Subject Area: Dance-Ballet

Nijinsky's Bloomsbury Ballet: Reconstruction of Dance and Design for Jeux
 Hodson, Millicent
2023 1-4955-1159-6 300 pages
This book is meant to share something of the creative efforts and results involved in reconstruction Vaslav Nijinsky's second ballet, Jeux, choreographed in 1913 to a commissioned score by Claude Debussy with designs and costumes by Leon Bakst. ...The book as a whole attempts to document the reconstructed choreography of Jeux. While it is impossible to record every decision and all the reasons for each one, I have tried to demonstrate the modus operandi for giving material form to a dance legend. -Millicent Hodson (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2008.

Price: $199.95

Nijinsky's Crime Against Grace: Reconstruction Score of the Original Choreography for Le Sacre du Printemps
 Hodson, Millicent
2023 1-4955-1166-9 208 pages
For more than seven decades historians regarded "Le Sacre du Printemps" as the lost masterpiece of 20th century choreography. Despite this reputation, or perhaps because of it, no attempt was made to reconstruct the original dance during the lifetime of the choreographer. As well known as the music by Igor Stravinsky has become, relatively few people realized, until the 1987 reconstruction of this ballet, that it was first choreographed by the celebrated dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky." -Millicent Hodson [Preface]

Price: $159.95

Staging of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a Ballet
 Howard, Camille Cole
1992 0-7734-9856-7 156 pages
This study focuses on three stagings of the ballet: Vincenzo Galeotti's 1811 production of ROMEO OG GIULIETTA for the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen; Leonid Lavrovsky's 1940 full-length production for the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad; and Antony Tudor's 1943 one-act production for Ballet Theatre in New York. The ballets chosen define dance tradition at a given period or extend the dance through some crucial enlargement. Also, they reflect the aesthetic theories and tastes of their choreographers, the technique and training of the dancers, modes of artistic interpretation and performance, and, finally, the politics of the country as expressed through company production policies and selections. The book uses contemporary reports, musical scores, stage plans, production pictures, journal entries and the recorded memories of the performing and producing artists.

Price: $139.95