Now on Dvd! The essential visual reference of all classical ballet movements performed by some of the greatest names in American ballet. Teachers and students alike find The Video Dictionary of Classical Ballet the most innovative and dynamic tool ever developed for learning and studying the movements of ballet. 4 1/2 hours on two DVDs, this set includes over 800 variations in Russian, French and Cecchetti styles. Many of the movements are shown in slow motion with multiple camera angles and voice-over narrative description.
This engaging program demonstrates the complete language of ballet: - Positions and Directions. - Barre. - Linking Steps. - Center Practice. - Pirouettes. - Adage. - Allegro. - Batterie. - Pointe. - Musical Enchainements.
For easy reference, a printed index of all the movements and variations performed is included. This comprehensive guide features four of the most outstanding figures in American Ballet: - Kevin McKenzie (Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre, former principal dancer, ABT). - Georgina Parkinson (Ballet Mistress of ABT; former principal dancer, Royal Ballet). - Merrill Ashley (former principal dancer, New York City Ballet). - Denise Jackson (former principal dancer, Joffrey Ballet).