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This visual guide to ballet history goes beyond other ballet books, with evocative photography that captures famous ballet dancers and key ballet stories, written with ballet legend Viviana Durante as Editorial Consultant.

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Viviana Durante is considered to be one of the greatest, most dramatic ballerinas of her generation. Born in Rome, she became The Royal Ballet's youngest principal dancer at 21 and was also principal ballerina with American Ballet Theatre, Teatro alla Scala, and Japan's K-Ballet. Viviana holds a Diploma of Dance Teaching from The Royal Ballet School and a Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning from Trinity College, London. She coaches and teaches internationally.

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A heavy kaleidoscopic tome, a beautifully produced coffee table book [...] Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a welcome addition to any balletomane's library. * British Theatre Guide *

If you are looking for a present for a ballet lover, it is an excellent buy, lots of lovely photographs, accessible language and published at a very reasonable price. Dance
lovers could happily curl up and browse this well-presented book that offers such an
eclectic choice of material.

* Seeingdance.com *
A luxurious and substantial book - it needs its own table where it can be left open and adored. * The Lady *
For balletomanes of all ages, this hefty, richly illustrated book traces the history of 'a dance executed by the human soul', as Pushkin expressed it, from its beginnings in the court of Henri II and Catherine de' Medici in 16th-century France, to the present day. From romantic and classical to modern ballet, here is everything you could want to know, with profiles of the greats, dancers, ballets and more. * Saga Magazine *

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