The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: Gennaro Magri and His World
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BeschreibungItalian ballet in the eighteenth century was dominated by dancers trained in the virtuoso style that combined French ballet technique with a vigorous athleticism that made Italian dancers in demand all over Europe. Gennaro Magri's Trattato teorico-prattico di ballo, the only work from the eighteenth century that explains the practices of midcentury Italian theatrical dancing, is a starting point for this investigation of an influential type of ballet and its connections to the operatic and theatrical genres of its day. Illustrations, music examples, and dance notations supplement the text.
PortraitRebecca Harris-Warrick is professor of music at Cornell University.Bruce Alan Brown is professor of music history at the University of Southern California.
Untertitel: 'Studies in Dance History'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF WISCONSIN PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2005
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten