 1550 to today. The straightforward text is lengthy but never dense. Though the language is intended for older readers, a wide range of ballet enthusiasts will enjoy poring over full-page illustrations and photographs that are accompanied by concise, informative captions. The well-organized volume moves through ballet chronologically. Each time period is broken down into short segments focusing on famous dancers and choreographers, well-known ballets and choreography, theaters, and styles of dance.
VERDICT A solid purchase for most reference collections.

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