1st Edition

Ballet in Western Culture A History of Its Origins and Evolution

By Carol Lee Copyright 2003
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    Part One: From Folk Expression to Seventeenth Century Court Dance 1. Origins of Dance 2. Renaissance Spectacle in Italy 3. The Ballet de Cour in France. Part Two: Emergence of Ballet as an Art Form: Seventeenth to Ninteeenth Century 4. Baroque Ballet 5. The Advamncement of Professional Ballet 6. Growth and Refinement of Classical Ballet 7. The Foundations of Romantic Ballet 8. The Romantic and Post-Romantic Ballet 9. The Evolution of Ballet in Russia 10. Imperial Russian Ballet Part Three: The Flourishing of Ballet in the Twentieth Century 11. Sergie Diaghilev and the New Dance 12. The Ballet Russes from the Pursuit of the Avant-Garde to Neoclassicism 13. Ballet in the Twentieth Century 14. The Development of Ballet in the United States. Chronology. Glossary. Bibliography. Ballets. Index


    Carol Lee established the ballet program at Florida State University in 1965, and has also taught ballet as a guest professor at universities throughout the US and around the world. She has choreographed works for the Tampa Ballet.

    "Serves well as a basic foundation for my course devoted solely to ballet history." -- Angelika Gerbes, Professor of Ballet, Ohio State University
    "The text is a good introduction to ballet history . . . it's a great reference source." -- Amy Stoddart, Professor of Dance History, University of Oregon
    "An excellent ballet history book." -- Judith Bennahum, Department Chair, Dance History Program, University of New Mexico