Tango (by jovivebo)
Essence of Dance (by philippe conquet)
The Beauty of Dance (by Agata Serge)
English National Ballet
photo by Laurent Liotardo
Dance. n. A rhythmical skipping and stepping, with regular turnings and movements of the limbs and body, usually to the accompaniment of music; either as an expression of joy, exultation, and the like, or as an amusement or entertainment; the action or an act or round of dancing. (Oxford English Dictionary)
In honor of International Dance Day, we’ve compiled a reading list of some our dance titles that explore that wonderful “rhythmical skipping and stepping” in cultures around the world.
Image: A rehearsal of Giselle at the Theatre School in the early 1920s, Russia. Alexandra Danilova and Lidiia Ivanova, dancers and friends of George Balanchine, are at the far right. Courtesy Saint-Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Music. From the book, Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer.