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101 Stories of the Great Ballets: the Scene-by-scene Stories of the Most Popular Ballets, Old and New 

Paperback – May 20, 1975

Presents both the story lines and backgrounds of classical and contemporary works performed by international companies

Authored by one of the ballet's most respected experts, this volume includes scene-by-scene retelling of the most popular classic and contemporary ballets, as performed by the world's leading dance companies. Certain to delight long-time fans as well as those just discovering the beauty and drama of ballet.

Biographical Note:

George Balanchine, former ballet master of the New York City Ballet, started his career in the Imperial Russian Ballet Academy. He later joined the great Diaghilev company in Europe, becoming ballet master for that group at the age of twenty-one. In 1933 he came to New York at the invitation of the Lincoln Kirstein to found the School of American Ballet. He has been ballet master for numerous companies and his ballets are in the repertoires of distinguished ensembles in the United States and abroad. Among the more than 100 ballets he has choreographed areApollo, Prodigal Son, Symphony in C, Orpheus, Agon, Liebeslieder Walzer, and the full-length A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Francis Mason has been writing about dance since 1950 when he became The Hudson Review's first ballet critic. He has been president of the board of directors of 
Product details
Paperback: 541 pages
Publisher: Anchor; Reissue edition (June 20, 1975)
Publish Date: 04/01/1989
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385033982
ISBN-13: 978-0385033985
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces